Happy birthday, Chicago! The city turned 175 this year and kicked off a 175-day celebration in March that continues until August. For those planning to go this summer, MileNorth hotel near the city's Magnificent Mile shopping area will take 20% off room rates.
The deal: The Experience Hospitality by the Mile applies the discount to the hotel's best available rate. Prices start at $167 a night plus tax; use the promotion code "MILE20" when making a reservation.
When: The offer is good for stays through Aug. 31, subject to availability.
Tested: Fourth of July is a great time to visit the Windy City and watch the fireworks show at the Navy Pier. I checked availability for a July 3-5 stay and found a room for $195 a night plus tax, discounted from $244 a night.
Contact: MileNorth, (312) 787-6000.