Archive for the ‘For Fun’ Category

What are some highlights of the Chicago street art scene?

Monday, April 27th, 2020
A detailed mural adorns the wall of a Chicago underpass.

Chicago Street Art Overview Video Compilation

Here in Chicago, we’re proud of our diverse street art scene that has been growing ever since the 1970s. Murals have proven to be a great way to bring life to what may be otherwise dreary or mundane spaces of city infrastructure.

Of course, as we write this, it’s not easy (or advised) to get out and see Chicago street art in-person (due to the COVID-19 quarantine). So whether you want to learn something new, make a list of what to check out when we can finally get outside again, or simply reminisce about the vibes of the city that you’re now missing, we’ve compiled the street art video compilation below to help you out.

Thanks for watching, and we hope you enjoy.

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How does Chicago impact the automotive tech industry?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
A view of the Chicago river from above.

Car Tech Companies in Chicago

Chicago impacts the automotive industry in a variety of ways. One of these is through the proliferation of car-focused tech companies in the city. This goes way back to before tech was cool; in 1980, CCC Information Services was founded. Then, in the 1990s, along came NAVTEQ and Cars.com.

Recently, however, a waterfall of newfangled tech startups have gotten in on the party. Some standouts you may have heard of include DRIVIN, SpotHero and ParkWhiz. But there are many more automotive tech innovators in the Windy City. Read on below to learn more about some of the latest electronic wave-makers. 

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Where can I go off-roading near Chicago?

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
2020 Honda Passport Elite AWD in an off-road clime.

If you’re a Chicago-resident who’s into off-roading, you might be wondering where you can indulge in this exciting pastime. After all, the big city isn’t necessarily the best place for off-road adventures through uncharted (or at least undeveloped) terrain. So where are some good spots to go off-roading near Chicago?

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What is there to do during spring 2020 in Chicago?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
City skyline dotted with flowers and clouds to represent spring.

Chicago Spring 2020 Activities

For us, the burgeoning springtime in Chicago always brings to mind George Harrison’s lovely Beatles composition, “Here Comes the Sun.” Though this year’s winter has not felt as long, cold or lonely as most (knock on wood), it’s still beautiful to feel the spring sunshine returning from its long frigid slumber.

Oftentimes, however, it can feel like spring is skipped entirely in Chicago and we suddenly find ourselves in the hot, humid summer. So how can we get out and appreciate those brief doses of springtime that our rather stingy Illinois climate provides?

To help make the most of your spring 2020 experience, we’ve compiled several activities below sure to stimulate your senses with the many different elements this special season has to offer. Read on and decide how you’d like to enjoy your time in spring 2020. 

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What does Chicago look like in a timelapse?

Monday, February 24th, 2020
A large clock looms over the Chicago skyline at twilight.

Chicago Timelapse Compilation

One unique gift brought about by modern video technology is the timelapse. This filming technique grants us the ability to see our world at an accelerated pace, noticing things in a way we would not otherwise.

The internet is stacked with intriguing timelapse videos of Chicago. We compiled a few of our favorites here. Check them out to watch the cycles of daily life and nature go by through our home city with renewed beauty.

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What should I do for Valentine’s Day 2020 in Chicago?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
A smiling man proffers a rose up to the nose of a woman sitting near him. A mating ritual of the human species.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day 2020 Ideas in Chicago, IL

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It will be here any day now, in fact, depending on when you’re reading this. To help save the city from a collective V-Day flop, we here at Continental Honda have compiled a few interesting last-minute ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day 2020.

Be warned that these events are a bit pricey. Check out the costs that we’ve listed to determine if they fit your budget. Now that’s out of the way, read on for some unique ways to make Valentine’s Day 2020 one for the books.

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Are there self-driving cars in Chicago?

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Several self-driving cars drive down a sunny street. Their intelligence is represented by glowing blue circles surrounding them.

In recent years, you’ve likely been hearing more and more about a technology that once seemed to belong to the distant realm of science fiction fantasy: self-driving cars. Despite skepticism from control freaks, research and work on self-driving cars by all the major automakers continues to progress, bringing this once-utopian dream to more and more of a reality each day.

Self-driving cars are already beginning to appear out on the streets in select cities. What about Chicago? Are there currently any self-driving cars in operation throughout the Windy City? (more…)

What should I do in Chicago during Fall?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Text on an autumnal backdrop reads, "Fall in Chicago."

Fall Event Guide for Chicagoans

With the heat of summer finally abating, but the icy cold of midwestern winter not yet arrived, autumn is an incredible time to enjoy the rich culture of Chicago. We’ve assembled a few of our favorite annual, ongoing events that Chicago residents can check out to take advantage of this great season.

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Where to Go for Valentine’s Day Dinner in Chicago

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Valentine's Day in Chicago

Most Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your reservations in for your romantic dinner with that special someone. If you’re not sure where to go, here are some of the best, most highly-rated romantic restaurants in the Chicago area. (more…)

Best Pumpkin Patches near Countryside, IL

Friday, September 21st, 2018
pumpkins with "pumpkins near countryside" written on it

Where can you get pumpkins near Countryside, IL?

Looking to get into the fall spirit? There are plenty of ways to do so, but one of our favorites is to visit one of the many pumpkin patches and fall festivals located near Countryside! If you’re in the area, here are a few of the best pumpkin patches to check out! (more…)