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Our Chicago experience gifts provide them with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and make perfect gifts for every occasion.
Choose from experiences that range from race car driving and learning to fly to cruises on Lake Michigan, food tours of the city's hottest restaurants, and much more. You're sure to find an incredible Chicago experience gift guaranteed to please anyone on your list.
A dream come true for those that have always wanted to learn to fly!
Learn to fly a helicopter as you take the controls of an extremely maneuverable OH-6A helicopter.
Real cars, real track, real fast! Experience the thrill of NASCAR racing as a professional speeds you around the track in a 2-seat Sprint Cup style stock car!
Experience the unparalleled thrill and excitement of driving a NASCAR Sprint Cup style stock car. A crew member buckles you in, checks your radio, and gives the "thumbs up" sign to your instructor. It is time for the thrill of a lifetime!
Enjoy this unique food tasting and cultural walking tour through Chicago's most delicious and historic neighborhoods.
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Explore the unique and intriguing past of Chicago's historic buildings from the seat of a kayak as you paddle the famous Chicago River.
Kayak down the Chicago River at sunset and experience the city like you've never seen it before.
Take a personalized golf lesson with a Class A PGA Professional in Chicago. Teachers will look at the the key elements of your golf game and help you to improve your shot, and lower your score and handicap.
Quite simply, a Chicago Dinner Cruise is the perfect night out. A magical evening on the water enhanced by dazzling city sights and lakefront lights!
Step aboard Chicago's most elegant cruising vessel for a first class gourmet dinner cruise.Take in magnificent views of Chicago's legendary skyline and lakefront from the ship's panoramic windows or the many observation decks!
Take in Chicago's unique culture while getting a little exercise on this informative and relaxing bike tour.
You and your co-pilot will be sent on a combat mission for a day in the sky above Chicago as you dodge enemy fire and hunt down your opponent!
Experience the thrill of skydiving without the hassle of a plane and parachute when you go Indoor Skydiving!
Enjoy this guided food tour of Bucktown & Wicker Park, two of Chicago's trendier neighborhoods which are home to some of the city's best restaurants and eateries.
Come see the beautiful city of Chicago "One Slice at a Time" with this fun and delicious Chicago Pizza Tour!
Plunge into one of the most defining moments in American history on the Chicago Prohibition Tour!
Experience the thrill of sky diving in Chicago at one of the most experienced skydiving centers in the country!
If you have ever dreamed of flight or wondered what it would be like to pilot your own personal soaring craft, then you are a perfect candidate to venture into the world of hang gliding.
Channel your adventurous spirit as you climb, leap, and zip your way through the treetops of Bemis Woods!
One of the most unique things to do in Chicago awaits you alongside the famed Navy Pier. Step aboard a luxury yacht to enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and dancing on the Chicago Lunch Cruise!
Delight in an afternoon of elegant dining, vibrant entertainment and sensational city views — all from the luxury of the Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise.
Start your week off in style by spending a relaxing afternoon aboard the Chicago Sunday Brunch Cruise from Navy Pier.
Relax in the lap of luxury for a Sunday afternoon aboard the magnificent Odyssey . Admire city sights, sip bubbly, and savor delicious dishes on a Gourmet Champagne Brunch Cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Experience the gift of relaxation with a SpaFinder gift certificate, the most popular spa and wellness gift in North America!
Experience pure heart-pounding speed with a ride along in the passenger seat of a full sized, 600 horsepower, 2 seat, Indy-style race car.
Do you have what it takes to drive a full-sized, 600 horsepower, open cockpit, open wheel, Indy style race car?
Get a birds eye view of the picturesque Illinois landscape on a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride near Chicago!
Enjoy a romantic and tranquil flight over the Illinois countryside on a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride near Chicago!
Venture to Lake Geneva on this unique flying experience where you'll even have the opportunity to take over the controls!
Show off your rhythm and hone in on your DJ skills in this private DJ lesson in Chicago!
Get blown away by the many things to do in the Chicago!
The Windy City is one of America's most sought-after destinations in the Midwest — not to mention in all of America itself. Boasting a vibrant city life, full of Chicago sightseeing, shopping, tours, food, culture and entertainment — it's easy to see why Chi-town is a hot spot for both visitors and residents alike.
Cloud 9 Living makes it convenient to plan an exciting excursion for yourself, or surprise someone special with a unique Chicago experience gift that offers an unparalleled way to encounter the city and its surrounding areas.
Have an urban enthusiast on your hands? A myriad of Chicago tours and classes offer intriguing insights and opportunities to enjoy the Windy City's detailed past and current happenings. With topics like art, architecture, culture, secrets, scandals, hauntings, history, food, entertainment, hobbies, and more — finding something for everyone is a breeze!
Foodies will love cruise outings along Navy Pier, featuring gourmet meals, on-board entertainment, and uninhibited views of the city skyline. And opportunities to stroll through delectable, fascinating neighborhoods abound, too! Amble through Bucktown, Wicker Park, Printers Row, Lincoln Park, River North, Hyde Park, The Loop and more — devouring succulent Chicago food and drink samples, while also digesting captivating fun facts about the areas.
While many attractions in Chicago are well worth seeing up close and personal, the city's unbeatable proximity to the lakeshore makes it easy to take sightseeing to unique, new heights — so don't miss out on the things to do in Chicago by air! Watch the Illinois sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon, complete with a traditional champagne toast upon landing. Soar over the Chain of Lakes, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire on a luxurious scenic tour to Lake Geneva. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes right from the sky-high pilot's seat, while learning to fly a real airplane! Or take the scenic route to the top of the Willis Tower — with an exclusive Chicago tour by helicopter!
And the thrills don't stop there! For Chicago experiences that come with plenty of adrenaline, check out skydiving, hang gliding, and fighter pilot missions, take to the lake for kayaking and boating, or head to the infamous Chicagoland Speedway to burn rubber in a racecar!
Let your taste buds do the sightseeing in Chicago!
Still trying to figure out what to do in Chicago this weekend? Let the Windy City's wide array of delectable food and drink decide for you.
Fancy a food tour? Delight in a wide variety of taste-tastic Chicago experience gifts, featuring something to cure every type of craving. Enjoy cultural cuisine while sauntering through ethnically-rich areas like Devon Avenue, Little India, and Chinatown. Satisfy a sweet tooth with a chocolate tour. Hop on a bike and pedal for bites and brews, admiring renowned Chicago attractions along the way! Brush up on the city's distinctive past with tours like the Walking Food Tour of Chicago, highlighting great eats and historical treats concerning Chicago's most historic neighborhoods.
Add a creative splash to a traditional date night with romantic things to do in Chicago like a dinner cruise. Depart from the infamous Navy Pier; catch stunning city views from the fresh waters of Lake Michigan. Enjoy cash bars, gourmet foods, dancing, music entertainment, and even fireworks! And for a more casual vibe, try a refreshing lunch cruise — perfect for a unique outing with friends or family.
Care to dine in the comfort of your own home? Chicago experience gifts from Cloud 9 Living make it happen! Let the gourmet magic come right to your kitchen a professional chef prepares either a gourmet dinner party or a private, 3-course dinner for two. Sip on fine wine and socialize, entertaining guests with an in-home wine education class or an elegant tasting party. Or dare to take on dishes of exotic proportions! Local Chicago food isn't all that's hittin' plates in the Windy City. Tantalize the taste buds with a unique 4-course dinner that features unusual wild game, seasonal seafood and caviar from around the globe.
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It's no surprise that Cloud 9 Living is your one-stop shop for Chicago experience gifts that leave a lasting mark. On lifelong memories and on the hot asphalt of the Chicagoland Speedway!
Racecar driving is, by far, one of the top attractions in Chicago. And it's not just a "must see — it's a true "must DO." So put those dreams of fast cars, freedom and checkered flags to the ultimate test — right on the racetrack itself!
Boasting 1.5 miles of open road as a classic D-shaped tri-oval track, the Chicagoland Speedway is the perfect place for car buffs and need-for-speed fans alike to experience the extreme thrill of stock and Indy car racing.
Want to know what it takes to zip a car around the track, just like the pros? Ride along with one, sitting shotgun as your expert driver tears around the Speedway at break-neck pace, hitting well over 120 MPH. Hang on tight around the track's turns, and get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush when the car's full potential is unleashed along the straight-aways! A stock car ride along is the best Chicago experience gift for giving someone a true taste of what life is like in the fast lane, when it comes to livin' the driving dream as part of the NASCAR circuit. And for those die-hard fans of the Indianapolis 500, there's no better sightseeing in Chicago than the invigorating view that comes with an Indy car ride along!
Itching to try some time in the driver's seat? Strap on a helmet and racing suit, head to a driving instruction class to learn fascinating tips and strategies regarding the track's curves and driving lines, the car's mechanics, track communication systems, safety protocol and more, capped off by a demo lap in a crew vehicle. Then rev your engine and get ready for an unforgettable Chicago 'tour' as you blast around the Chicagoland Speedway in your very own horsepower-packed set of wheels!
Looking for 'par-fect' things to do in Chicago? Look no further.
Whether you're looking to hone your own skills, or are in search of the perfect Chicago experience gift for a golf guru you know, Cloud 9 Living offers terrific Chicago golf outing opportunities to make it happen.
Available for every level of experience — from rookie to 'rockin' the course weekly' — and tailored to fit any focus of the game, a golf lesson with a real PGA pro is one of the top things to do in Chicago that should be on any golf-lover's bucket list!
This special, one-on-one instruction takes place on the practice range of one of several renowned courses, conveniently located within driving distance of the Windy City. Customized to fit the participant's appropriate level of playing, the lesson aims at enjoyment as well as effectiveness. Lessons typically feature topics like equipment, club grip, posture, short game strategies (pitching and chipping), swing and putting techniques, fairway and course obstacle navigation, and reading ball flight. The fundamentals covered will vary across participants, based upon a blend of the student's personal golf goals, as well as assessment and advice of the Pro, leading to a truly authentic Chicago experience.
The courses and their practice ranges are essentially Chicago attractions themselves — sights not to be missed! Hosting the expertise of qualified PGA professionals, lessons are hosted on some of the richest fairways, well-manicured landscapes, and appropriately-challenging holes of courses in the Chicago area.
Please see Cloud 9 Living's complete list of Chicago-based PGA pros and their home courses for further details regarding available instructional locations.