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Great Loop Cruising: A Guide to the Looper Lifestyle

Chicago, Illinois

Friday, November 8th (afternoon) &
Saturday, November 9th (full day)

Contact Julie Shea to be added to the Wait List

Platinum, Gold and White Burgees
What is it Really Like to Cruise America's Great Loop?

If you or your spouse have asked yourselves any of these questions, this seminar is for you!

  • How much time and money will it take?
  • What kind of boat do I need?
  • Is it safe?
  • How will I know what to do in an emergency?
  • What can I expect to see and do on the Loop?
  • How do I leave my home/family for that long?
  • How much boating experience do I need?

Get the answers to these questions and so much more! You'll hear from industry professionals as well as Gold Loopers (members who have completed the Loop). Feel free to introduce yourself to them during breaks and meals ~ and ask questions.  They are happy to share their knowledge with you!

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Registration for this event is $139 per person. Your registration includes a reception on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Each registrant will also receive a one-year AGLCA membership (or membership extension).

Doubletree Hotel Chicago

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Arlington Heights

The seminar will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Arlington Heights.  We've arranged a discounted room block at the hotel starting at $129/night for November 8th and 9th. These special rates will only be available until 10/18/2019 or until the room block is sold out. Reserve your room today with the link below.

The DoubleTree by Hilton offers free wi-fi and complementary shuttle service to and from O'Hare International Airport. Located on-site: Hearty American cuisine is available in a rustic and relaxed atmosphere at the Birch River Grill. Pick up a meal or snack to go at Cravings. The 24-hour marketplace offers breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, sweets and late night snacks.

See what other attendees have said about AGLCA's Looper Lifestyle Events:

"The seminar not only met but exceeded our expectations...thank you. We are looking forward to attending many more in the future."

"The information shared by Gold Loopers was

"Weren't really sure what to expect,

but came away with a ton of knowledge!"

"Well done!!! My wife and I really enjoyed it."

Downtown Chicago Buildings with River Between Them

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois!

Welcome to the Windy City ~ Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice for 2018 Best Big Cities in the U.S. and AGLCA members' choice for the Best Big City on the Loop!

We encourage you to come into town a few days ahead of Looper Lifestyle, or stay a few days afterwards and experience some of the amazing sights and sounds that Chicago has to offer. 

Located near The DoubleTree, you will find the Greater Woodfield area with the Arlington Park Racetrack, Medieval Times and the Sears Centre. If shopping is more your style, you will enjoy our proximity to Woodfield Mall, the Streets of Woodfield, and IKEA.

Don't miss the chance to head into the heart of the city and explore 24-acre Millennium Park and see "The Bean"; The Magnificent Mile for all the best in dining, shopping and architecture; and the Navy Pier where you can eat and play your way down the boardwalk.   

For cultural pursuits, Chicago has 56 museums available for your enjoyment. There is something for everyone: Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago are four of many you don't want to miss.

There is so much more fun to be had that we can't begin to list it all. Check out more Chicago tourist information with the link below. 

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MJM Yachts
Friday Harbour Resort