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Chicago Boat and RV Show

Bring the family to the Chicago Boat and RV Show at McCormick Place January 9-13 and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The Chicago Boat and RV Show is designed to start you thinking about warm weather! There are activities for the entire family! Have you ever sailed in January…in Chicago? Enjoy a beach bar or catch a fish! The remote-control sailing pond offers you the chance to do just that. Race against your family, friends and teammates to see who the fastest sailor in the Midwest is!

Don’t miss leading RV expert and author of The RV Handbook David Solberg. Dave will be on hand to chat with you about the joys of RVing and his experiences on the road and behind the wheel. Whether you’re a first-timer, a full-timer, or fall somewhere in between Dave can answer your questions and offer proven, practical advice for your next road trip.

Sailing Seminars: With more than 175 hourly seminars available, you’re sure to find a session that suits your sailing skills, whether you’re simply curious, a new sailor still learning the ropes or consider yourself an able skipper. See the seminars page for topics and schedule. Plus, don’t miss our full-day advanced seminars featured. US Sailing Sail Simulator. Discover the fun of sailing—without leaving the show floor. Enjoy a true-to-life sailing experience as you tack and jibe and use the tiller to keep the boat level while fans fill the sails and move the boat from side to side.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive. For tickets and a full schedule of events , go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Chicago Boat and RV Show even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.