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New Goodies!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014


Spring is on it’s way and will (hopefully) bring some warmer weather to our side of the world, soon. We’ve been busy preparing new tours and activities to add to our catalog, and some of them are now available for reservations. Check out some of our new options below.

Chicago Favorites Food Tasting & Walking Tour

This one goes out to all the food lovers out there. If you’re interested in exploring the city of Chicago while satisfying your palate, here is the perfect 3-hour stroll through the city. his tour operates outside as much as possible, but will make use of Chicago’s unique underground Pedway system in extremely cold weather. During the warmer days, you’ll enjoy the large promenades of the Loop.Along the way, you’ll try some of the foods Chicago is best known for doing right, including pizza, brownies, hot dogs, and a couple of local brews (more…)

Halloween Screams

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

halloweenWell hello there, October! Haven’t seen you in a few months. Well, 12 really.

Pumpkin Spice flavoring is everywhere around this time of year. Coffeehouses, grocery stores, restaurant seasonal dessert menus, your kitchen… By the time this month rolls around, thoughts about hayrides and Halloween are on your mind more than ever. If you’re taking a trip soon, or looking for a themed adventure in or around your own town, we got a few to choose from.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Charleston Halloween Ghost Sail

On this family-friendly tour, you’ll set sail for a nighttime adventure featuring spooky stories about Charleston’s past. (more…)

Top 10 Tours & Activities in the USA

Friday, April 5th, 2013

There are countless things to do in our great nation. In any given city, town, metropolis or even rural area, chances are there’s a cool sight to see or unique tours to try.

So, whether you’re looking to visit the states for the very first time, or your a citizen seeking to explore a different side of the country, this list may help you decide where to go and what to do. Here are our most popular stateside product offerings, after the jump!


Valentine's Day

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

February 14th is less than a month away.

The stores have started stocking the holiday aisles with assorted chocolates, stuffed teddies and heart-shaped decor, and cheap viagra without rx the air is filled with love and all the infinite hope that comes with.

If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself (and your significant other) scrambling to make last-minute plans or trying to secure a reservation somewhere. Nobody wants to stress about the specifics when it comes to a romantic evening, so we’ve laid out some lovely little options for you. (more…)

Chicago and All That Jazz

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

One of Broadway’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals, CHICAGO is a winner of six Tony Awards and is sure to seduce you with a sexy, scandalous tale of murder, show biz, and all that jazz!

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CHICAGO features some of Broadway’s best dancing – a gorgeous ensemble performing sizzling numbers, choreographed in the style of Bob Fosse.

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The murderous media darlings Foxy Roxie Hart and the notorious Velma Kelly are full of all kinds of mischief, and desperate to plead their cases to you in 1920′s Chicago. How could you tell ‘em that they were wrong?! You would’a done the same, right?

Both awaiting trial in a Chicago jail, they play their celebrity up for all it’s worth, trying to keep the spotlight and the attention of high-profile lawyer Billy Flynn.

CHICAGO celebrated its 10th year on Broadway as the longest running revival on November 14th, 2011 and will be playing until December 22, 2012.

“A musical for the ages… the best musical in town.”
New York Times

Don’t miss out on the hottest show on Broadway. Treat yourself to the best Razzle Dazzle in show biz with Broadway Show Tickets! Book tickets online and save or call toll free at 888-760-0314 for assistance. ;)

Roxie Rocks Broadway and Steals Hearts in CHICAGO!

Roxie Rocks Broadway and Steals Hearts in CHICAGO!

Broadway Show Tickets in NYC

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway… and George Benson got that right. There’s nothing better than getting ready to go to your favorite Broadway Show on a magical evening in New York City. The lights and innovative use of the stage, exciting plot twists & turns, and incredible vocal, athletic, & orchestrated symphonies combined are sure to be painted upon the canvas of your soul forever. Whatever your dramatic pleasure, you’ll find the best only at!

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The “Roaring” success of The Lion King on Broadway has led to stampedes of people rushing to reserve their seats to witness the amazing puppetry, costumes and magic of the music. A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, The Lion King brings you “a pulsing spectacle driven by primal African rhythms, unforgettable tunes (including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”) and a jaw-dropping display of exotic African wildlife brought to life onstage.” Don’t miss Broadway’s Sixth Longest-Running Show.

Discover the power of the Music of the Night at a chilling and romantic performance of the famous Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpeice will seduce you with this enchanting story of love, darkness, music, and despair. Set at the Paris Opera House, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Why see it, you ask? It is the perfect mix of romance and suspense with timeless ballads that you will love “Past the Point of No Return.”

For all you Harry Potter fans out there, check out How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This Broadway hit stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young man ambitious to ditch window washing to climb the corporate ladder – as fast and easily as possible. Time to trade in the old spellbook for a real guide to WINNING! But will he succeed in business (without really trying)? See for yourself on Broadway. Brilliant.

We offer a complete selection of Broadway Show Tickets. For even more incredibly popular shows such as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Mama Mia!, RENT, Jersey Boys, Chicago, Ghost the Musical, and more visit us at Book your show tickets online and save or call us toll-free at 888-880-9108 for assistance with reservations and group bookings.

No One is Too Cool for Chicago Architecture

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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When people talk about Atlanta, people mention a music artist or heaven forbid, call us ‘Hotlanta’. When people think about New York City, they may think about films, entertainment news, world city.  When people think about Chicago, I think… well The Bean, but more specifically Chicago’s architecture.

Chicago is a large part of American architecture and the city is a beautiful tour of how its architecture has transformed the early 19th century and help create the skylines that we know today. Chicago proudly holds the first modern skyscrapers built with steel frames and large areas of plate glass.

The architect Louis Sullivan realized that these skyscrapers were a new form of architecture, and soon designed buildings that accentuated height. Sullivan’s new style of architecture became known as ‘Chicago School’.

If you’re ever in Chicago, I know it’s so uncool to look up and marvel at the buildings and look like a total tourist, but look up! It’s amazing to see these gigantic forms of art! They coexist with the humdrum monotony of life and people forget that it is a piece of American history and art!

Here are some of my favorite buildings that I hope you get to see when you visit:

The Reliance Building | 1 West Washington Street
Two Prudential Plaza | 180 North Stetson Avenue
CNA Center | 333 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago Building | 7 West Madison Street

We have a number of Chicago tours available, but if you’re looking for architecture tours, look here.

What’s your favorite skyline or favorite building? Please comment below!

- Kris


Chicago Pizza or New York Pizza?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Where you’re from affects a number of things about you. You can’t completely escape your hometown because it becomes a part of you. For example, I don’t have a thick Southern accent, but I do like my tea that dark honey color and almost as sweet, my collard greens to be soaked in vinegar, and your fried chicken better have the right number of seasonings.

There is this feud between Chicago pizza and New York pizza. If you don’t know about it, what’s wrong with you? that’s ok, I’ll tell you about it.

A long time ago, a Chicago couple was cooking dinner and the husband was making his classic apple pie and the wife was going to make her famous chunky spaghetti. They were in the middle of making their meal when the husband placed his pie crust near the stove. The wife wasn’t paying attention and… ok I’m totally pulling your leg. This is not the story and if you believed me, I know a bank account you can wire 1,000,000 dollars to, and I can get you 2,000,000 dollars next week. Email me for the details. :)

Chicago pizzas are simply deep dished with much heartier toppings or filling, really. New York pizza is nice and thin to a foldable quality.

Please tell me what kind of pizza do you prefer – Chicago or New York. You can always tweet me your answer at @Reserve123.

Twitter news: We are having a contest tomorrow on our Twitter – @Reserve123 for two free tour tickets to this Chicago tour. You can try the pizza and tell me what you think. Keep your eyes out for on our twitter tomorrow to WIN BIG! Well…win a Chicago tour and it’s a pretty darn cool one at that, so it is like WINNING BIG!

Enjoy cooler weather with these walking tours

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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This is around the time of the year where you can get a breath of fresh cool air (especially in the South where the Reserve 123 office is located) and realize that the weather is starting to cool off. It’s time to put away those weird misters that people wear and start to enjoy the cooler temperatures! What better way to enjoy the changing season than with walking tours – a much more slow and romantic way to see a new city or learn more about your hometown.  I picked some of my favorite walking tours that I’m sure anyone will enjoy.

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Photo by Gail des Jardin  from flickr

French Quarter Walking Tours in New Orleans

The New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tours take you on a walk through the Quarter and shows you sights and tells you stories that many visitors miss. There’s more to this city than meets the eye; there’s the architecture, the food, the folklore, and the music to get you started, but there’s more to learn in this 2 hour tour.

Photo by Outdoor Traveler from flickr

Photo by Outdoor Traveler from flickr

Charleston Strolls History Tour

This tour was mentioned in Southern Living Magazine, the New York TImes and the AAA Tour Book (only the absolute best and coolest for Reserve 123 customers :) ).  Enjoy the Old South as you meander through alleys passing hidden gardens in Charleston’s historic district on the 2-hour ‘A Walk With History Tour’.  Learn about one of the country’s oldest cities and enjoy historic highlights and famous landmarks, including Rainbow Row, The Battery, antebellum mansions and the Old Exchange Building. You need at least four people to do this tour, so make sure you bring your friends!

Photo by BeastandBean from flickr

Photo by BeastandBean from flickr

Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour in Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago

Walk through the streets of Chicago and take a glimpse at unique venues, histroic mansions, and some inside information on local entertainment and restaurants. You’ll be able to taste wonderful samples from a number of restaurants that will fill you up, so make sure you’re not too hungry when you come.

If you want to browse all of our walking tours, check out our website. If you have any questions, email me at or leave a comment in the comment box.

What is your favorite city to see in the Fall? Please leave an answer in our comment box.

- Kris

Discover Chicago’s Hippest Shopping Tour

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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Reserve 123 offers shopping tours? What?! That’s right. Your dreams have come true. We know that any woman (or a fairly confident man) will say that he or she doesn’t need a tour guide to show them how to shop. However, your mind will be changed on this special tour through the Windy City, where you will not only get VIP treatment, but also get to look like a cool in-the-know local in the process.

One of the coolest things about our Bucktown & Wickerpark Shopping Tour in Chicago is that it’s not your typical tour. You won’t have a flock of people in Hawaiian shirts and sun visors. It’s a tour that shows you all of the well-known and local secrets that Chi-town really has to offer, and the little quirks you would miss without a guide. Put your map away and make life easy for yourself with a savvy local Chicago guide, which means more fabulous shopping time for you, and less time looking baffled with a map on the sidewalk.

Your new best friend (guide) will walk you around Bucktown and Wickerpark to visit all the hard-to-find boutiques. You’ll also be able to visit local chocolate shops and coffee houses to see where real Chicagoans hang out and be one of them. You’ll also get shopping discounts (10%-25% of all boutiques), feeling-like-a-million-bucks champagne toasts, and sample sales. Yup, sample sales – which means dresses that you thought you could never afford, can now be in your closet. Rule.

Some things that are good to know:

  • A walking tour to boutiques exclusive to Chicago.
  • Requires 2 people, which means it’s made for you and your BFF!
  • It can be a 2 hour tour to a 3.5 or 4 hour tour.
  • Neighborhood Trivia!
  • Delicious treats from local cafes (optional and not included in the cost of tour)
  • Shopping for something specific? Tell us in advance and we’ll see what we can do!

To book this tour, go here. To see more Chicago tours, visit this page.

For shopping tours all over the world, check out our stylish line of shopping tours at Reserve123! Shop til you drop here:

- Kris

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