What we're about

Social Chicago is a group for fun, adventurous & outgoing people. If this is you, come join us!

We are all about the following (and more!):
Happy Hours, Movie Night, Comedy Clubs, International Group Travel, Restaurants, Wine tasting/Wineries, Hiking, Salsa, Trivia Night, Museums, and much, much more!

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GET INVOLVED:
We're looking for Event Organizers! If you are fun, social, looking to meet new people, and like organizing local events, then drop the Organizer a message.

-- Event & Group Sponsors are welcome.

Upcoming events (5+)

TRAVEL HAPPY HOUR

Fado Irish Pub

Come meet fun, adventurous people who are interested in exploring exciting and off-the-beaten-path destinations around the world. Share stories of past adventures and talk about future ones! It's all about getting together locally and meeting other fun travelers from Chicago, but the great thing about this group is that they don't just talk about travel, they even travel together sometimes too! So if you're looking for a group of other like-minded travelers to hangout with and/or join on a fun trip, this is the group. It doesn't matter whether you are a solo traveler, a couple or just friends; everyone is welcome. We're teaming up with the Chicago Adventure Travel Club ( http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Adventure-Travel-Club/ ), meeting at Fado's Irish Pub (100 West Grand Avenue. Chicago - Phone:[masked])... typically 30-40+/- people show up at these, so it's a fun time! Look for Kerri in the green baseball hat on the 3rd Floor of the bar.

COSTA RICA: Eco & Adventure Group Tour

La Fortuna

COSTA RICA: 8 Day Group Trip CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1098) to book your spot. GROUP TRIP DATE: -- May 25 – June 1, 2019 Join members from all over on our most popular trip. A Group Trip to Costa Rica! Join the club on a group tour of Costa Rica May 25 – June 1, 2019! This is an exciting 8-day adventure to Central America's most incredible country, loaded with lots of activities, volcanoes, rainforests, mountains and beaches. This trip is an excellent option for those who wish to see the best of Costa Rica with a group of fun, like-minded adventurers. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: $1,499 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1098) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1098) to book your spot. ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Expert English and Spanish speaking guides and naturalists * Up close views of an active volcano * Canyoneering trip * Rest and relaxation in natural, volcano heated hot springs * Guided nature walk at the base of a volcano with a local Naturalist * High-wire canopy zipline ride along the roof of the jungle * Experience of nature at its best * 3 days / 2 nights at beach * OPTIONAL: Scenic horseback ride alone Lake Arenal * OPTIONAL: ATV tour or Class 3-4 whitewater rafting Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1098) to book your spot. >Places Visited: Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Rio Toro, Lost Canyon, San Jose, Samara Beach ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

EGYPT: Group Luxury Expedition & Nile River Cruise

Pyramids of Giza

EGYPT: Group Expedition & Luxury Nile Cruise (May 25 - June 1, 2019) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot. Join your fellow travel club members from all over on this fun Luxury Group Trip & Nile River Cruise to Egypt! Travel with us in ultimate 5-star style (5-star hotel and a 5-star luxury Nile River ship) joining other like-minded solo & adventure travelers on a Luxury Group Trip & Nile River Cruise to Egypt May 25 - June 1, 2019. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * 2 nights in a 5-star hotel in Giza * 4 nights on a luxury 5-star Nile River ship * 1 night in a 5-star hotel in Cairo airport area * Guided tour of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Aswan with expert English speaking Egyptologist guides * Optional tour of the Pyramids of Giza * All meals onboard the ship * Breakfast at hotels * Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary * Airport to ship transfer ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,199 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot on the trip. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) Places Visited: Egypt Group Tour, Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Aswan, Cairo, Edfu Temple, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, and Nile River High Dam ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

JORDAN: Group Tour of Petra, Red Sea and the Wadi Rum Desert

JORDAN: Group Tour of Petra, Red Sea and the Wadi Rum Desert (June 1 - 7, 2019) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1245) to book your spot. Join your fellow travel club members from all over and experience one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” on this exciting group tour to Jordan. Explore amazing Petra, float weightlessly in the Dead Sea, travel by 4x4 through the Wadi Rum Desert made famous by the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” & spend a night under the stars in a comfortable Bedouin desert camp with a BBQ and traditional belly dancing show. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * 7-day, 6-night locally guided group adventure to Jordan * 5-nights in a Jordanian level 3-4 star hotels * 1-night in a comfortable Bedouin desert camp (with 2 beds) * English-speaking local guide * Guided tour Petra * Guided 4x4 tour of the Wadi Rum Desert * Overnight visit to the Dead Sea * BBQ and traditional belly dancing show at Bedouin camp * Visit Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Kerak Castle * Guided Amman City Tour * Breakfast daily * Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary NOTE: Why not join the GEC group trip to Egypt (before Jordan) and/or the GEC group trip to Turkey (after Jordan) and explore two or even three great countries back to back to back. --- EGYPT (May 25 – June 1): http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178 --- TURKEY (June 10 – 17): http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1246 ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,799 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1245) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1245) to book your spot on the trip. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1245) Places Visited: Jordan Group Tour, Petra, Red Sea, Wadi Rum Desert, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

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MOROCCO: Classic Group Tour

Morocco

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