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+)

AFRICAN VOLUNTEER TOUR - with Optional African Safari

Serengeti National Park

AFRICAN VOLUNTEER TOUR - with Optional African Safari CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) to book your spot. Two departure dates to choose from in 2019: -- February 12 -15, 2020 ---- (February 15 - 22, 2020 for optional discounted safari) -- September 9 -12, 2020 ---- (September 12 - Sept 19, 2020 for optional discounted safari) Join meetup members from all over and give back and donate your time by lending a helping hand where it's needed most on this African Volunteer Group Tour with Optional African Safari. Join us as we visit local schools and an orphanage. Help paint, perform minor repairs, or whatever help is needed at the time of our visit, and spend time with the students where you can deliver some much-needed school supplies. After these 4 days of volunteering, why not experience the plains of the Great African Animal Migration with an ultimate group safari to the world-famous parks of Tanzania, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) to book your spot. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: STARTING PRICE: $649 (airfare, supplies and optional safari additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) 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=1238) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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: * 4 day / 3 night volunteer program * Expert local guide/driver * 3 nights mid-range hotel * Local school visits * Integrated program days to help schools, orphanages, etc. with general repairs needed at the time of visit * Opportunity to spend time with local school children and to deliver any school supplies you wish to purchase and bring from home * Visit to local orphanage to delivery much-needed food * Visit to the local markets with your guide to purchase food for the orphanage -- Optional Group Safari (if purchased): * 8 day / 7 night Luxury African safari! * 7 nights luxury African hotels, lodges and luxury tent camp * Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks, including the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater * Expert local safari guide and driver * Local cultural visits * Bush Tribe visit * Masai Mara Tribe village visit * Comfortable 4x4 Land Cruiser type vehicles with open viewing roof * All meals while on safari and breakfast in Arusha * National Park gate fees Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] For Complete Details and to Book Your Space on the Trip, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) >Places Visited: Group Volunteer Trip to Africa, Local Tanzanian School Visit, Orphanage Visit, Optional: Group Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi, Bush Tribe Visit, Olduvai Gorge, Arusha ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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.

AFRICAN SAFARI: Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour

Serengeti National Park

African Safari: Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour - 8 Days CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) to book your spot. The group will travel on the following departure date: February 15-22, 2020 Join members from all over on this locally guided Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour to the Serengeti in Tanzania! (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) This 8-day luxury group safari tour will travel to the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks where you'll see incredible amounts of zebra, wildebeest, water buffalo, gazelles, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippos, rhinos, etc... not to mention visiting the Masai Mara Village and Bushman tribe. Considered by many to be one of life’s great adventures, an African safari through the world famous national parks of Tanzania is a trip that simply can’t be missed. On this exciting group adventure, you will join other like-minded adventure travelers and together experience plenty of opportunities for big game viewing and to take in the vast and incredible natural attractions of Tanzania, including the world-famous Serengeti National Park and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater... all in the comfort of luxury hotels, lodges and luxury tent camps. If you would like to extend your stay in Tanzania and give back to the community, arrive early and add the 4 day African Volunteer Tour. February 12-15, 2020 (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: STARTING PRICE: $4,291 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) 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=1215) 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: * 8 day / 7 night Luxury African safari! * Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park * Expert local safari guide and Trip Leader * Masai Mara Village visit * Bush Tribe visit * Local cultural visits * Comfortable 4x4 Land Cruiser type vehicles with open viewing roof * Beautiful 4-5* hotels, lodges and luxury tent camps * All meals while on safari and breakfast in Arusha * National Park gate fees Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and to Book Your Space on the Trip. (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) >Places Visited: Group Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi, Bush Tribe Visit, Olduvai Gorge, Arusha ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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.

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