The holiday season is here, and while the bitter cold winters in Chicago may not be everyone’s thing, nobody can resist an amazing Chicago-style holiday season. After all, the holidays in Chicago mean elaborate decorations, frazzled-but-jovial holiday shoppers, and that warm fuzzy feeling everyone loves. Who can resist all of that?
For these reasons, planning a short trip to Chicago during the holiday season is a fabulous idea, and one many people won’t be able to resist.
If you are looking into visiting Chicago during this holiday season, be sure to look into all of your options before booking any part of your trip. Often, the many businesses that play a part in the growing sharing economy can save you tons of money. Not only that, but renting or buying from an individual is a great way to help make someone else’s holiday bright.
Here are four of our favorite peer-to-peer companies that we think could help make your day in Chicago a memorable one. Check them out and see if you agree!
Getting from place to place in the city is an important part of any Chicago adventure. Unfortunately, the windy, cold winter weather of this wonderful city makes walking miserable, and even public transportation can become less desirable if you are required to wait in the cold for very long at all.
This is a where Getaround steps in. This awesome peer-to-peer car rental company gives folks like you the opportunity to rent a vehicle from someone in the area you are visiting. On top of that, the site allows renters to book vehicles by the hour—instead of the day—meaning you can use the car for as little time as you like.
At prices starting at just $5 an hour, this seems like a pretty fantastic deal to us!
Of course, if you are going to be driving a car around, you will need a place to park it. Parking in Chicago can be ridiculously expensive. This is especially true around the holidays when parking is scarce.
ParqEx solves this problem by giving individuals the opportunity to rent their parking spaces to folks just like you. This provides the public with more affordable parking in the Chicago area, meaning you will be able to park your car without hassle. How fabulous is that?
Enjoying some incredible food is a must for anyone who visits the Windy City. There are, of course, a number of wonderful restaurants all over Chicago just waiting for you to come give them a try.
However, if you are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary, you might try booking a meal with one of the many chefs listed on the Feastly website. These local cooks really know their stuff when it comes to food, and you will most certainly appreciate the home-cooked meal made just for you.
Chicago is home to a wide variety of wonderful theatrical productions. Currently, a good portion of these productions are holiday-themed, meaning you can see some high-quality live theater and get into the holiday spirit simultaneously.
Unfortunately, many of these productions sell out fairly quickly, and you might have trouble finding seats at this point. That is, unless you use the power of the peer-to-peer marketplace. The SeatGeek Marketplace is the perfect place to pick up last-minute tickets because it allows folks who cannot use the tickets they have on hand the opportunity to those who can use them.
People are always looking to sell tickets, which means picking up a couple of seats to a favorite holiday production shouldn’t be problem when you purchase from an individual, even if you are looking to buy long after the show has technically sold out.
To learn more about how the sharing economy can help you better your life, please contact us today at ParqEx.