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Going to Chicago with 2 teens in August for a very special birthday celebration.
This is the itinerary so far:

Day One:
Arrive Chicago morning
Lunch at Portillo’s or head to French Market
Visit Sky Deck
Back to hotel to relax and refresh
Boys to White Sox at 7:10 pm,
Girls to dinner - daughter's choice

Day Two:
Rent bikes and go for a ride along the lakeshore trail
Lunch at Portillo’s
Back to hotel to swim, shower and relax
7:30 Dinner at Little Goat

Day Three:
Coffee and muffin breakfast and head over the Shedd Aquarium (opens at 9 am)
Lunch Slurping Turtle
Boys grab taxi to go to Wrigley Field for Cubs 7:05pm game start 9 (leave hotel around 4:30 and go to Slugger’s first for batting cages and beer for older fellow)
Girls to Lincoln Park perfume workshop followed by dinner at Café Ba Ba Reeba or Stella Barra Pizzeria

Day Four:
Field Museum
Head up to Mag Mile and have lunch at ?
Afternoon to shop and explore Mag Mile
7pm Cirque at Navy Pier?
Late bite at ?

Day Five:
10:30 CAF Architectural River Cruise
Lunch at Frontera Grill
Head up to Lincoln Park neighbourhood after lunch
Afternoon in Lincoln Park area – see zoo, shops and explore
Dinner at Sable
Head up to John Hancock to see night views

Day Six:
Brunch at The Gage
Art Institute of Chicago
Grab snacks
Millenium Park
Dinner at Piccolo Sogno

Day Seven:
Do whatever we want day!
Grab cab to airport by for flight home

Need to fit in Wicker Park/Bucktown area for an afternoon visit. Looking for input where there are ? marks, and also just general comments. I have never been to Chicago so any info re: timing and location would be helpful of course. Not sure where we are staying - possibly Palomar, or an even more upscale place with a pool if rates come down (Trump, Four Seasons or Waldorf). Thanks very much!!

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