United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 How can the weather report be so wrong?
  2. 2 Zoho Tech Support 1877-509-0415
  3. 3 http://www.healthyminimarket.com/rejuvolash/
  4. 4 Going to niagara falls but want to go nyc
  5. 5 Bagging a bargain on Black Friday?
  6. 6 Denver/Breckenridge/Summit County
  7. 7 California & Arizona Itinerary
  8. 8 Suggestions for summer vacation near lake with dog
  9. 9 Is it Appropriate for Grandmother to Sing to Bar Mitzvah Boy?
  10. 10 Driving to Yellowstone,Grand Teton and Glacier from MN
  11. 11 Roadtrip Around U.S
  12. 12 How many days recommended for Williamsburg stay?
  13. 13 First Time to California
  14. 14 Paso Robles Wineries/Vineyards
  15. 15 Vintage Subway Cars in Operation for the 2015 Holiday Season
  16. 16 Vines in the Auxois Hills Once Again
  17. 17 Road Trip from NJ TO SC
  18. 18 What should a foreigner know about the US?
  19. 19 Vegas-Arizona-Utah road Trip
  20. 20 Hawaii in August w 6 year old boy
  21. 21 Angels Landing
  22. 22 Grieving Widow wants escape from Christmas
  23. 23 Trip Report San Francisco and Napa
  24. 24 San Diego on New Year's Eve
  25. 25 Trip Report Oahu November 2015 Trip Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Chicago - One Day Alone

Jump to last reply

In a few weeks, I will be coming to Chicago for a business meeting on 4/16. I decided to fly in early on 4/15(arrive at O'Hare at 10:45 AM) to explore Chicago for a day before the meeting, as I have never been to the area.

I am debating between the Chicago Loop and Magnificent Mile areas for staying that night. My tentative plan for the day is to arrive at O'Hare, take the blue downtown. Drop my bag off at the hotel and find a place to rent a bicycle. Bike around Millenium Park and along the lake for the entire afternoon(stopping at interesting looking places along the way). Then get dinner and walk around at night, perhaps stopping at a jazz show(preferably free).

In general, I am very interested in trying local food as much as possible, so will be sure to try the deep dish pizza, but am not sure where yet. I also love pastry/dessert/ice cream shops and would love to find one along the way.

Which area would you recommend that I stay in? I do not need any bit of luxury, nor will I be spending much or any time in the hotel other than sleeping. I am also not interested in luxury shopping, theater, the Sears tower, bars(as I will be alone), etc.

Thank you very much for your help!

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.