Chicago IL 2019

May 13th, 2019, 07:12 PM
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Chicago IL 2019

Eight of us females are visiting Chicago's loop between October 7 and 14th in 2019. Would appreciate lodging advice and any events we should check out.
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May 13th, 2019, 08:23 PM
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Are you all coming from the same area? I don't think that you want to pay for parking more than one vehicle. My favorite way to arrive in downtown Chicago is by train. Just Google "events Chicago October 2019" for a good idea of what is going on.
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May 14th, 2019, 05:39 AM
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Check out The River Hotel. It is located just a block west of Michigan Ave on Wacker Drive. Very good location. Sort of the middle of where ever you want to go. Their rooms are a little small in US standards but they are comfortable for 1-2 people. I have always gotten a good rate but it depends on what is going on at that time.
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May 14th, 2019, 06:44 AM
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Is this a tour group or a group of friends that wants to hang out together? If its the latter, Id recommend looking at Airbnb or VRBO. My group of 7 college friends is doing exactly that a week after you.
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May 15th, 2019, 07:01 AM
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I don't recommend vrbo or airbnb, unless it is almost exclusively a tourist destination, as it can be a real annoyance and unfair to residents. I'm not sure why you are focusing on the Loop. There are certainly options there, but I usually stay in near north, which has easy access to the Loop as well as points north.
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May 16th, 2019, 07:21 AM
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Thank you. Most of us will be flying in and none plan to have our own vehicles. We'll use some form of public transportation. Will check out Chicago's events on Google as well.
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May 16th, 2019, 07:29 AM
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Thanks reply 3, 4, 5. We wish to attend the theater, go on a river cruise, and avail ourselves of the many wonderful interesting destinations in Chicago's loop. We will be able to walk and use public transportation easily. Have stayed in two of the loop hotels several years ago, and recently in another destination city had a delightful airbnb experience.
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May 16th, 2019, 05:37 PM
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I definitely recommend the Chicago Architecture boat tour although weather could be iffy/cold in October.
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May 16th, 2019, 07:40 PM
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I also question why anyone would choose to stay in the Loop, basically a business area.
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