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RoseH May 18th, 2011 12:50 PM

When you go to chicago you never miss..........?
ok... We will be leavign for Chicago in a few weeks, a DF , DD and myself.. DD is 22 so,that will be nice.. . DF and I were there once for a quick week-end, this time we will be there 5 days/4 nights... the question is .. for those of you that have been to Ch., what wld you never miss a chance to go to while in Chicago? Be it a place to eat, bar, attracton, special place to shop... surprise me... and > has any one been to Shedds Aquarium? It did not sound any differnet then the other places that I have been to in outher states, but a lot of ppl say it is a must see
. Thank you all., you are the best...:D

Rose H.

logandog May 18th, 2011 12:58 PM

The Art Institute. Don't miss the "doll houses" downstairs.

KatieR May 18th, 2011 01:46 PM

Wrigley Field & the Cubbies.

absolutkz May 18th, 2011 02:18 PM

Portillo's for beef sandwiches.

shormk2 May 18th, 2011 03:59 PM

Al's #1 for Italian Beef. A cocktail on the 96th floor lounge of the John Hancock bludgeon; a great steak; pizza!!!! Lou Malnati's is good. Walking and shopping Michigan Ave... such a great city! I just posted a trip report on our wknd there- it may help you some.

shormk2 May 18th, 2011 04:00 PM

'Bludgeon' = building. Darn auto correct.

Shanti May 18th, 2011 04:23 PM


But I don't have just one favorite pizza place.

tchoiniere May 18th, 2011 07:05 PM

Shedd isnt much different except its set in amazing building that feels like it extends into Lake Michigan. Would definitely recommend it.

tchoiniere May 18th, 2011 07:08 PM

I would also recommend Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise .

Dukey1 May 19th, 2011 02:12 AM

Gibson's steak house

bachslunch May 19th, 2011 05:28 AM

I never miss doing a board search and guidebook look-through before every trip I take. I've posted info on this city here, for a start.

Citylghts May 19th, 2011 08:11 AM

...Never miss the first step off The L platform. ;)

williamscb13 May 19th, 2011 08:17 AM

What's the popcorn place that's so famous in Chicago? That's where i'm going if I ever go back to Chicago.

sf7307 May 19th, 2011 08:21 AM


MP07950 May 19th, 2011 08:26 AM

Most of mine are food-related: Lou Malnati's for pizza, garretts for popcorn, and the Macy's building on State Street (because I love the building and also to buy Frangos). Non-food favorites include the Architecture boat tour (try to buy tickets in advance), stained glass exhibit at the Navy Pier and the Art Institute.
Have fun!

Nikki May 19th, 2011 08:39 AM

The Art Institute.

HappyTrvlr May 19th, 2011 03:33 PM

The Art Institute, a walk along the lakefront and a delicious meal at Topo Gigio's

LindainOhio May 20th, 2011 05:14 AM

That Tiffany dome at the Cultural Center--walk around that building(it was the library at one time)and you will find another beautiful domed ceiling. Beautiful building--I always make a stop there--There is visitor information on the ground floor

Paul May 20th, 2011 07:00 AM

Oak Park area - to see the many Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

deladeb May 20th, 2011 11:57 AM

Boat ride which includes both the river and along lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium, a drink to see the view from the Hancock bldg top floor. Also another vote for the Tiffany dome at the Cultural Center and the mosaics on the wall there.
Gino's East for Pizza. Stained glass at the Navy Pier. Waling along the Lakefront to the Aquarium. Have fun!!

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