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Old May 18th, 2011, 12:50 PM
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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...

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Old May 18th, 2011, 12:58 PM
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The Art Institute. Don't miss the "doll houses" downstairs.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Wrigley Field & the Cubbies.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Portillo's for beef sandwiches.
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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.
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'Bludgeon' = building. Darn auto correct.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Pizza.

But I don't have just one favorite pizza place.
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Shedd isnt much different except its set in amazing building that feels like it extends into Lake Michigan. Would definitely recommend it.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:08 PM
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I would also recommend Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise .
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Gibson's steak house
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:28 AM
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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.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:11 AM
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...Never miss the first step off The L platform.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:17 AM
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What's the popcorn place that's so famous in Chicago? That's where i'm going if I ever go back to Chicago.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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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.
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The Art Institute.
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The Art Institute, a walk along the lakefront and a delicious meal at Topo Gigio's
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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:14 AM
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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
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Oak Park area - to see the many Frank Lloyd Wright homes.
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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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