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Chicago for 36 hours................!

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Long time no post, but we are still here.

 

Off to the States beginning of July and flying in to Chicago on the Saturday afternoon, then free til business as usual Monday morning.

It really is a short stay but not knowing Chicago at all, what would be the must do tourist trips/shopping/water front/restuarant thing??

Very excioted about going and want to try and get in some quality visits??

 

Thanks ahead

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RE: Chicago for 36 hours................!

I went for an equally short stop last year.

I found the aquarium amazing:

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

Other than that, the river tours are supposed to be good (I didn't go - I was shopping!), and - if you like heights - the John Hancock observatory:

http://jhochicago.com/en/

But for me, Chicago had two main highlights - the live music bars (eg House of Blues and many more), and the amazing restaurants.

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/diningtravel/restaurants/chicago

Enjoy Smile

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RE: Chicago for 36 hours................!

Thanks Clare

 

And thanks for the links

 

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RE: Chicago for 36 hours................!

Clare Newsome wrote:

I went for an equally short stop last year.

I found the aquarium amazing:

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

Other than that, the river tours are supposed to be good (I didn't go - I was shopping!), and - if you like heights - the John Hancock observatory:

http://jhochicago.com/en/

But for me, Chicago had two main highlights - the live music bars (eg House of Blues and many more), and the amazing restaurants.

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/diningtravel/restaurants/chicago

Enjoy Smile

So, taking on board fully your advice;

Hugos on the Saturday for a most excellent New York cut steak

Gage on Sunday for rabbit salad and saddle of elk, fabulous

Kinzi's on Monday for Tuna Steak rare, coated in sesame seeds and served with noodles

Walked Michigan Street to do the shopping on the Sunday, also good, and plenty to look, see, buy and occassionally drink

 

All in all a very busy time with some excellent eating, ending up in Philadelphia at the Buddakan for Asian fusion style on Thursday, great stuff!!

 

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RE: Chicago for 36 hours................!

Shaws crab house, Navy Pier, Sears Tower, Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field for a baseball game. Loads of bars and restaurants. Brilliant City.

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RE: Chicago for 36 hours................!

fayeanddavid wrote:

Clare Newsome wrote:

I went for an equally short stop last year.

I found the aquarium amazing:

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

Other than that, the river tours are supposed to be good (I didn't go - I was shopping!), and - if you like heights - the John Hancock observatory:

http://jhochicago.com/en/

But for me, Chicago had two main highlights - the live music bars (eg House of Blues and many more), and the amazing restaurants.

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/diningtravel/restaurants/chicago

Enjoy Smile

So, taking on board fully your advice;

Hugos on the Saturday for a most excellent New York cut steak

Gage on Sunday for rabbit salad and saddle of elk, fabulous

Kinzi's on Monday for Tuna Steak rare, coated in sesame seeds and served with noodles

Walked Michigan Street to do the shopping on the Sunday, also good, and plenty to look, see, buy and occassionally drink

 

All in all a very busy time with some excellent eating, ending up in Philadelphia at the Buddakan for Asian fusion style on Thursday, great stuff!!

 

Really glad you had a great time. I'm very hungry now Smile

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