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Old 06-15-2018, 07:51 AM   #1
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Chicago

Heading there in 10 days for a few days, before heading to Summerfest in Milwaukee.

Anyone been there? Suggestions on things not to miss out on?


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Wow - enjoy your trip. Sadly I have not spent more than a few hours on the ground in Chicago

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Chicago is a great town. Some very good museums and the zoo and aquarium are great. It's really turned into an excellent food town. Very good bars. If you like to daredevil go to the skydeck at the Willis tower. I've never done it but have heard it's worth it. There's a ton of great architecture and nice parks. Even though it's spread out a lot of downtown is very walkable.
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Great city. Visited last July when my daughter was based out of O'Hare flying for American. Happened to hit Taste of Chicago, which was awesome. Beef out there is so much better than what we are used to. Nice folks and good bars and restaurants. A lot of festivals that I will post a link to for you to look through. Waterfront is great. I enjoyed the architecture of downtown and the history of how it was rebuilt after the great Chicago fire. Next time I would do a river tour and go to a Cubs game.

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Great city. Visited last July when my daughter was based out of O'Hare flying for American. Happened to hit Taste of Chicago, which was awesome. Beef out there is so much better than what we are used to. Nice folks and good bars and restaurants. A lot of festivals that I will post a link to for you to look through. Waterfront is great. I enjoyed the architecture of downtown and the history of how it was rebuilt after the great Chicago fire. Next time I would do a river tour and go to a Cubs game.

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I absolutely plan on checking out the skydeck - they have the option to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner up there - but $300 for breakfast is a bit crazy.

Noted to be sure to check out the burgers while we're there. We land the night of the 25th, and drive up to Milwaukee on the 27th. So a day and a half worth of time here. We're flying in and out of O'Hare as well.

The Pier sounds like its a must see thing as well.


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