Chicago: Your favorite thing(s) to do

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  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    .....in that case, I suggest:

    1) eating lunch or dinner at the Berghoff, then
    2) picking up an architectural guide and enjoy the cradle of American architecture. Walk off the calories by enjoying a trove of projects design by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, SOM, Mies Van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Rem Koolhaas to name a few,
    3) visit a suburb like Evanston and rent a bike to soak up the feel of Midwest suburban life.


    A) Definitely plus a million to the architecture. Chicago has such nice buildings, such a beautiful downtown area.
    B) Don't mention it's in the Midwest. Conne will immediately hate everything he sees here.
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    There is a beach of sorts. I live about 4 blocks away. I've gone twice.
    Chicago is where the Great Plains meet the Great Lakes; It's ALL about the lakefront.


    I'd suggest renting a bicycle or in-line skates and hitting the lakefront path .
     


  3. Spilotro

    Spilotro Senior member

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    Take the dinner cruise on Lake Michigan from Navy Pier, and go shopping downtown.
     


  4. VINSON

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    Fancy Ice cream place in downtown, forgot the name.
     


  5. feynmix

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    try to catch some live blues music.
     


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    weiner circle!
     


  7. antirabbit

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    1. Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    2. Art Institute of Chicago
    3. Le Francais restaurant
    4. Shopping on the Mile
    5. Chill around Wrigley


    Le Francais is not in Chicago, its in Wheeling.....thats a haul from there.

    Go to Charlie Trotters or Tru.

    The restaurant scene is as good or better than anywhere else in America.
    S.F. and NYC are the only contenders.

    Go to Oak St. and visit Despos.
    Go to the library.
    Take a cab to Wicker Park around 4 pm any day and go to a cafe and people watch.
    Go to North Ave. beach and check out the talent
    Go to Schubas or the Hideout and see some kick ass bands

    Do not:
    Go to Navy Pier
    Hang out around the Millenium park area too long.
    Go to house of blues.
    Go to an irish bar.
     


  8. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    Go to house of blues.

    Just curious, why not go to the house of blues?
     


  9. antirabbit

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    Just curious, why not go to the house of blues?

    Well, no one who lives here goes there....which means tourists.
     


  10. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Will I get murdered if I stroll into Hyde Park wearing a sack suit?
     


  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Well, no one who lives here goes there....which means tourists.

    Yeah but Conne will be a tourist. There's nothing wrong with hitting tourist sites on his first time to Chicago--- there's a reason they're tourist attractions. They're wonderful pieces of the city that are unmatchable anywhere else in the country.

    Will I get murdered if I stroll into Hyde Park wearing a sack suit?

    YOU would get murdered for strolling in Hyde Park no matter what you're wearing, Mr. WASP.
     


  12. Dr. J

    Dr. J Active Member

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    I went in the winter and although it was my goal to make it to Barneys (which I did) ...

    How does the Chicago Barney's compare to the one in NYC?
     


  13. Tomasso

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    Well, no one who lives here goes there..
    The locals hang in the Foundation Room. [​IMG]
     


  14. Tomasso

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    How does the Chicago Barney's compare to the one in NYC?
    All of their branch stores pale in comparison to the flagship.
     


  15. Gradstudent78

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    Well, no one who lives here goes there....which means tourists.

    Didn't know that, never been there before, but I have tickets to go on Sunday.
     


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