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1. Posted by ShEpS (Budding Member 37 posts) 6y

Hi all,

So me and my mate are heading out to the states for 3 weeks next Tuesday and our first stop is in Chicago for 3 nights. We are staying at the Red Roof Inn Downtown on 162 East Ontario St so will be pretty central. We will more than likely be doing some of the tourist stuff whilst in town such as a visit to the sears tower, millennium park, magnificent mile etc as well as visiting lake Michigan and the beach.

What other things / places to visit would people suggest?

In terms of places to eat we intend on trying a deep dish pizza and will be looking to have some nice meals so if anyone has any good restaurant suggestions this would be great.

Also for evening entertainment where are the good areas of the city to go? We are both 23 so will be looking for a good night out and will more than likely be looking to hit a club as well. So does anyone have any recommendations for bars / clubs?

Thanks in advance for any tips / replies
ShEpS

2. Posted by StaceyD (Inactive 20 posts) 6y

Hi Sheps! For your nightlife adventure I suggest Spybar Chicago and Vision Bar. These bars are the most popular bars in Chicago where DJ's play the most updated party music and they offer variety thirst quenching liquors too. On the other hand, Alder Planetarium, Chicago Botanic Garden and Six Flags America are my top listed attractions in Chicago. I would probably be there in two months for a vacation =)

Have a great Chicago Vacation!

3. Posted by ShEpS (Budding Member 37 posts) 6y

Quoting StaceyD

Hi Sheps! For your nightlife adventure I suggest Spybar Chicago and Vision Bar. These bars are the most popular bars in Chicago where DJ's play the most updated party music and they offer variety thirst quenching liquors too. On the other hand, Alder Planetarium, Chicago Botanic Garden and Six Flags America are my top listed attractions in Chicago. I would probably be there in two months for a vacation =)

Have a great Chicago Vacation!

Hi thanks a lot for the suggestions. I've looked on the websites for both Spybar and Vision Bar and they both look like good places to go on nights out so I imagine we'll be aiming to go to at least 1 of them =)

I'm also going to research the other attractions you listed, I google imaged the botanic gardens and they look very nice to say the least.

Thanks again
ShEpS

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

Thanks, Stacy D. I'll be in Chicago on business next week myself (get there Wednesday ), and it's a place I'm not so familiar with (having only been there a few times)--so I appreciate the suggestions.

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5. Posted by StaceyD (Inactive 20 posts) 6y

You're both welcome guys.. :) don't forget to update us of your Chicago vacation. Post some pictures and share them with us! thank you! :):):):):)

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

Well, I met a great group of business associates, and had some fun in the 'burbs in Libertyville (Nicky Finns and other places), but for me the heat, humidity--and especially the mosquitos/bugs were a bit too much to bear. I'd like to go back to Chicago soon--but preferably in around October or November--or next April and May when the weather will be a lot nicer.

7. Posted by lisashaw (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

im off to chicago for 4 ngihts in november, ive been told to go to howl at the moon....anyone know if this place is anygood?

8. Posted by ShEpS (Budding Member 37 posts) 6y

Hey,

Just thought I'd put a message up since returning from the states. Must say Chicago is a very nice city, by far the cleanest I have visited and I had a great time there. I was suprised at the heat and did not expect it to be so hot! I think we caught a heat wave to so it was still hot and clammy on an evening. We done a lot of walking in the city including the magnificent mile and visited both millenium and grant park. We also took in the bay view along with all the luxury boats and yachts as we walked along the bay near the aquarium etc up to navy pier. Our next day was spent taking a visit up the willis tower which the view was well worth $16 and took in the views of downtown some more, including my favourite - the Marina Towers and the John Hancock bulding.

During our stay we sampled the famous chicago deep dish pizza which we got from Giordano's which was very nice and filling to say the least! (we had to get some boxed up to take out) The place was packed everytime we went past, and we had quite a wait but it was worth it! We sampled some nightlife as well and spent some time around rush street and oak street which had quite a selection of bars and restaurants.

On our last day we'd done enough walking, shopping etc so we had a day chilling out at Oak Street beach which was beautiful. It was quite different from any other beach I'd visited, as when you turned round you had the Hancock building and many other sky scrapers staring at you! After baking in the chicago sun a dip in the icey cold lake michigan was in order :)

All in all I enjoyed my time in chicago and would definitely visit again. Thanks again for the tips and help, and also for reading :)

ShEpS

9. Posted by arrie25 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

we friends are decided for a trip to chicago for 2 days and 3 night....we like to stay in hotel having well furnished room..please recommend me