Going to Chicago next Sunday - car some days; what to do?
August 7, 2010 3:58 PM Subscribe
Headed to Chicago the 15th.
Been to Chicago before (love it!)
First time for the fiance. Details inside!
posted by filmgeek to travel & transportation around Chicago, IL (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're renting a car….to be outside of Chicago from Sun-Tues.
We're staying downtown (loop area)…and I work Wed-Fri downtown.)
Read the prior threads...The question is…What to do?
Sun-Tues: I've never really seen outside the city - so I figured we'd rent a car from the airport and drive…and stay...where? A two/three hour drive for something wonderful is very doable.
We'll be on the ground in the car by 11 - so we could be 2 hrs away by 1pm on Sunday.
Things we like:
Beach combing (particularly sea glass), Love animal preserves where they treat animals well; places to see wildlife, craft fairs, scenic areas, cool technology, bookstores, scifi. I'm a beer person (she's not) - I've experienced the Map Room and Hopleaf.
Tues-Friday: Chicago proper
Tues Night, we'll definitely head to the Signature room. Probably will get some deep dish too.
Wed night I have an event I'm speaking at. Thurs night is still open.
I know she should see the Magnificent mile…Sears tower, Art institute, Millennium park…we have two nights - she has the days, together at night - ideas are very welcome. Sushi and veggie places are a bonus.