Ideas on things to do/places to stay in Chicago?
June 9, 2011 6:30 AM Subscribe
I'm a 26-year old guy travelling to Chicago in August with 2 friends. Where should we stay and what areas/neighborhoods/things should we check out to get the full Chicago experience? Details inside...
posted by decrescendo to Travel & Transportation around Chicago, IL (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm travelling with 2 friends (all mid-20's) to Chicago on Thursday, August 18th. We're planning on leaving Monday, August 22nd. It's my friends' first trips to Chicago. I've been there many times with my family as a kid but never with 21+ friends.
So far, we're attending the Cubs game on Friday 8/23 and planning on checking out the Air and Water Show on Saturday 8/24. I'm sure Navy Pier will be on the list, as will the Hancock Building or Sears Tower.
Where should we try to find a hotel? Downtown around Michigan Avenue?
We're also going to want to go out at night but we're not sure where the big bar areas are in Chicago. Anyone have any ideas? Are the big nightlife areas downtown or are they outside the downtown area?
Also, recommendations for other things to see/do would be greatly appreciated!