Chicago - fun, shopping, must dos for a solo visitor
September 18, 2013 11:31 PM Subscribe
I'll be in Chicago soon, alone, for a conference in a hotel near the Navy Pier. I'll have two half days on my own, so I wanted suggestions for cool things to do for an art, design, food, music and comics nerd that will work with my limited time.
posted by dottiechang to travel & transportation around Chicago, IL (24 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm listening to Sufjan Stevens "Illinoise" to get in the mood for my upcoming trip!
I'm already planning to go to Quimby's Comics and the art museums but don't know what else to do.
I'm asking because I want to be realistic about how I use my time and I don't know what real travel times are like in Chicago. Planning on using public transit. Is it safe for a lady alone at night? Sorry if asking that question makes me sound like an old biddy. ;)
-Best cup of coffee, best bakery
-Frank Llord Wright--visit the Rookery or Robie House?
-Quintessential Chicago things not to miss other than Pizza and Empty Bottle
-Cool record stores
-Places to find amazing dresses and shoes
-I know WBEZ is located near the navy pier too, is it somewhere I can visit?
-Good places to shop for zines other than Quimby's
Also planning on going to the Frango mint factory and climbing into the chocolate vat.