In Rosemont/Chicago for a few days. Where to go in my free time?
August 20, 2014 11:07 PM Subscribe
I'm a Seattleite working at a con in Rosemont. I will have a few free time slots before/after work and before flying out. I'm poor, white, male, late twenties, tend towards being shy but very interested and kind, I like new things, design and evidence of complicated human intent or folly. Not interested in most "sights" tourism, or the idea of "authenticity" tourism. Where to eat and go?
posted by tychotesla to Travel & Transportation around Rosemont, IL (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The goal here is to be more adventurous after a disastrously misspent early twenties being poor and not doing much, so concrete experience gaining and memory forming is at a premium. I don't want to go home having done nothing much in Chicago.
I've identified Moaz Vegetarian and perhaps Cilantro Taco Grill as places to eat near the convention center. Deep dish pizza somewhere along the blue line seems like an obvious dinner choice. Maybe that's all I need for places to eat? Are there other cheap things I should eat while I'm here?
Last time I was at a convention here I went to see Cloud Gate and a neat cultural arts center, and that was good. This time I was thinking the art museum (pricey! but probably good) and simply riding the blue line as far as it goes while sketching and then getting bored of sketching and just staring out the window watching slices of other people's lives fly by startlingly quick. Also a possibility is taking selfies with any famous local fermented/cultured goods, as that's apparently what I do with instagram these days.
Friday until noon, possibly late Sunday after tearing down the booth, and Monday until my flight leaves at 3 are when I have actual chunks of free time.
Also. I do not know how to dress for weather. I literally left behind all my Seattle bad weather gear because I'm aware that the way I dress at home isn't even appropriate for the Seattle drizzle, let alone this rain stuff I've heard about. Should I be trying to find something specific article of clothing made out of some kind of material right now or I'll die of exposure tomorrow?