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Help me fill out my Chicago itinerary for next weekend!

My husband and I are landing in Chicago for the first time on Saturday, May 3rd and will be there until the evening of the 5th. One purpose of the trip is to visit my husband's father, who has been living there for the last year, but the other is to explore Chicago. We are staying at La Quinta in Downtown Chicago, mainly because we got a good deal on it through Hotwire. My husband's dad lives at the Streeter, in the Near North Side area. What should we see while we're there? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Apr 26, 2014 - 13 answers

5 Days in Chicago

Could you look over my preliminary agenda and fill in the gaps? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 14, 2013 - 28 answers

Chicago Filter : Where should we stay? What should we do?

My SO and I are planning a long weekend trip up to Chicago with another couple in the fall. Wondering about the places to stay and things to do. We will most likely be driving so we'll have a car to get around town, so where we stay doesn't neccesarily have to be in the hub of all the touristy crap that we'll no doubt want to do at some point. I'm more concerned about other things. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Help us troubleshoot our vacation to Chicago, April 1-5:

This will be the biggest vacation yet for our family of four (son age 10, daughter age 12). Our vacations tend to run unsmoothly--some ugly surprise always pops up--and I'd like to get opinions from people who know Chicago before we set out. This will be a kid oriented trip. [more inside]
posted by mattu on Mar 9, 2013 - 36 answers

What to see and do less touristy in Chicago?

Chicago: Not The Band Or The Musical! What would you do on a long weekend there? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 25, 2012 - 16 answers

What are the best vacation destinations within driving distance from Chicago?

What are the best vacation destinations within driving distance from Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Apr 8, 2012 - 32 answers

I dreamed about killing you again last night

What should we do on our Honeymoon in Chicago, last week in October? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Interesting winter vacation rental for a large group outside Chicago

I'm looking to rent a house or cabin on New Year's Eve and the night before for 15-20 people. It needs to be within 4 hours of Chicago, and ideally within 4 hours of Iowa City as well, though the Iowa people can probably stop over in Chicago if the place is worth the longer trip. I've found places online, but thought I'd query the hive mind to see if anyone knows of somewhere super awesome I haven't found. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Chicago Winter Wonderland

What should I do for a long-weekend-style vacation in Chicago this winter? [more inside]
posted by coryinabox on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Culture in Chicago - Show me it

I'm going to be in Chicago in late July, and was hoping some locals could tip me on finding the best Lebanese food, jazz clubs/events that I shouldn't miss, interesting art galleries maybe even local theater if they're doing something fun. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on May 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Cabins on Lake Mighigan

Looking for a cabin for two on Lake Michigan, preferably the Wisconsin side. Does anyone have any specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Dec 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Where to go for a midwest photography trip?

I want to go on a photography weekend trip next month. I'm in Chicago, and want to drive no more than 6-8 hours to a destination. With my preferences (inside) in mind, I'd like advice on where to go. Help? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Aug 12, 2009 - 9 answers

My Irish boss wants near-Chicago americana vacation tips!

My Irish boss wants advice on a week vacation in Chicago, and an outdoorsy week outside the city. I need midwest log-cabin americana recommendations quick! [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Weekend in Chicago: how to find a few things

I'm going to Chicago in June for a weekend. Where should I go to find the following:
posted by 4midori on May 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Is there such a thing as passenger ferry service from Chicago?

Does anyone know of a passenger ferry service which leaves from Chicago and goes on Lake Michigan to ANYWHERE? I'm looking to get away for a weekend to somewhere in maybe Wisconsin or Michigan (think Door County or Mackinac Island) and would like to not have to drive much, if possible. I thought it would be fun to take a boat ride to my destination starting from the lake in Chicago, but so far have not found anything online. Chicagoans, let me in on your secrets!
posted by achmorrison on May 18, 2006 - 10 answers

All about Chicago - help me maximize my trip

I'm going to CHICAGO in mid-August. I'll be there strictly for entertainment purposes only, so anything is possible. I've never been to Chicago (which is why I'm going) and would love to hear what some of you think are the best things to do, the best places to visit, and the best places to eat. What are the best places to have a beer(s) and see a band? Can I safely rely on public transportation or should I rent a car? How hard is it to get Cubs tickets (they have a home series against the Dodgers that week). Thanks!
posted by Witty on Jul 13, 2004 - 38 answers

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