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What to see and what not to see in Chicago

Sooooo... my parents will visiting loverly Chicago... unfortunately, I just noticed that they won't fly in May 17th, but APRIL 17th. In two days. I'm a dumb. Anyway, I need some advice on what we should check out while they're here. I have a couple ideas, but I haven't done much of Chicago's touristy stuff since I moved in several years ago. What are some big obvious things that are actually worth the hype? Any hidden gems you like? They'll be staying downtown, but we'll have cars available so travel isn't a problem. I have mobility issues, so bonus if it's sitting down/limited standing.
posted by Evilspork on Apr 15, 2014 - 18 answers

Chicago on New Year's Day. What's there to do? Where to go?

Catch: New Year's on a Wednesday. I don't have the surrounding days off. [more inside]
posted by harisund on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Pre-teen boy in Chicago in mid-September: what should he do/see? The sky's the limit....

Fun things for an eleven-year-old boy to do in the city of Chicago, September 14-17. Money is no object. I need as many interesting suggestions as possible! [more inside]
posted by chonus on Aug 18, 2012 - 28 answers

Help two New Yorkers navigate 3 days in Chicago

We're going to Chicago this weekend! Despite a 50% chance of rain (BOO) I am determined to have an awesome time. We will be staying in Wicker Park and plan to rely mainly on bikes and the L to get around. We aim to eat, shop and explore. Where do we start? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Apr 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Show me your awesome neighborhoods, Chicago!

I need advice on awesome Chicago neighborhoods. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Renaissance Poore

My g/f and I, based in Chicago and working in Evanston, were going to go to the Bristol Renaissance Faire today because I have the day off and she's done with work in an hour. Turns out the Faire, obviously, isn't open on Wednesdays. What else to do between Evanston and Bristol? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Aug 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Car-free Chicago visit - lodging recommendations?

Want to have a car-free, lovely, relatively inexpensive few days in Chicago. Where to stay? Is inexpensive an option? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 17, 2010 - 27 answers

Radioactive Tennis, anyone?

I'm heading to Chicago this weekend. What science/geeky/historical places should I check out? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

If God is in the details, is a bus tour heaven

What is the best way of getting to the Farnsworth House while staying Chicago? [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Chicago vacation tips?

Chicago: I'm visiting Chicago for the first time in a couple of weeks. I'll be there for the weekend with a friend, staying at the Hotel Allegro, and I'm looking for suggestions regarding fun things to do. Where should I go and what should I see? [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Nov 8, 2005 - 28 answers

Best place to see jazz in Chicago?

Just where is the best place to see jazz in Chicago? My Australian father-in-law is coming for a visit to the US for the first time and is a huge jazz fan. My husband and I will be taking him to Chicago. I have never been there myself, and am looking for some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Feb 28, 2005 - 13 answers

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