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#1654500 - 01/23/12 07:18 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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Willie still loves razor bacon...
By Spring I mean April. We're hardy, and used to experiencing four seasons in 24 hours!
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#1654513 - 01/23/12 07:24 PM Re: Trip to Chicago HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore

if baseball is playing, The Cell to see the White Sox is a must


My son and his friends call Lincoln Park Zoo the Animal Torture Zoo, due to the small cages.

I like the Museum of Science and Industry, but if you're only going for a weekend, I'd skip it, because there's so much to see inside you'll kill a whole day. I'd only go if it's raining. I was mugged and had my lunch money stolen on a sixth grade field trip inside the giant walkthrough heart, but don't let that stop you from going.

The boat tours on the river are a great way to see the city.

If you're strolling Michigan Avenue, stop in the Billy Goat Tavern for a "cheeseburger cheeseburger" or maybe just a cold Old Style.

For breakfast, find the nearest Ann Sather. http://www.annsather.com/ Cinnamon rolls to die for.

For dinner, it has to be pizza. Gino's East was my favorite in my younger days, but Giordano's good too, and just naming places usually starts an argument.

Second City is great for late night comedy.
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#1654516 - 01/23/12 07:26 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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I've also heard good things about the Botanical Gardens... especically if you like to take photographs.
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#1654624 - 01/23/12 08:36 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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I think Gene & Georgette's is one of my favorite places in Chicago!!!

Gino's East makes a good deep dish pie too!!
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#1654635 - 01/23/12 08:48 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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Sorry, it's Gene & Georgetti - great steakhouse!!!
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#1654639 - 01/23/12 08:53 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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One thing to remember about chicago- DOn't drive unless you have too. Take the train, or Park at the hotel, and leave your car there the whole time. walk, take cabs, or public transport- It's actually cheaper to take a cab to most places then it is to drive there and try and park.
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#1654641 - 01/23/12 08:57 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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Yes and if you do drive/park... beware of the automated parking meters! And permit parking too--those signs are practially in a different language with all the times and dates and letters...
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#1654675 - 01/23/12 09:41 PM Re: Trip to Chicago esks
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It will snow up there in April!
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