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Travel Blogs from Chicago
... literally only covered the sandwich and a tiny bar of chocolate - but I wasn't hungry on board. I happened to be surrounded by people who were transferring to San Francisco, but because of the massive delay, they were all moved around to different connecting flights. One was being sent to Dallas, another to LA. Like, what. My bag was one of the first off (due to being late on, I assume, though they also said we were delayed because they had to "pull ...
... to leave it and get on the 'L' train to the airport. Luckily for us after we checked in, we found Reggio's Chicago style pizza. Colm managed to get his own pizza and he got told the grand old saying of 'don't come crying to me.' We both couldn't finish the pizza, obviously we are in America, but the portion size was not as big as we expected but still wasn't going to happen. Unfortunately, I was coming down with what Colm had but just not to the same extent. My tummy prefers to get ...
... complete T. Rex in the world and she is called Sue.
Our hotel gave out complementary wine between 5pm - 6pm. We went to take advantage one night but when Wills found out the white wine was C******nay he refused. He said the woman serving the wine ...
After several days of feeding my body (really, really well), it was time to feed my soul. Bulgarian Folk Festival Verea was one of the reasons I had extended my work trip. Now in its fifth year, it is a festival where Bulgarians living all over the US and Canada come together to perform traditional Bulgarian dances (called horo) and songs. But I am getting a little bit ahead of myself.
I had originally planned a nice, leisurely Saturday ...
... sped off with the city vista whizzing by us. We toured along the lakefront for 30 minutes before stepping off and heading back into the city for lunch.
Tim had read about Chicago's famous italian beef sandwiches and Mr Beef, located on North Orleans Street, seemed to be the place to go. These subs consist of a soft French roll crammed with succulent pulled beef, dripping in gravy and topped with piquant tomato-pepper sauce and pickles. ...
Other places to stay in Chicago
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $172
- VERY NICE HOTEL
- Pleasantly Surprised
- Avoid this hotel!
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $197
- Top Notch Hotel
- Nice hotel & great location
- Mixed review
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $174
- Enjoyable Stay
- Would stay here again!
- Whats all the hoopla
Streeterville, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $195
- Great Free Breakfast & Happy Hour!
- Exactly what we needed
- Are you kidding? This place is super-fabulous-great-terrific
230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Cool Hotel
- Sleek decor but need to work out the kinks
- Some things to keep in mind....
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $155
- Allerton Chicago!
- Great Hotel
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $217
- Great hotel
- Loved the Wyndham!
- Great location, Great Room
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Weekend getaway
- Loved It
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Heavenly Bed IS heavenly
- Fabulous Location...Room a Little Small
- Exquisite corner room view of the Mag Mile!!!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $213
- GREAT BEDS!!
- Best night's sleep in town!
- Breakaway Offer
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $206
- Nice staff-terribly trained
- Very nice hotel; I was pleased
- Have to check it out!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $195
- A pleasant and upbeat experience
- James was OK, but not fantastic
- Great Hotel, Great Location
Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $190
- Some great views.
- Hotel 71 rocks!
- Potential but not a four star.
River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Great View
- Don't go for the pool
- Excellent! I Highly Recommend!
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $162
- Nothing Spectacular
- Great Chicago Lodging
- Fantastic hotel! Great rates!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $203
- Good service hit and miss
- Stay some where eles!!!
- Very Hip W
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $163
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- We Will Definitly return!
- A room with NO BED????????
- Not up to par
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $197
- I Will Never Stay Anywhere Else!
- Wonderful food, great design and atmosphere
- Great bathrooms
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $208
- Fantastic Fourth
- Shocking experience!
- Wonderful getaway at the Fairmont
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $45
- Creepy, creepy, creepy
- Made our stay in Chicago wonderful.
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $184
- They ruined Mothers Day!
- Loved The Drake!
- Loved the Drake
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $209
- Excellent Hotel
- A great hotel.
Reforma/Downtown, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $142
O'Hare Airport, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Great hotel!!!
- Another soulless Hilton
- Mixed feelings...