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Travel Blogs from Chicago
So far off to a good start, only a minor potential scare so far, which I'm sure, will be the first of many on this crazy trip. Three am wake up call followed by hour drive to Syracuse, NY airport to make my 6:30 am first flight and the start of this 36 hour journey to the other side of the world. Mr. Finn stayed curled up asleep in my lap the whole way. Mom gave me a tight hug with the explicit warning/promise to not to fall in ...
... passing all the shops, we crossed the Chicago River and came to a building that houses both the Chicago Water Works and a tourist information center where we got a map and used the bathroom. By now we were hungry and across the street from Grant Park were conveniently located good food places. We went to Chipotles and got burrito bowls and took them across the street to the park to eat. We found an empty table near the "bean" where people-watched while we ate. After lunch ...
... were scheduled so Chelle tootled off for a pre flight head, neck and shoulder massage while Tim opted for the power back massage instead. Feeling thoroughly revived we resumed to our now customary position of sipping champers until our flight was called.
Arriving at the plane we now realised that we were about to tick off one of our of all-time bucket list items - turning left on the plane! We were greeted by Dominica at the door and seeing our tickets ...
... the park on the miniature railway, passing the elephants and lions. Came out by the 4D simulator an Ice Age film played. The simulator didn't match the moves of the characters on screen. It was weak by universal studios standards. Left the zoo heading up north to Chicago. Stopping at another fast-food joint that we can tick of the list Appleby's. Probably the most classy restaurant chain. The food ...
... a great day, the sun was shinning, the wind off the lake felt great, and it was so hot that the cold water felt amazing. We ended up playing a game of tackle football with a bunch of local kids (college and high school) for about 45 minutes. We had a game at Wrigley to catch that night though so we only stayed at the beach for about an hour and a half. We hopped in a cab because the bike system decided to say **** you to Sam's ...
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
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Cool Hotel
- Sleek decor but need to work out the kinks
- Some things to keep in mind....
Gold Coast, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $152
- Better than Home
- Millenium Knickerbocker
- Not again here either
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
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- 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.
Central Chicago, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Worst Hotel Ever Experienced
- ***BEWARE*** Choose another hotel in Chicago
- Holiday Inn Chicago
O'Hare Airport, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Great hotel!!!
- Another soulless Hilton
- Mixed feelings...