Travel Blogs from Chicago
... pretty quick, in 6 mins 52 seconds. After everyone cheered and we hurried out the crowd, we didn't have time to watch his second walk. We needed to find a taxi but there were none free because a lot of people had also left after the first walk. Then a white limo pulled up. We laughed but were pretty desperate and running late for this "surprise" so asked how much. It was about double what we would have paid for a normal taxi but we had no idea if ...
... parks, it became the generic term for amusement parks everywhere, styled in the same way as the Chicago one, and usually with a brightly lit Ferris wheel festooning the grounds.
After this we embarked on the highly lauded architectural city cruise, organized the the Chicago Architectural Foundation. We had planned to do this later in the day so that we could enjoy the beauty of the buildings as they began to be lit up ...
... so many clothes, space, food, etc. Even TV and music seemed too much.
Then it seems I had contracted the "Camino Blues". This is a term I heard on the bus on my way to Santiago with all of the returning pilgrims. Those that had done a Camino before said they were not looking forward to leaving, as they would get the blues and want to be back. I thought, there's no way I'm getting that - I was happy to be going home - ...
... it would be a good idea to save money and walk to the Science and Industry museum, which we really wanted to see. After 1.5 hours walking in the mid day heat, we were informed by a kind lady that the museum was still 10 miles away and we really should take a bus. The first bus dropped us at 55th street (the ghetto) to change the bus. Being the only white tourusts within a 10 block radius, we did rather stand our like a sore thumb and the ...
... for itself.
I caught the 151 bus right outside the building and took it back to my hotel, where I relaxed for about an hour. Around 10:00 - Central Time Zone - I headed out again to a blues club (aptly named "B.L.U.E.S."). And let me tell you, this place pretty much nailed the Chicago blues scene. The venue is small enough where you can get a real intimate experience with the music, and the volume isn't overwhelming. The bar had a ...
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...