Travel Blogs from Chicago
... with us having a rave since we had flashy lights on the front. We also had to do the hand signals and to speed up we had to put one hand in the air palm up and go 'woop woop' as if we were raising the roof in a club. All I could think was 'only in America' as about 20 of us (some blt guys joined us) were ringing our bells and raising the roof in the middle of a very busy city. We all decided we were going to go ...
... radical' at the time, which shows how far we've come in a relatively short time.
We visited a local shop after are viewing of the Old State Capital and made the acquaintance of some locals. It was refreshing to have some genuine interest in us and England. We had to inform them we didn't know the queen however.
On the road again and on the way to the home of the corn dog at Cozy Dog Inn. It's a restaurant that created the ...
... the Mississippi valley and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.
Chicago is called the second city after it was burnt down by the great fire in 1871 and then rebuilt. The story goes that some old lady's cow kicked over an oil lamp and that's how it all started. The weather had been dry and fire-fighters had already put out a lot of fires over the city in the days leading up to the great fire, so that when it came they and their horses were already over tired. It was a ...
We are starting to get used to these very early starts! Up at 4:30 am again today to catch our 6:55 am flight to Chicago. A cab was going to cost us about $30, so we (I) decided we would just catch the bus for $4.80 total. San Antonio has a good bus network, however, it is so difficult to navigate! Their website is absolutely terrible and offers little to no help, as did the reception staff at the motel. I couldn't work out the website, so we walked to the nearest main bus stop ...
... out my carry on was to fat to fly, literally - well, that is, I had to get it checked. Apparently your third checked bag is free, so yay! (Pathetic how much sh*t I brought lol). So I'm now walking around with my laptop and iPad in hand since I didn't want to check those. How bad is it that on a study abroad I forget my school backpack at home?! Obviously studying was my main concern while packing; I didn't even bring school supplies...oops. Live and ...
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...