Travel Blogs from Chicago
... it back until breakfast 12 hours later! We eventually arrived in LA an hour late worried about making our connection. Jason was also secretly worrying about his likelihood of being allowed into the country given his pending status. We managed to make it through the express customs line at LAX without incident or query of my status and headed to collect our baggage. Time was rapidly running out to make our chicago flight so it's fair to say the half hour waiting for baggage ...
... tour showing all the different buildings and how they had been rebuilt after the Great Chicago Fire burned down the entire city in 1871. We got to see different parts where they filmed the Batman movies and where Wayne Tower is which was pretty cool! We ended the tour at the infamous 'Bean', a mirrored sculpture in a bean shape - one of the most iconic things about Chicago. Everyone surrounding us taking selfies, us included ...
... get the GED they simply fail or don't formally graduate. There are a number of different assessment tools the Lighthouse use, but there's no national system such as our P-levels (although they are technically now defunct). One of the tools the lighthouse use is a huge document where every child is assessed against every standard, every year. It amounts to about 60 pages of value statements, that mostly have an x next to them. When discussing it I explained that we use ...
... into for the next 8 hours. The sarcasm is not entirely lost on her and she seems happy for Graham and me to do our own seat allocations..
I plonk myself down next to a lass who had plans to sprawl over two seats. She isn't best pleased when my coughing doesn't subside for the next 20 minutes and eventually, after hitting the hostie for a glass of water and scoring a magical tic tac from the lass next door, I can resume normal ...
Saturday morning in Chicago and the US is having a Memorial Day long weekend. We decide to jump on the Open top bus tours . Starting at the HardRock Cafe in River North drive past the sky deck entrance at the Willis Tower (Seers tower) - these are actually glass ledges that protrude from the building on the top floor. We decide to get off at Millennium Park and check out the attractions such as the The Bean and the Gardens. The bean ...
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...