Travel Blogs from Chicago
... Chicago from the beginning, I thought I'd wing it once I got here. One of the attendants suggested making my way downtown to the Magnificent Mile, a strip on Michigan Avenue with tons of cool outlet stores, places to eat, and buildings to marvel at. My options were to either take the bus to get there, or walk down Lake Shore Drive, which runs right along the coast of Lake Michigan. So that was a no-brainer.
Did I mention yet how massive ...
... set aside for frogs, seahorses, and jellyfish for example). One of my favorite parts about the experience though was that because I made it to the aquarium in the morning I was able to see many of the fish and reptiles being fed, which was a nice change of pace from watching fish just swim back and forth. When I finished walking around the aquarium, I went next door to the Field Museum of Natural History, which reminded me of the Natural History ...
... about life in Chicago and life in London, accompanied by juicy ribs and cold (locally brewed) beer. Nice!
It had to end though, so we trudged off to continue our exploration. The Architectural River Tour came highly recommended, bizarrely, so we booked on it with some scepticism and spent a pleasingly educational and entertaining hour hearing about the significance and history of some of Chicago's buildings, both old (the trade ...
... Lights aren't working on the plane, maintenance
has been called to fix the issue, should be just a few minutes."
5:35 "Uh, we were just advised they are taking this plan out of service and they
are working on bringing in a new plane. Should only be another 10 or 15 minutes. Sorry
for the inconvenience."
Did I mention we only had a 1 hour layover in Miami?
5:50 "They were able to fix the lights after all, we will be boarding this flight ...
On Saturday morning the limo called for us at 6.50am, and took us to the Ferry Building for our connection to the Amtrak station across the Bay Bridge at Emeryville. The landscape was fairly brown and dull until we saw our first snow at Colfax, CA, then there was lots of snow all the way.
Needless to say we found it beautiful and exciting and took many photos. Stopped about 30mins outside Truckee for 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...