Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chicago tips anyone??

I will be in Chicago for 3-4 days VERY soon and was wondering if anyone had any tips on places I should visit or general areas to go check out. I've never been to Chicago before. I plan on taking public transportation mostly. Will I freeze to death and/or get blown away? Is it around the same temp as NYC?


Anonymous Donna Vitan said...

I would definitely recommend going on one of the boat tours if possible! Maybe it will be insanely cold and will be very touristy but it was such a fun learning experience. The guide explained the historical nature of Chicago's skyline. It's truly unique and beautiful.

Enjoy and I hope you stay warm!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Patrizio said...

Thanks Donna, I will try to go on a boat tour if it is not too cold!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

I'm going to Chicago for a few days in mid-February and I've never been there too (the airport doesn't really count!?!) If you collect some good tips I want to know about it too!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Patrizio said...

If I come across something cool I will definitely post about it when I get back.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok - Chicago probably id say is the same as where you are... but be ready to be cold regardless... the boat tour is great (in the summertime) - You really should go to the Art Institute (a must!) and if you're into the whole trendy hipster stuff - run around anywhere off the Damen Blue line El. stop.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Patrizio said...

Is that area called Bucktown? I wanted to go check out the Renegade Handmade shop on West Division St.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the Damen stop is actually Wicker Park but you would also want to go to Bucktown... funny i went to the city today and saw a Bucktown sign and said 'DONT FORGET TO MENTION IT TO HER!' haha!

other than those areas for your type of stuff - you really have to have a food adventure in chicago.. have no fear!

when are you coming to chicago?


5:07 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Patrizio said...

Thanks Suzanne! Sal & I will be getting there this Thursday morning (eeek I gotta pack!). I'm definitely not going to worry about the food. I've heard awesome things about the eateries in Chicago. We will undoubtedly be engorging ourselves on a daily basis! :D

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy Chicago! Just a few more tips - take any map you can get your hands on. and if you're into seeing a pretty easy history lesson of chicago - the Chicago Historical Museum (go figure!) is great. Oh and try Garrets Popcorn...if its made fresh. Get both cheddar and carmel - but seperate bags.

PS- best deep dish is either Baccinos or Ginos East. fyi imo :)


7:55 PM  

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