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August 2, 2010

Chicago, Chicago that toddlin town

Filed under: Chicago, Travel — sashyjane @ 10:59 am

Susie and I are headed for Chicago tomorrow morning and I’m super excited to spend 4 days in the Windy City! There is so much to do and see there, I’m sure we’ll be going non-stop.

One of our first stops is The Second City.

We’ll swing by the Art Institute.

We’ll catch a Cubs game.

We’ll take our picture in The Bean.

We’ll tour some of the cool neighborhoods like the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park (hopefully we won’t run into Linkin Park, their music is insufferable) and Armitage.

We’ll swing by the Sears Tower and maybe take an architectural tour.

We’ll gawk at the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier (we are tourists, after all.)

We’ll take a look at Lake Michigan.

We might even stop in and jump on Oprah’s couch.

And we’ll definitely eat Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs.

What are we missing? What must-sees must we see? Where do the mobsters hang out? What will we just die if we don’t do?



  1. Starts with a “C” ends in an “O”, has a “hicag” in the middle of it…love it and jealous of your trip! Let me hear about it!

    Comment by Kelly Cheek — August 2, 2010 @ 11:48 am

  2. Ok let’s see…I’ve been to Chitown a couple of times. Definitely do all the tourists things, sears tower and magnificant mile. Navy pier is ok, nothing exciting. The art institute had too many abstract pieces for me. Shopping at the north end of michigan ave was pretty good. Eddie b, tiffany, banana republic, things we have, but better. Wicker park, if I’m not mistaken, has a local flavor. Taxis were good with walking, pizza is great where ever you decide to eat and don’t pass up an italian sausage or bratwurst. I hope this was helpful. By the way, Preston Cox’s brother lives there, Susie should know him.

    Comment by Sarah Davis — August 2, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

  3. My MOST favorite city on earth! Oh, have fun…and tell the grand city I’ll see her soon: 10/10/10 — Chicago Marathon :-)

    Comment by Julie — August 2, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

  4. Duck your head in the Cultural Center if you have time…just a block from Macy’s — the world’s largest Tiffany glass dome ceiling is stunning. Sit for a spell on the patio furniture at Crate and Barrel on the Mag Mile…it’s a great view!

    Comment by Julie — August 2, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

  5. I saw your post on facebook and had to give you a few tips. I just went to Chi-town a few weeks ago! It’s an amazing city! You need to do the architectural boat tour. It is a MUST. For deep dish pizza, Gino’s is the best. If you like Greek food, there is a great Greek restaurant called Greek Islands. It’s fairly authentic, not real expensive, and it’s really yummy! If you guys are looking for a hot spot in the evening, the Wit hotel downtown has an AWESOME rooftop bar. Hope you have fun!!

    Comment by Bekah French — August 2, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

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