Best Chicago Travel Tips!
Lorrie said: “I lived there for 18 months. There is a ton to do. Look into the Chicago Go Card. I thinks it provides the best savings, plus it includes your transportation. Definitely have to visit the Navy Pier.”
Joy said: “We live here, and the stuff I recommend are the museums (especially the Field Museum), Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier. Especially if you have kids!”
Andrea said: “Make sure you hit up Shedd Aquarium on Sunday morning as soon as it opens – no one else gets there until after lunch!! I LOVE going when it’s not crowded!”
Megan said: “Field Museum, Navy Pier, and don’t forget to eat the pizza! It’s yummy.”
Jennifer said: “Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier!”
September said: “Museum of Science and Industry! Or a Blackhawks game!! ;)”
Amanda said: “Live here! Cubs Game at Wrigley, Mag Mile, Lakefront, and so many amazing restaurants. Museum of Science and Industry too.”
Rachel said: “Legoland!”
Shelly said: “My daughters went to college in Chicago and live there still. I love going to visit. The Architectural Boat Tour on the river is fantastic (if the weather is warm!)”
Suzette said: “I’ve lived in Chicago my entire life! Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, the Planetarium, Navy Pier, North Ave Beach (Lincoln Park), Brookfield Zoo or Lincoln Park Zoo, go to a Cubs/White Sox/Bears/Bulls game, Millennium Park has tons of different sites that are cool, the Art Institute, Sky Deck in the Hancock Center is awesome, shopping down on Michigan Ave, visiting Northerly Island Park, and the Museum of Science and Industry.”
Sally said: “My hometown, been gone 17 years. Suzette hit the nail on the head for sights. Then eat at Home Run Inn Pizza, Chicago Hot Dogs, Portillos Beef… so much good Chicago food I miss.”
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Jocelyn said: “Garrett’s Popcorn is THE best!!!”
Randi said: “Giordano’s Pizza, Garretts Popcorn, and Portillos Italian Beef…also the Navy pier!”
Billie said: “Don’t forget Lou Malnati Pizza… we order online and ship to family for special occasions. They love it. Check out the summer festivals and Ravinia outdoor concerts.”
Barbara said: “Have lived 45 min. from Chicago my entire life, until 3 years ago. Sure do miss that AWESOME city. Navy Pier, Gino’s East for pizza, Ed Debevics for awesome burgers and a great time, and Maxwell Street for polish!”
Sue said: “Cheesecake factory :)”
Renee said: “Original Gino’s East for pizza (we love it way better than Giordano’s), The Billy Goat Tavern (“Cheeborger, Cheeborger! No Coke! Pepsi!”) either Portillo’s or Superdawg for Chicago-style dogs, and you must Ride the L at least once!”
Amanda said: “Avoid the Kennedy Expressway at rush hour… That’s my only advice!”
Patti said: “Don’t forget to check out Lake Michigan… and how can you forget Sears Tower…. even though it’s now called Willis Tower. Us Chicagoans still call it Sears Tower!”
Lynnette said: “Navy Pier and Michigan Ave! And we skipped the Sears Tower and went to the Hancock Building–cheaper, shorter line and just as fun!!”
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