I am born and raised in Chicago, IL. Although I have seen some beautiful places including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean, I have yet to travel to Europe! Looking forward to this site enriching my travel experience.
That is one of the safer areas in the city. Contrary to popular belief, Chicagois not a war zone like the news portrays it. While there is a lot of violence, it is consolidated to a few neighborhoods in the city. As with any major metro you should... See More
Go to the Museum campus on the south side of Grant Park. You can go to the Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. All entrances within a couple hundred yards... See More
Chicago Waffles is a good little breakfast spot on 1400 S Michigan. Depending when you're coming the annual street festivals start in mid May. You should check out a show on a weekend night at Second City. Amazing sketch comedy.... See More
Assuming you get in to Chicago on time you will have more than enough time. If traffic is bad, you can take the Blue line from O'Hare Airport and it will take you right in to the city (~4 blocks from union station).... See More
Andy's Jazz Club on Hubbard in River North is a nice upbeat jazz place. A fun late night (kind of divey) jazz bar is Kingston Mines in Lincoln Park. Typically you don't show up to this one before midnight but live music... See More
You'll want to stay in River North. It is close to a varying selection of nightlife. Everything from happy hour bars to late night clubs. There are plenty of hotels in the area, so its typically not too difficult to find a fair price. Hubbard... See More