Trip Plan Details
- Gino's East of Chicago633 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654recommended Gino's East of ChicagoGreat Chicago deep dish pizzaRecommended for:.Comment.25 days ago. Report
- John Hancock Center875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-1779
- Sears Tower2 North State Street, Chicago, IL, United States
- Millennium Park201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
- Cite505 N Lake Shore Dr # 101, Chicago, ILrecommended CiteCite' is located in the 70th floor of the North Pointe Tower. Great 360 views of the City an Lake. Looks right down on Navy Pier. Go for dinner or just pop up for drinks and Hors d' oeuvres. ... read moreBartenders are very cool and very friendly.Steve Mescher
We try to go to Cite' every time we are in the city!
- The Green Mill4802 North Broadway Street, Chicago, ILrecommended The Green MillOne of my favorite places to hear live music in Chicago, the Green Mill is the place to go for trad and modern jazz. You might hear a swing orchestra, a Grammy-winning vocalese singer or a late-night ... read morejam depending which night of the week you show up. The venue itself is over 100 years old, and was once a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Check out the vintage neon sign outside above the heads of the smokers huddling together in the cold wind between sets.Recommended for:Nightlife LoversSara Benson
Usually no tourists here, and it's a great place to hear live jazz inside a historic speakeasy.
- The Hideout1354 West Wabansia Avenue, Chicago, IL, United Statesrecommended The HideoutOne of the city’s finest “hidden” gems, the Hideout is located on an industrial stretch that’s also home to a garbage-truck parking lot and a municipal-car gas station. The bar is basically a ... read more100-year-old balloon-frame house that serves booze out of its living room, and hosts comedy sets and concerts out of the back. In fact, this is a spot where Jack White has played, Mavis Staples recorded a live album, and Neko Case worked as a bartender. Imagining it as a speakeasy is so easy, one tends to wonder what else goes down here after closing hours.
- Second City1616 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614recommended Second CityIf you like improv, you can't go wrong with The Second City--in fact, a bunch of SNL actors got there start with the company. The show lasts about two hours and focuses on political and social satire ... read morewith help from the audience. Be sure to buy tix in advance--they usually sellout a week or two before each show.
- Art Institute of Chicago111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6110recommended Art Institute of ChicagoThis renown art museum is located in Grant Park. It has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art as well as significant American art, Old Masters, ... read moreEuropean and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. The recent expansion of the building allows more of the permanent collection to be displayed. It's a little confusing to move between the old and new sections but the staff are around everywhere and can help direct you to where you want to go.Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLaurel W
February can be really cold and with all the snow this year, you'll want to find some indoor activities. I love the Art Institute.
- Chicago Food Planet Food Tours830 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 recommended Chicago Food Planet Food ToursMy sister and I took the Gold Coast/Old Town tour and had such a great time. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour was really well thought out. Stops included a Jewish deli, a ... read morechocolate shop, a specialty tea store, and, finally, a Chicago-style pizzeria. Lots of good food, lots of fun!Sara Tracey
Guided tours are the best way to get out of the tourist traps without having to go it alone. If you take the Old Town tour, you'll end the tour with good, Chicago style pizza.
- Lillie's Q1856 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622recommended Lillie's QLots of good stuff to eat here, though the prices are a bit high for the portions. I love the tri-tip sandwich (southern style--the cole slaw is good!) and the mac and cheese. The sweet potato fries ... read moreare also tasty (though way on the sweet side, so be sure you're prepared for that), as are the hush puppies. They've got an interesting cocktail menu full of house-made moonshine and whiskey. Unfortunately, I'm not crazy about those, so my apple pie cocktail didn't go down too easy, but my friend loved her Manhattan. If you're wandering around Wicker Park one afternoon, be sure to stop in for lunch!Sara Tracey
When you get tired of pizza, check out this BBQ place in Wicker Park. And while you're in the neighborhood, do some shopping!
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