Getting up there is not all too cheap. And before you get on the elevator, they force you to pose for a picture with a fake background. On your way out, they try to sell you that picture for nearly... more
The Navy Pier is a long concrete pier that extends into Lake Michigan. Along the pier are a number of restaurants and embarkation points for some of the lake cruises. There are also some carnival... more
I cannot take credit for the name - I read it in a recent article about the new McDonalds. Boy is it accurate though. I hate this strip of Ohio/LaSalle/Clark. It is NOT at all representative of... more
2012 update, since 2010 the fireworks are no longer held on July 3rd in conjunction with the Taste, 2012 will be the 1st year that the festival didn't end on the July 4th weekend
The Taste of Chicago... more
Parking cost more than our two entrance tickets! Plus 30 minutes of trying to find the parking lot. It is not easy to find, and GPS didn't help. Their website has information on public transportation.... more
Ok...we've all done it... bought into the tour bus deal. If you just want to see the City whizzing by this is the way to go. However, if you like taking pictures and have a point & shoot camera forget... more
Poor horsies. They've got to be frightened by all the car traffic. I've read somewhere that there is a city agency that works to make sure that they are fairly treated, but I've never heard anything... more
I only went on this because l got a free ticket. Its pure trash... the guide was a total disaster, all you do is sit on the boat whilst he gets excited and starts singing. I found him boring and... more
If you are looking for gift items, or food from a oriental store, avoid China Town. The prices are marked up substantaly. Take the Red Line to Argile. This is another oriental area, with pharmacys,... more
These local "artists" are all along Michigan Avenue and State Street preying on unsuspecting tourists to create a charicature with a famous Chicago landmark in the background. For $10, you'll be... more
When we entered the Blue Chicago, it was instantly apparent that we'd fallen into a tourist trap. The place was full of obvious toursts. The music was good and the beer reasonably priced, but as far... more
Chicago is a great city in so many ways - and the locals will be glad to share with you many ways to make your stay in their metropolis memorable! Why else do you suppose that it's called "The Windy...
My connection with Chicago goes back to February 1994 when I visited there for the first time. Though a much too long story to mention here, I became best friends with a wonderful grandmother named......