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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
"Your expert local guide and professional chauffeur arrive at your hotel in a luxury SUV with comfortable seating for 1-4 guests plus the guide and driver. Bring your camera!Your guide will give an overview of the options for your 3-hour tour. Let Marina City Willis (Sears) Tower Merchandise Mart Harold Washington Library Board of Trade the Rookery
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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
"Your expert local guide and professional chauffeur arrive at your hotel in a luxury SUV with comfortable seating for 1-4 guests plus the guide and driver. Bring your camera!Your guide will give an overview of the options for your 3-hour tour. Let Marina City Willis (Sears) Tower Merchandise Mart Harold Washington Library Board of Trade the Rookery
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Private Tour: Chicago Highlights
"Join this private 3-hour city tour in Portuguese English or Spanish. Visit the main tourist areas in Chicago. See places such as the Magnificent Mile River North South Loop Streeterville Gold Coast
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Chicago's flag

Chicago has it's own flag with three white strips, two blue stripes and four red stars. The top blue stripe represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago River and the bottom stripe the...
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Chicago Blackhawks Parade and Celebration

Well in Chicago when our sports teams win a championship it seems like the whole city comes out to join in the celebration. Such as the case after the Chicago Blackhawks won their 2nd Stanley Cup...
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Opening Day at Wrigley Field

It happens every year around the end of March or beginning of April. Spring is in the air and the cry is once again heard from all who come to "worship" by the soon to be green ivy walls of that...
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Chiditarod - Food Drive, Race, Costumes

On Saturday, March 2, 2013 I attended my first Chiditarod. I found out about this unique Chicago event through another social group I belong to the Chicago Street Photographers. This was the 8th...
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Art Galleries in the River North

The River North Gallery District in Chicago is home to the second largest concentration of individually owned and operated galleries int he United States. According to the ever-helpful folks at...
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Coffee Mugs

sometimes I collect Coffee Mugs on my travels too especially starbucks mugs if I feel like it and while here in chicago, I was intrigued by the Starbucks Coffee Mug Design for Chicago featuring the...
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Shot Glasses

shot glasses are another favorite collectible of mine hen going to a new place and like buying a refrigerator magnet, I definitely must buy one here and again the good news is that you can buy...
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Refrigerator Magnets

my favorite collectible when I'm going to a new place and since this is my first time to visit (not the last time I hope) Chicago, then buying my fave Collector Item is a must and the good news is...
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Live and Love through... Laughter???

Out of all of the off the wall/bizarre tips that I have included on my Chicago page, I can assure you that this one is the strangest.In 1995 an organization began a movement that wants to tackle some...
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A rich, 'beefy' heritage.

In the Summer of 1999, a herd of ornate - but life-size - bovine effigies appeared downtown in "Cows on Parade." A 'public art' competition, it was inspired by a similar event which had taken place in...
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It's all about the Cubs and the Sox!!

I happened to be in Chicago as the baseball playoffs were getting started and since both the Cubs and the White Sox had made it to the post-season, it seemed like the entire city was going a little...
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Daley Plaza Farmer's Market

I was pleasantly surprised to discover a Farmer's Market at the heart of downtown Chicago! Every Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, from mid-May to mid-October, you can find fresh produce, cheese,...
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Help, I didn't bring my laptop!

One thing I noticed about Chicago is that it is a very technologically-advanced city - you should have seen me trying to find a public phone in downtown Chicago! I finally ended up walking into a...
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Weddings and Street Bands

Shortly after I started out on my walking tour of downtown Chicago on a Sunday morning, I came across this scene of the bride and groom, as well as their wedding party, trying for a few good pictures...
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Top Hotels in Chicago

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108 E Superior St, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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10 S Wabash Ave, (formerly Crowne Plaza), Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States
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20 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States
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120 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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21 E. Bellevue Place, 60611
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Top Things to Do in Chicago

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park ... love the fountain .. the bean .. the people watching .. never saw so many people doing selfies. some come for formal pics .. great place to hang out just watch people. Never got...
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Navy Pier

Another must see in Chicago. I like coming here when the weather is great .. I love the vibe and all the activity, Sometimes theres street performers which can be fun .. there are restaurants and...
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Michigan Avenue

Walking along Michigan Avenue you can see Water Tower Plaza - a huge shopping mall that has a Disney store and other stores. "Filenes Bargain Basement" is supposed to be discount name-brands. You...
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Field Museum of Natural History

I'll be honest after I got through with college I was sort of burned out on learning ... I thought this would be dull but it was fascinating and I was shocked that I spend 5 hours here and still...
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Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)

Visit the observation platform at Sears Tower/ now Willis Tower (starting with July 16, 2009). The building is 110 storeys above ground. There is a wonderful view of the city and neighborhood from the...
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John Hancock Center

My experience at the John Hancock Center was great. The staff who worked there were kind, considerate, and helpful. I didn't go to any of the building's stores or apartments, but I did visit the...
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