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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
From $40.00
 
Chicago Evening Express Segway Tour
"TOUR HIGHLIGHTSThe Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of gardens and public sculptures. Chicago's ""front yard"" includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point.The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor - Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium - Opened to the public in December 1929 at the time it was the world's largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.Soldier Field - Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago's magnificent skyline.Chicago's World Class Skyline - See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. < intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!Note: All Segway riders must be at least 12 years of age to participate."
From $50.00
 
Chicago CityPass
"Chicago CityPASS includes entry to: Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries Amazon Rising Wild Reef Abbott Oceanarium Polar Play Zone Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October) plus your choice of a 4-D Experience. The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass
From $98.00

Lake Michigan &amp; Lincoln Park Tips (52)

Chicago lakefront path

A visit to Lake Michigan should be on every itinerary for folks visiting Chicago, even in the non summer months.There is a 18 mile path that runs along the lakefront, from Hollywood to 71st Street,...
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Dabs
Jul 19, 2014

Stop and smell the flowers

The conservatory and gardens of Lincoln Park are a nice escape from the noise and traffic of downtown and are free for the rambling. Greenery and exotic florals abound in all shapes and colors inside...
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goodfish
Oct 17, 2012

The Lakeshore

Strolling alone the lakeshore is just one of those things you absolutely have to do on your Chicago visit, even in the winter, and especially when it's clear out. In the summer, on a good day, the...
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bocmaxima
Apr 08, 2012

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is huge. It feels more like a sea, and is bigger than many seas too. On its own it would be the fourth largest freshwater lake in the world, at nearly 60,000 square kilometers. Combined...
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antistar
Oct 24, 2011

Chicago Air &amp; Water Show

The Air Show was in town during one of my first weeks in Chicago. I had never gone to an airshow before and didn't plan on going to this one - until I realized that you really can't avoid it. Most of...
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Birdbrain
Apr 04, 2011

The Views Around Lake Michigan (Lakefront)

Lake Michigan or what the locals would say as LAKEFRONT, provides some spectacular views of Chicago Skline area and provides lots of activites like sailing, water taxis, early dinner cruises and night...
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machomikemd
Nov 06, 2010

Lincoln Park Community Area

The Lincoln Park area of Chicago is both a community and a huge park, actually the park proper is larger than the community that it ecompasses 5 districts. the community area is anchored by the...
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machomikemd
Nov 06, 2010

Lakeshore Trail

The trail runs 20 miles along Lake Michigan. It;s open use for people walking, jogging and biking. It offers great views of the city and the lake. Along the way there is access to many beaches,...
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Yorick12
Apr 10, 2010

Oak Street Beach

Oak Street BeachOak Street Beach, is one of Chicago's most popular spots to visit, in Spring &amp; Summer season, of course.The beach is very popular among sunbathers. Sporting fans for in-line...
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MarioPortugal
Jun 14, 2009

Lincoln Park Conservatory

After visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo, head over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory for a tour of the beautiful gardens. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is smaller than the better known Garfield...
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Dabs
Apr 26, 2009

My first 'cruise' ship - the MV Abegweit

I just about fell out of my shuttle bus seat, as it passed along the Lake Michigan waterfront on a return journey to my hotel, when I noticed this handsome ship tied up. After checking it out on my...
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Bwana_Brown
Sep 13, 2008

Walking along Lake Michican

If you are in Chicago you cannot miss out on having a walk by the lake. Its simply incredible and one just cannot comprend the sheer size of this "lake" its more likea sea.We had a walk there in Feb...
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Jul 06, 2008
 
 
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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

The new "spoof" in town is the redux/renovated Soldier Field. Politicians were promised that the exterior walls will remain standing and the interior totally redone. However, they were also promised...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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