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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

Driving/Parking Tips (56)

Parking Tips in Chicago

Chicago street parking can be a nightmare for travelers who don't understand how it all works. The city is famous for its efficient towing services and fast ticket writers. Public parking meters are...
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machomikemd
Nov 03, 2010

Parking Rates In Chicago

Chicago is a very expensive city and the parking rates are no different and parking rates at parking garages in various areas of the city like in navy pier or grant park or millenium park offer daily...
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machomikemd
Nov 03, 2010

Park Where It is Good-Where?

A couple of years ago, the city needed money so it sold the parking rights to a group for $1 billion. Welllll-little did they know, or maybe care, the overall cost of all parking skyrocketed. there...
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BruceDunning
Apr 17, 2010

thanks to D for some great driving in the rain

Chicago is well served by mass transit but we were traveling around the US for six months with all our camping/backpacking gear so our car was the best option. We hit Chicago on our way "back east"...
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richiecdisc
Dec 30, 2009

No More Free Parking

It was just announced today (May 16th, 2009) that the last of the free parking in various spots near the Lake were now going to cost about $1 per hour to park.Several months ago the City of Chicago...
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riorich55
May 16, 2009

AviStar Offsite Parking

In Chicago as well as other cities across the United States there are a number of offsite parking options which will save you travel dollars. On our most recent trip for 5 days to Las Vegas I parked...
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riorich55
Apr 23, 2009

Tolls galore

Yes, there are a lot of freeways around and in Chicago. And they have tolls on them every few kilometres! For my family to pick me up and drop me off at the airport, they paid about $12 US. Make sure...
kelhan
Apr 17, 2008

Lake Shore Drive

Driving along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, especially on a nice spring, summer or fall day and you will see sail boats on the Lake, people running, jogging, biking and skating along the Lakefont. Do...
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riorich55
Mar 31, 2008

Cool, helpful parking map

There's a really great interactive website that I use called www.chicagoparkingmap.comYou just type in your destination and an area map showing all the nearby parking pops up. Then you can click on...
ParkingGuy
Mar 17, 2008

Kennedy Express (I-90-94)

Chicago has named it's freeways. When listening to traffic reports, they use the names because it helps identify which part of the interstate is involved.John F. Kennedy ExpresswayThis is I-90 and...
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Toughluck
Oct 25, 2007

Edens Expressway (I-94)

Chicago has named it's freeways. When listening to traffic reports, they use the names because it helps identify which part of the interstate is involved.Edens ExpresswayThis is I-94 running from the...
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Toughluck
Oct 25, 2007

Tristate Tollway (I-294)

Chicago has named it's freeways. When listening to traffic reports, they use the names because it helps identify which part of the interstate is involved.Tristate TollwayThis is I-294 around the west...
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Toughluck
Oct 25, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chicago

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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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