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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

The EL (Elevated Train) Tips (8)

Use common sense

Chicago is a great city but great cities have there problems also. When on the train keep your eyes and ears open, don't fall asleep on the train and try not to travel alone, especially at night.......
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jlanza29
Feb 09, 2010

DON'T BE COLORBLIND!

Make sure you're getting on the right train, because a lot of different train routes use the same tracks. Tonight, i got on the green line, when i was supposed to be on the orange. It took me five...
ThirdWorldF
Nov 15, 2006

El Train, "A Nice Experience!"

I am from Iowa and am 48 years old. My 19 year old son and I went on the El Train last August during the day and I was quite impressed to say the least.The El provides inexpensive transportation and...
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mikehanneman
Jan 10, 2006

Public Transportation Works, But. . .

CTA is very simple to use. Trains are marked by colors: Red (runs north and south), Brown (north and northwest), Orange (southwest), Green (west and south), Blue Line (west and northwest), Purple...
Hillari
May 01, 2005

L Train

The L train is a great way to get around, but please be careful at night especially if you are alone. The stairways up to the platforms are very poorly lit and in some areas, it could be very...
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mirrajay
Jun 13, 2004

The "L"

Be careful how late you travel on the El. One night we were on there in the evening (After the Rush Hour crowd), and it was very unsettling on there. Some people were walking from one car to the other...
RonaaRoo
Aug 18, 2003

Make sure you know when the...

Make sure you know when the trains and buses stop running. Most people use the buses, the 'L' and the subways to get everywhere, because it's so easy. But if you're out late, you might get stuck! Cabs...
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padawanjedi
Aug 26, 2002

I was warned not to travel on...

I was warned not to travel on the EL at night on my own, but found that walking the streets of Chicago as a single female isnt a good idea either, also if you around Central Station in Chicago dont...
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Aragina
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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"Captivating City of "The Big Shoulders": Chicago"
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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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