Things that are a must do when in Chicago

JH59748JH59748 Posts: 45
We land on fri and leave on tues. What are things that are a must see in Chicago   Thank for any input
«13456

Comments

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,849
    edited August 7
    The Art Institute of Chicago. For me, it was the best thing in the whole city by far. I spent a whole day in there, and loved every second of it ... But obviously this will only work if you're interested in seeing art, lol.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • tup30tup30 Posts: 79
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


  • tschavtschav Posts: 1,467
    Art Institute, Millennium Park, stroll the Riverwalk or do an Architectural Boat Tour, Signature Room (96th floor bar) for less touristy views from high up, Wrigley might have tours during that time.
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,399
    tup30 said:
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


    Deep dish pizza go to Lou Malnati's! You will not be disappointed. 
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,399
    Sears Tower, Hancock observatory, and Navy Pier as well! 
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 7,225
    edited August 8
    Chicago Botanic Garden is really quite lovely.  It is not in Chicago.  It is in Glencoe. 
    2014: Cincinnati
    2016: Lexington and Wrigley 1
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 3,682
    edited August 8
    Might as well ask it here. Does anyone have any deep dish pizza recommendations that would be open after the show on the 22nd? We are flexible on locations since we have an early flight the next morning and no hotel for the night. 
    Post edited by PJNB on
    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1 & 2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,670
    Dog
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,216
    Ray J. T. said:
    tup30 said:
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


    Deep dish pizza go to Lou Malnati's! You will not be disappointed. 
    Definitely?!  There's a whole lot of pizza to chose from!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 9,743
    So it all depends, but some of these

    1) Boat tour that people have mentioned
    2) pizza - take your pick (Geno east)
    3) Shedds aquarium is awesome
    4) museum of science and industry is cool
    5) breweries (lots of them) 



    hippiemom = goodness
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,416
    mcgruff10 said:
    Ray J. T. said:
    tup30 said:
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


    Deep dish pizza go to Lou Malnati's! You will not be disappointed. 
    Definitely?!  There's a whole lot of pizza to chose from!
    Lou’s is solid pizza for deep dish. I usually shovel one down my mouth whenever I’m in Chicago. The sausage pie with the giant sausage patty covering the whole pie is pretty great.
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 7,225
    mcgruff10 said:
    Ray J. T. said:
    tup30 said:
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


    Deep dish pizza go to Lou Malnati's! You will not be disappointed. 
    Definitely?!  There's a whole lot of pizza to chose from!
    Lou’s is solid pizza for deep dish. I usually shovel one down my mouth whenever I’m in Chicago. The sausage pie with the giant sausage patty covering the whole pie is pretty great.
    Heartburn kicked in just by reading that. 
    2014: Cincinnati
    2016: Lexington and Wrigley 1
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,905
    tup30 said:
    architectural boat tour 

    intelligentsia coffee

    chicago dog/deep dish pizza


    Best way to fi d a very good reliable Chicago dog: Google: Portillo's 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,905
    Stop in one of the 1000 Garrett Popcorn locations. Sooo good!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • philobeddoephilobeddoe KennesseePosts: 56
    PJNB said:
    Might as well ask it here. Does anyone have any deep dish pizza recommendations that would be open after the show on the 22nd? We are flexible on locations since we have an early flight the next morning and no hotel for the night. 
    Pequod's in Lincoln Park. The best pie in town, open 'til 2am.
    11/26/91 Braden Auditorium Normal IL
    8/2/92 World Music Theatre Tinley Park IL
    7/11/95 Soldier Field Chicago IL
    6/29/98 United Center Chicago IL
    7/2/98 Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights MO
    8/18/00 Deer Creek Music Center Noblesville IN
    10/9/00 Allstate Arena Rosemont IL
    10/11/00 Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights
    4/23/03 Assembly Hall Champaign IL
    6/18/03 United Center Chicago IL
    6/22/03 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville IN
    10/5/04 Fox Theatre St. Louis MO
    10/5/05 House of Blues Chicago IL
    5/16/06 United Center Chicago IL
    5/17/06 United Center Chicago IL
    8/2/07 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
    8/5/07 Grant Park Chicago IL
    6/14/08 Great Stage Park Manchester TN
    6/17/09 EV Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN*
    6/18/09 EV Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN*
    9/3/11 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy WI
    9/4/11 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy WI
    4/26/16 Rupp Arena Lexington KY
    6/11/16 Great Stage Park Manchester TN
    8/20/16 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
    9/24/17 EV The Park at Harlinsdale Franklin TN*
    8/18/18 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
    8/29/18 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,216
    Just booked an boat cruise for monday.  I am pumped.  Now everything else is up to my wife lol.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • KV4053KV4053 Mike's side, crushed up against the stagePosts: 902
    +1 for Intelligentsia Cirfee
    I know I was born and I know that I'll die. The in between is mine. I am mine.
  • TC282314TC282314 Posts: 267
    How is Kingston Mines these days? It’s been years since I’ve been, but was great. Still worth the cab ride on Sunday night between shows?
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 3,682
    mcgruff10 said:
    Just booked an boat cruise for monday.  I am pumped.  Now everything else is up to my wife lol.
    Nice! That sounds like a lot of fun. I get to plan Seattle and my wife is planning Chicago. She says head straight to the GA line ugh!
    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1 & 2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • BK221359BK221359 Nashville, TNPosts: 165
    Brewery Recommendations Please...
    Pensacola, FL - 3-9-1994
    New Orleans, LA - 9-17-1995
    New Orleans, LA - 8-14-2000
    Lexington, KY - 4-26-2016
    Nashville, TN - 6-9-2016 (TMR)
    Bonnaroo - 6-11-2016
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,848
    Not “must sees,” but couple options not previously mentioned, depending on what you’re into:

    Field Museum
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Stroll Lake Michigan/ North Ave or Oak St Beaches




  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,905
    edited August 8
    BK221359 said:
    Brewery Recommendations Please...


    Half Acre
    Revolution
    Pipeworks

    *If you're traveling from Ohio and want a stop along the way, I would recommend Iechyd Da in Elkhart, IN.

    *Traveling through SW Michigan via I94, try Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer, MI. As sure as you will enjoy a PJ show at Wrigley, you will enjoy Greenbush. (Pro Tip: yummy brisket)

    *If you're a craft brew but and are going through NW Indiana (at the IN/IL border) you should make 3 Floyd's a stopping point for sure. 

    *If you're opting to stay in NW Indiana over downtown, you can find a bunch of breweries within very close proximity to one another. Little late now, but maybe we should have had a NW Indiana brewery tour bus on Sunday. Damm!


    Post edited by darwinstheory on
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,905
    I've mentioned it elsewhere, but if you want to try something other than a Chicago dog/deep dish pizza:

    Hit up Kuma's Corner for a delicious wild burger. We saw it on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and WOW was it ever AWESOME! It was also a fairly short drive to the aforementioned breweries above.

    If you're at Half Acre, you could check out a place called The Bad Apple across the street. Real enjoyable spot as well.
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Gtilley8Gtilley8 DetroitPosts: 860
    Dude, Chicago is the place.  Get a beer at Murphy's, Lou's or Giordano's deep dish, an Italian beef.  Ride the L downtown.  Walk from Michigan and Wacker north.  Rush street at night, if you have a spare night to dedicate.  My favorite town on Earth.  You won't be disappointed with anything.  
    2000 - 8/21 - Columbus, OH
    2003 - 6/18 - Chicago, IL
    2006 - 5/22 - Auburn Hills, MI
    2007 - 8/5 - Chicago, IL
    2015 - 9/26 - New York, NY
    2016 - 4/16 - Greenville, SC; 8/20 - Chicago, IL; 8/22 - Chicago, IL

    livefootsteps.org/user/?usr=3045
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,848
    PJNB said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Just booked an boat cruise for monday.  I am pumped.  Now everything else is up to my wife lol.
    Nice! That sounds like a lot of fun. I get to plan Seattle and my wife is planning Chicago. She says head straight to the GA line ugh!
    Head straight to GA to get up close for her H2I they’ll be playing! ;) While I won’t be spending my day in the GA line, that’s one cool wife! 
  • KevinmanKevinman Chicago, IL USAPosts: 1,177
    Food
    Ricobennes is near Chinatown and has one of the best steak sandwiches on the planet.
    Au Cheval or The Orbit Room for a great burger.
    If you’re by O’Hare, Mr Pup has one of the best Chicago style hot dogs.....downtown go to Max’s or Portillo for dog.
    Sub sandwich go to Bari’s Italian Deli in River West.  Meatball sub or Italian.
    Pizza....I prefer thin crust and like johns pizzeria on western.  

    Best pictures and view of downtown
    Go to the planetarium.  From there you are looking across the water towards downtown.  
    Best drive
    drive lake shore drive, especially going south towards downtown.

    And there ain't no road just like it 
    Anywhere I found 
    Running south on Lake Shore Drive heading into town 
    Just slippin' on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound…


    Enjoy



    I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 9,743
    BK221359 said:
    Brewery Recommendations Please...
    Willing to travel around the Chicagoland area?

    Noon whistle

    Mikerphone

    Solemn oath

    Pollyanna 


    But those are in addition to the usual suspects. I had a great time at half acre last time. Piece brewing is not bad and has great pizza. And for beer bars map room and Hopleaf have been good to me in the past.

    hippiemom = goodness
  • philobeddoephilobeddoe KennesseePosts: 56
    Kevinman said:
    Food
    Ricobennes is near Chinatown and has one of the best steak sandwiches on the planet.
    Au Cheval or The Orbit Room for a great burger.
    If you’re by O’Hare, Mr Pup has one of the best Chicago style hot dogs.....downtown go to Max’s or Portillo for dog.
    Sub sandwich go to Bari’s Italian Deli in River West.  Meatball sub or Italian.
    Pizza....I prefer thin crust and like johns pizzeria on western.  

    Best pictures and view of downtown
    Go to the planetarium.  From there you are looking across the water towards downtown.  
    Best drive
    drive lake shore drive, especially going south towards downtown.

    And there ain't no road just like it 
    Anywhere I found 
    Running south on Lake Shore Drive heading into town 
    Just slippin' on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound…


    Enjoy



    Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah! A radio staple growing up in Illinois, it's in my musical DNA. Glad that the song finally got some love in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.
    11/26/91 Braden Auditorium Normal IL
    8/2/92 World Music Theatre Tinley Park IL
    7/11/95 Soldier Field Chicago IL
    6/29/98 United Center Chicago IL
    7/2/98 Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights MO
    8/18/00 Deer Creek Music Center Noblesville IN
    10/9/00 Allstate Arena Rosemont IL
    10/11/00 Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights
    4/23/03 Assembly Hall Champaign IL
    6/18/03 United Center Chicago IL
    6/22/03 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville IN
    10/5/04 Fox Theatre St. Louis MO
    10/5/05 House of Blues Chicago IL
    5/16/06 United Center Chicago IL
    5/17/06 United Center Chicago IL
    8/2/07 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
    8/5/07 Grant Park Chicago IL
    6/14/08 Great Stage Park Manchester TN
    6/17/09 EV Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN*
    6/18/09 EV Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN*
    9/3/11 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy WI
    9/4/11 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy WI
    4/26/16 Rupp Arena Lexington KY
    6/11/16 Great Stage Park Manchester TN
    8/20/16 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
    9/24/17 EV The Park at Harlinsdale Franklin TN*
    8/18/18 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
    8/29/18 Wrigley Field Chicago IL
  • tschavtschav Posts: 1,467
    Heads up that on the day of Saturday's show Half Acre's doing their Big North event. Not a cheap pregame, but lots of good beers. The even might also change up their hours in both taprooms, so check ahead.

    Also second Hopleaf and Map Room for beer lists. Haymarket in Fulton Market is decent too.
  • Tree77Tree77 Posts: 16
    Great suggestions all, keep them coming! Can't wait! 
«13456
Sign In or Register to comment.