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Old 07-17-2012, 01:45 AM
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4 days in Chicago with wifey and no kids!

Already have a few places to eat planned out and some sight seeing. But what do you guys recommend.

Here are some recommendations from a friend:

restaurants are:

- Carmine’s (Italian) and Tavern on Rush (steak/seafood) which are both about 3-blocks north of your hotel. It’s a nice, open, upscale area so sitting outside is enjoyable even for lunch.
- JAPONAIS RESTAURANT 600 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610 Phone: 312.822.9600
- Blackbird (Blackbird) 619 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60661 312.715.0708
- Signature Room at the top of the Hancock Building (amazing views)
- City is famous for Chicago-style pizzas and steakhouses (lot of great options)
- Sunda (Pan-Asian) (Sunda New Asian | Chicago), went there recently for business and really enjoyed it

Activities:

- Architectural tour on the Chicago river or dinner cruise on Lake Michigan (Chicago Cruises - Tours and Sightseeing Activities in Illinois)
- Observation deck at top of Hancock building (2 blocks from your hotel) or Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
- Walk around Navy Pier
- Walk around Millennium Park
- Aquarium is good and right on the lakefront
- Lots of Museums (Science and Industry my favorite, Field Museum is also great)
- Art Institute of Chicago (combine with visit to Millennium Park)


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like the advice, but Id be at the Interconti
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Segway tours are pretty nice. Highly recommended. Also, dinner at Harry carrey, gibsons for steaks.
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Go to Purple Pig! Easier to get in late lunch / early dinner. But, get on the list and have a drink nearby - they will call you.

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Thanks everyone for the tips. We had a great time, had very little expectations and they were far exceeded. Such a great city, amazing beauty, and food that gave me and additional 3 inches on my gut. I ate a whole medium pizza myself:whistle, on two separate occasions. Had one at Giordano's and one at East Gino's. Definitley going to visit again but this time with the kids.
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Gino's East is awesome! My parents first date was there, so it's cool to visit there table and see where they wrote there names... Glad you enjoyed the trip!
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