Chi-town!!

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    Nov 10, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    So I'm heading to Chicago (2nd time going) next week (18th-21st) and unfortunately the friend I'm staying with is going to be gone the 18th and most of the 19th, so, with that said, I'll be free to roam around, look for things to do, ppl to meet, or anything really.

    I looked at some older posts for some ideas and would like to hear some fresh thoughts too. If anyone has any suggestions on where to go or what to do, i'd greatly appreciate it.

    ~Z
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    Nov 10, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Ahhh... well I´m visiting from 17th to 19th December... Do I know anyone there? (not sure how much free time I have... but will worry about that later)
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    Nov 11, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    I'll be there as well from the 16th to the 20th for a "green" building conference.

    One of my favorite things to do is one of the Architecture Walking Tours. http://caf.architecture.org/Page.aspx?pid=600 My personal favorite is the skyscraper one. Chicago has a pretty dynamic and interesting history in architecture mainly because of the great fire. So, if you're into that at all, I'd definitely recommend looking them up.

    My friend and I are doing a Segway Tour while we're there mainly since she's never done one before. I've done them elsewhere, but not in Chicago, so I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully it's not too cold. icon_smile.gif

    What kinds of things do you like to do? Chicago has a bit of everything. Shopping on Michigan Avenue, Aquarium, Natural History Museum, Science and Industry Museum (my favorite as a kid).
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    Nov 11, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    It probably is in one of the previous topics but when I visited I was impressed with the Shedd aquarium. That could rake up most of at least one day.
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    Nov 11, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    boystown. Thats a given I suppose.

    segway tour of the city was a lot of fun. I did that. It was by the giant shiny bean in that parl. Millenium Park or whatever.

    Go see a show. I saw jersey boys in chicago, simply amazing.


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    Nov 11, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    if it's nice outside stroll through millenium park

    if it's raining or cold go to the new wing of the art institute

    if you're into sports go to blackhawks game

    have a cocktail at the violet hour and dinner at a deep dish pizza place like gino's east

    if youre looking for gay bars stay on halsted otherwise head to south to lincoln park

    afterward, stop by the weiner circle and ask for a milkshake. see what happens.
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    Nov 11, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    Does it have to be chocolate? icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 11, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    thanks guys, i'm going to definitely look into those ideas
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    Nov 11, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    Here are some lesser known things...

    - http://www.leatherarchives.org/ - always amusing
    - If you like to laugh, get tickets to a Second City show
    - A walk on Broadway Street between Diversey and Addison elicits fun shopping, food, coffee shops, and there are plenty o' gays around there
    - Architecture tours are good
    - A cocktail at the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock Building (ONLY go for drinks, the food is overpriced and not good)
    - If you can get a reservation, Girl & the Goat (Stephanie Izard from Top Chef). Book now if that interests you...again, if you can get a table.
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    Nov 11, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    halltd saidI'll be there as well from the 16th to the 20th for a "green" building conference.

    One of my favorite things to do is one of the Architecture Walking Tours. http://caf.architecture.org/Page.aspx?pid=600 My personal favorite is the skyscraper one. Chicago has a pretty dynamic and interesting history in architecture mainly because of the great fire. So, if you're into that at all, I'd definitely recommend looking them up.

    My friend and I are doing a Segway Tour while we're there mainly since she's never done one before. I've done them elsewhere, but not in Chicago, so I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully it's not too cold. icon_smile.gif

    What kinds of things do you like to do? Chicago has a bit of everything. Shopping on Michigan Avenue, Aquarium, Natural History Museum, Science and Industry Museum (my favorite as a kid).


    Hahaha, "green." We architects will use any excuse to get together to drink!