What to do in Chicago

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    Oct 05, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    Visiting Chicago for the weekend. Anyone has any should do suggestions?
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    The best thing I ever did in Chicago was leave.
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    Oct 06, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    The Shedd Aquarium and the Field Musuem are great. The Art Institute is great if you wanna get your culture on... I think the Shedd Aquarium still has the Jellies on exhibit. You pay a little extra, but they are cool to see.

    Boystown is great - always busy on the weekends. That's in the North part of the city. Not too far from Wrigleyville (weird how that worked out..) Just walk Halsted and you will figure it out. A lot of bars, usually pretty busy.

    If you are not so much into the "gay scene", then I like to hit this bar on Hubbard called... (drum roll please) Mother Hubbard's. The rest of the bars on the street can be kinda douchy though. No worries however because Hubbard's, open til 4a, is one of the spots people hit up when the douchy joints close at 2a. You get the same crowd with less hassle...

    Decent sports bar with decent bar food with a decent beer selection. As a bonus, I have never once been there and not been chatted up by the "straight" guys in the bar. A win-win in my book.

    If none of that sounds interesting, just do what I do and start walking. You will eventually see something or run into someone that interests you and will pass the time.

    Have fun!
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    Oct 06, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    Architecture? Go to Hyde Park or Oak Park and see Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
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    Oct 07, 2012 1:51 PM GMT
    Millennium Park is a great place for a walk and for people watching. Right across the street from it is The Cultural Center which has all kinds of free concerts, exhibits etc. The building itself is also fantastic. Among other things it has the world's larget largest Tiffany stained glass dome.

    Chicago can be a great place to eat as well. There are great restaurants. Like any place though you need to do a little homework to pick out ones you might like.

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    Oct 20, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Sounds great.

    I'm headed over with the boyfriend this weekend. Any must go Halloween Parties? Aside from Gay bars is there any clubs worth checking out?

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    Oct 20, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    In terms of sightseeing I would recommend the following:

    (1) Sydeck Chicago (formerly Sear Towers) its amazing to look at the city and just the elevator experience is amazing.

    (2) Navy Pier -within the waterfront has shops, restaurants and the Ferris Wheel.

    (3) Shoreline Sightseeing - Architecture tours..if you are into modern art or architecture which I am it was worth taking, and you can take these within the Navy Pier, they explain the Chicago Fire of 1871, as well as the different architects who have made the city.

    (4) Microbrewery Tours - if you are into beers, there are also different tours of bars and microbreweries as well within the area.

    (5) Magnificent Mile- shops and restaurants as well.

    And best of all have fun.
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    Oct 20, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Pizza on Rush Street