NHLFAN saidFor those who have traveled to the city and have a favorite restaurant to go, things to do, or stuff you'd recommend for a first time visitor, let me know.
I'll be arriving tomorrow and be here for a week to run in the Chicago half marathon next Sunday.
For food, if you want a great dining experience and are willing to shell out some bucks, Gibson's is a must.I went there with a friend when we decided to splurge. Fabulous wait staff, first rate food and drinks. We had steak and lobster and it was one of the best meals ever.
If you are into theater and have not seen it yet, go to see Book Of Mormon at the Bank Of America Theater, it's only here another month.
Take a stroll along the lakefront, start at the Drake hotel at Michigan Ave/Walton St.Cross the street and use the underpass over to the beach front. Walk along the lake past the highrise apartments across Lake Shore Drive and as you walk north you'll pass North Ave Beach, stop and have a cocktail at Castaways Bar & Grill, keep walking north to Fullerton Ave and then you can walk back through the park. It's a long walk but very pretty.
Go to the top of Willis Tower(former Sears Tower)and visit the Skydeck on the 103rd floor with a glass platform you can walk out on and look at the sweeping view(and the ground 103 stories below).
Go up to Boystown and have a cocktail at Chicago's premiere gay bar Sidetrack. Over the years I've seen that bar just get bigger and bigger as they keep buying neighboring store fronts. Very good mix of ages and music.