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that is so exciting!!! It would be wonderful to get to come and have a cup of tea with you, Chicago is not that far from where I live in Ontario. (about a 7 hour drive) I have driven there with the big truck when I was trying my hand at trucking.
I was thinking you could go to Bronners, but that is a 5 hour drive from where you will be.
I am sure others will have some great Ideas!
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Congrats! That is so exciting since you have never been here to the USA before. I really can't give you too much advice because I've never been to Chicago myself, but just enjoy every minute of it and take lots of pictures. As I know myself myself when I traveled to Europe and the Carribean, that is what I always did and besides memories and things you buy on your trip, pictures will be the only thing you have left. Enjoy!
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ENJOY! I was supposed to be going to Chicago next month too (for the 1st time ever!) with my friends from high school, but we just found out this past week that the plans fell through! Hoping to go in October! Have a SUPER time!
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Fall is a great time to go I think. Well personally for me anytime is good except the dead of winter Jan and Feb.but if you are use to cold weather it would be no problem. It has been a long time since I have been to Chicago,but I do remember it was less congested than NYC,and had great public transit(and in the usa i found to be a rare thing)..great restaurants,and if you are into shopping they have everything LA and Milan,or London would have.If you are staying on North Michigan Ave,you may have a great view of the Lake! be sure to request a room that faces it,you willl not be dissapointed!
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September should be a great time to travel to Chicago. I'm not anywhere near there but have been to Chicago many times. It has way more personality and soul than LA and doesn't quite have the icons you'd find in New York but it is still a world class city and a great first taste of America if you haven't been here before.
Hope you enjoy your trip and you share pictures and experiences with us as you go!
How exciting! Chicago is a great city!
My husband grew up in a suburb called Vernon Hills.
Here are some suggestions, not sure what you guys are interested in so I'll throw out a bunch
1) Pizza at Lou Malnatti's (Yum!)
2) Navy Pier (Restaurants, cruises on Lake Michigan, entertainment, botanical garden, rides- beautiful ferris wheel!)
3) North Pier
4) Michigan Avenue
5) Shedd Aquarium
6) Gibson's Steakhouse
7) Wrigley Field- Go Cubbies
8) Adler Planetarium
9) Sears Tower
10) Museum Of Science & Industry
11) Lincoln Park Zoo
12) Art Institute Of Chicago
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I went to Chi-town a few years ago, only had one day in the city but definitely go to the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, such an amazing view. Also, try going to the restaurant on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center, it's called "The Signiture Room on the 95th Floor." It's amazing to look out while your dining at night. We also did Navy Pier, we wanted to go to a tour of Wrigley Park, but just didn't have the time. I liked to try to figure out where they shot some of the scenes for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation outside of The Willis Tower.
Have a great trip.
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