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Chicago Vacations, Tourism and Travel

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"This Isn't 1948!"

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Chicago is a tough town. I learned the hard way.

A few years ago I was in Chicago on business, and between appointments I was exploring the south-side neighborhood where my parents met, fell in love, and got married back in 1948. It was a very cold winter day, but I was ready and motivated. I visited the church, their first apartment, even the street corner where they met.

Unfortunately, all of these places are currently located smack dab in the middle of one of the worst ghettos in the country. Which didn't bother me, but it did bother Chicago's undercover police force....

.....which pulled me over in an unmarked car,... [more ]

Taxis in Chicago

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Using taxis to get around Chicago is a great way to go. Most people would... [more ]

Chicago - basics

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I have been two times in Chicago – and indeed it was always damn windy. As... [more ]

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Top Rated Hotels

1. Hotel Sax Chicago 5.0 stars
2. Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile 4.0 stars
3. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Attractions

1. Lincoln Park Zoo 4.0 stars
2. John G Shedd Aquarium 4.0 stars
3. Willis Tower (Sears Tower) 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Restaurants

1. NORI Neighborhood BYOB Sushi Bar 5.0 stars
2. Gino’s East 4.0 stars
3. Thai Spoon 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Hostels

1. Fat Johnnys Hostel of Last Resorts 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Bars

1. O'Callaghan's 4.0 stars
2. Ravenswood Pub 5.0 stars
3. Emmit's Irish Pub 5.0 stars
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Top Rated Clubs

1. Excalibur Nightclub 5.0 stars
2. Soupbox 4.0 stars
3. House of Blues 2.0 stars
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