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Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Caloundra, Australia
posts: 17
Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Hi :)

Arriving in Chicago on 21st December at the O'Hare airport. What is the best way to get to the Hilton Chicago, and then back to the airport on 25th December?

Also, anything that is a must-see while we are there?

Thanks!!

Illinois
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for Chicago, Illinois
posts: 33,585
reviews: 66
1. Re: Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Welcome to TA.

http://www.transitchicago.com/airports/

Blue line train to Jackson. A short cab ride from there to your hotel. Reverse the steps to return to ORD.

We don't know your interests. Feel free to be more specific and we can offer suggestions. What to see/do here - http://www.choosechicago.com/

Chicago, Illinois
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2. Re: Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Which Hilton Hotel? We have 9 downtown if you include The Drake and The Waldorf Astoria. Look at the top menu bar under "things to do", also in the Top Questions "Things to Do". Then type your interests in the search engine. Do a little prep work and get back to us regarding things that interest you.

Edited: 10:45 am, April 25, 2014
Chicago
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3. Re: Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

You are posting on the Illinois forum on trip advisor. Go to the Chicago forum page, where you'll find that similar questions are often asked. Again, without knowing your age and interests, we are just guessing at what would be important - skydecks, museums, theater and tours are popular year-round . As it gets closer to December, there will be a thread posted on the right-hand side on special holiday activities.

Caloundra, Australia
posts: 17
4. Re: Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Thank you all! Never used Trip Advisor before, so just learning :) have checked out some of your suggestions!

We are 23/24.

We're staying at the Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave).

We want to do the tourist stuff - so Lake Michigan, Millennium Park etc, so have found a hop on-hop off bus which I'm thinking might be our best option. Would also like to do some shopping (cheaper stores, not Guess etc).

Hopefully there will be some good pubs/night clubs close by to our hotel?!

Illinois
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5. Re: Transport to the Loop and things to do?!

Near your hotel:

http://www.jazzshowcase.com/

http://www.buddyguy.com/

www.chicagoreader.com and www.chicagomag.com for current entertainment and dining information.

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