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6.5 hours layover in Chicago

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New Delhi, India
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6.5 hours layover in Chicago

Hi..I have around 6.5 hours layover at O'Hare on Jan 24th from 6.30 am-12.55 pm. This would be my first time to Chicago. I was wondering if this time is sufficient to visit the downtown. If yes, what places could I squeeze in during this time and which stop should I take on the blue line?

New Delhi, India
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11. Re: 6.5 hours layover in Chicago

Thanks Dave148. I followed your advice and got the 1 day fun pass before the fare increase..:)

Had an awesome time at Chicago!! People there are so helpful!! Fortunately, my flight landed an hour early at 5.30 am so I was on EL by 7.10 and reached downtown at 8.00. Since it was too early for John Hancock to open, I changed my plan and walked to Millenium Park from Washington station. Spent arnd half an hour there, got very clear view pictures of the Bean( thanks to freezing temp, there was no one around :) ). And then walked to John Hancock from there..Saw some great structures on the way and the bridge over Chicago River. I was the first person at the John Hancock as well when it opened. :) ..Left John Hancock at 9.30 .. Then went to the church in front of it.. and then took the red line from Chicago to Jackson at 9.45 am and got onto Blue line from there.. I was at the airport by 11.00 am well in time for my 12.55 flight.

Thank you all once again for helping me with your suggestions and inputs..:)

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12. Re: 6.5 hours layover in Chicago

Good for you! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here and didn't let the logistics and cold deter you. Let's hope your next visit is a bit longer ;)

Gurnee, Illinois
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13. Re: 6.5 hours layover in Chicago

This is great! Glad you had a good visit and things went smoothly. Thanks for the report.

14. Re: 6.5 hours layover in Chicago

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