My husband & I are heading to Chicago late August for 5 nights. Currently we are booked at the Westin Chicago River North, using my SPG points. Is this a good location? Would there be a better SPG hotel to consider, based on location?
Where is a good place for a great steak that will not cost me my arm and leg? We like nice restaurants that are not too stuffy and have a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
We are planning to attend 2 Cubs games. Any suggestions for hot dog/sausage places in the Wrigley area? What about in the area around my hotel? Any suggestions for a fun pub to hang out in before and after the games? We are looking for a regular pub...nothing too fancy, with a good bar menu, good prices, and cold beers.
In addition, we will tour the city. We are first time visitors and would welcome any tips on places to eat, preferably local and not chains. We plan on doing the "tourist" stuff, like the architecture boat tour, the tower, hop on/hop off, etc.
Thanks so much for the help and all the great tips on the boards!