We are staying at the Hampton Inn in Skokie for a family wedding and want to get 14 people downtown to Millenium Park and a Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tour on Friday, August 28th. We would prefer to take public transportation downtown and wondered if that is an option. Our plan is to go to the Park first and then go on a 2 or 3:00 boat tour. Any recommendations for transportation to and from downtown Chicago? Also, any good ideas for lunch in the area around Millenium Park?