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Trip List by Varda C

Don't be 'SHY' in Chi-town! (Chicago)

Jun 2, 2006  Chicagoan who was transplanted under pressure to Atlanta! Die-hard Chicagoans NEVER want to relocate by choice!!
2.5 of 5 bubbles based on 7 votes

So many budget things to see and do in Chicago! Start with a Budget Hotel from Trip-Advisor...Start your day with a muffin and coffee...and proceed to Millennium Park - walk around the free park and take in the exhibits. Plan for a free concert in the evening back at the Grandstand! Walk 2 blocks to famed Marshall Fields to see the 10 story atrium and take a peek at the famous Walnut Room. Have lunch in the basement cafe' of Marshall Fields. Walk north and view Trump Tower being built near the Chicago River...watch the bridge go up to let the boats through. Pause to watch the beautiful boats on the river! Walk north on Michigan Avenue...people watch - it's a sight! Walk all the way to Oak Street and stroll on the beach boardwalk. Watch the joggers, strollers, sit under a gazebo to catch some shade...or on the beach to catch some sun! Dinner at Foodlife in Water Tower Place - very budget...and walk back (or take a bus) to Millennium Park for the concert! On your way, pass by the old Water Towers which survived the Chicago fire. What a glorious day!!!!

  • Category: Perfect day
  • 1. Best pizza in Chicago - Uno's or Due's!
    http://www.unos.com

    Famous Chicago Pizzeria - take in either Uno's or Due's for the best deep-dish pizza experience in the world! Log on for a free appetizer!

  • 2. Foodlife - 835 N. Michigan Avenue - Food Pavillion extraordinaire!
    http://www.foodlifechicago.com

    Next to Marshall Fieldâs and a bevy of shops like Banana Republic and Lacoste sits a one-stop restaurant shop that features food from around the world in true âEpcot meets food courtâ fashion. As Chicagoâs largest food pavilion, Foodlifeâs more than a dozen self-service stations can quench any craving. Make your way from Thailand to Italy in a matter of minutes, or stop in Mexico on your way back from American eats.
    Foodlife offers a cuisine for every taste; thereâs a southern-style kitchen featuring baked macaroni, cornbread and sweet potatoes. A Mexican grill serves up spicy tacos and burritos, while a heart-healthy stir-fry counter uses only the freshest ingredients. Generally crowded and occasionally confusing (you receive a card which logs your purchases at each station, so that you can pay at once), reasonable prices and easy accessibility make this a perfect place to eat whether youâre shopping at Water Tower Place or across the street.

  • 3. Millennium Park - Newest Chicago attraction!!
    http://www.millenniumpark.org/

    Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the North and Monroe Street to the South.

    The park is open daily from 6am - 11pm. Admission is always free.

    Visitors to the Millennium Park are encouraged to make the Millennium Park Welcome Center their first stop. The Welcome Center is located at 201 E. Randolph Street in the Northwest Exelon Pavilion.

    The Welcome Center has information about the park, including maps and program schedules or you could download a map of Millennium Park now.

    For more information about Millennium Park, you can also download the new Millennium Park audio tour AT NO CHARGE for your computer or MP3 player.