I've been trying to do this on my own, but I'm just getting more confused. This is will be our first trip to Chicago, me (Mom) and 22 yr old son. We will be arriving on Tuesday 05/28 and departing on Sunday 06/02. The only definitely scheduled activity is The Book of Mormon on Thursday 5/30 at 7:30.
I am completely confused about hotels, areas, trains. We can't afford to stay downtown so I have been looking in areas like LaGrange or Schaumburg where apparently we would drive from the hotel and park the car at a train stop? We have never been anywhere that uses trains, subways, etc.
Other than the Book of Mormon, we plan to go to Navy Pier, Field Museum, Science & Industry, China Town, and a river architecture cruise. I'm not sure what else. My son is not interested in the aquarium or the planetarium.
Is there a safe area with a hotel like Country Inn & Suites that would be a logical place to stay with the transportation we would need to access?
I will likely be asking many more questions in the next two months, so thank you in advance for any assistance.