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best way to see it all in 3days!

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best way to see it all in 3days!

we are making a stopover in chicago on our our way back to the UK.

although this will not be till next April , i do like to plan ahead!!

we would like to do a tour, or two ,so as get to see the main tourist sights. problem being which one to choose! any help would be gratefully recieved.. also our passion is blues music so will want to visit a few of the best live music clubs. any suggestions?

at the moment i think we will be staying at the Hampton Inn Suites downtown (have read some good reviews).

would like to know if the clubs are near to hotel also would it be advisable to get cabs to and from these venues?

thanking you in advance.

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1. Re: best way to see it all in 3days!

You are not going to find too many clubs (or atleast what you are expecting as clubs) near your hotel. Your hotel is in the main district. However, don't fear...you can catch the red line up to North Ave or up to Wrigleyville and you will probably find more what you are looking for. Cro bar, John Barlycorn, etc. These are more popular clubs. In the Gold Coast, just north of you hotel, you will find the Excaliber club. It is more for tourist than locals. Just pick up a copy of the Chicago Reader when you get here. They are usually free at most coffee shops or music stores. That will tell you what is going on and where. Also, Time Out has a copy for Chicago. Maybe you can have them send one over a month early. (Wonder if you could pick one up at the Virgin Mega store in Picadilly Circle if you are near London...I know you can get a copy of the Tribune there.).

Someone else would have to help you about the Blues. However, you should be here this weekend. It is Blues fest in Grant Park!

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2. Re: best way to see it all in 3days!

These are withing walking distance to your hotel:

www.jazzshowcase.com

www.andysjazzclub.com

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3. Re: best way to see it all in 3days!

For a taste of the music scene here - www.chicagoreader.com/music/mainmusic.html

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