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#1 Old 05-10-2008, 04:07 AM
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My family wants to take me to Chicago for my birthday next weekend, but I'm not exactly sure what we should do. Go see a play? Shop? Museums? I've never been to Chicago before.



What would you recommend? Are there any plays you like?
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#2 Old 05-10-2008, 06:03 AM
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I don't know about plays but I like Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry (depending on what displays they have at the time).

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If they are still playing Spamalot or Wicked, they were both fab.



The Art Institute is a wonderful place, imo. There is surely something there for everyone.



Navy Pier is a bit cheesy, but is fun for a couple of hours I think.



Chinatown is fun to visit if you've never been to a "Chinatown" before (they all seem to me to be much the same).



If you like shopping, the Clark/Belmont/Boystown/Wrigleyville area is fantastic. All sorts of vintage clothes stores, record shops, old video games, comic books, shops of varying ethnic flavors. Beware though that some have a definite "adult" theme, so if passing by some racy windows would be uncomfortable for your family, then maybe that's not the best place. It's not the red light district in Amsterdam or anything, but it could definitely raise some eyebrows.



and of course....you could go to a vegetarian restaurant! Karyn's Cooked, right downtown is my fave for dining with omnis, as there are lots of "familiar" items on the menu. Blind Faith is still my favorite overall, but it's a bit out of the way.

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#4 Old 05-13-2008, 03:15 AM
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Good ideas, IamJen and Michael. Thanks!
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#5 Old 05-25-2008, 04:09 PM
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This is late in coming, but don't forget the Chicago Diner!
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#6 Old 05-26-2008, 05:08 PM
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If your family is not vegetarian and doesn't consider it real food without meat, you could go to Flat Top Grill (check out their web site for more details). I like going there becdause they have lots of vegetarian options and you can get you food made separate from all meat products.



I enjoy going to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, they are just across the street from each other and very close to the Adler Planetarium.
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