"Chicago!" Top 5 Page for this destination Chicago by shrimp56
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A Chicago institution closed its doors. It's the family-owned Berghoff Restaurant [see my restaurant tips] -- parts will remain open, but the old main dining room will be used for private parties.
And Marshall Field's is now a Macy's and you might be asking what's left?
The answer is PLENTY!!!
Check out my tips and those of the other top Chicago pages and you will know that CHICAGO is still your kind of town ;)
The Chagall windows are back and better than ever!
Unfortunately Marc Chagall's The America Windows  at the Art Institute of Chicago, created for the US bicentennial are now under wraps during the big renovation project at the Art Institute and will be unavailable for several years :((((
I have added two travelogues that focus on the major periods of architecture in Chicago. The best way to experience Chicago's great architectural gems is through the walking tours sponsored by The Chicago Architecture Foundation. Their website is: www.architecture.org/
Dabs, MJB123, Deecat & I had a lovely time at Cafe LaGuardia.
I am happiest with the lake in view. There are many ways to have that experience -- from Sear's Tower to Navy Pier [especially the ferris wheel!] to various boat tours. The boat tour I recommend is run by the Chicago Architecture Foundation , which focuses on the river and gives a good overview of Chicago Architecture.
My husband & I have eaten at the restaurants & stayed at the hotels listed on this page, unless otherwise noted.
- Pros:The lake, the food, the people, the art, the architecture, the shopping ...
- Cons:The weather, the public transportation
- In a nutshell:My kind of town:)
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