My wife and daughter (5 1/2 yrs) and I are visiting friends in Chicago this weekend and I thought I'd post for some suggestions on what to do. We're fairly familiar with Chicago, so I don't need the full rundown just any suggestions on what's going on this weekend and/or interesting stuff we haven't seen yet.
We'll arrive Friday early-afternoon and leave Monday morning. I think Friday we'll prettu much just bum around, do some shopping, eating and drinking, etc. I know Saturday's the Smithsonian Museum day, so we're going to take advantage of that...there wasn't a lot available that I thought would appeal to a 5 yr old so I figured we'd check out Adler Planetarium...good idea? What about either the Field Museum or the Museum of Science & Industry...probably the Field would be more interesting to a 5 yr old? I've also been wanting to check out the old Chess Recording Studios on Michigan Ave (now Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation) has anyone done this and how was it? Mom and daughter have to hit the American Girl store for shopping and lunch while the guys have a beer or two...any suggestions in the area? My wife would really like to go see Rock of Ages at Lasalle, but we're wondering if it's 5 yr old friendly (she's been to several musicals so I'm not worried about her...more concerned with weather or not the subject matter is appropriate). Thought if the weather's nice we'll hit Navy Pier, any specific suggestions there?
Anything else I should think about, keep in mind or look for? Any cool, funky, unique restaurants we should check out? We'll definitely hit Gino's East for a pie, Hot Doug's for the DF fries, Gino & Georgetti's for a nice steak...would like a good sushi joint, maybe tapas and something totally unique...any "cook it yourself" type restaurants? What about a big sunday breakfast...Bongo Room?
wow, long post...thanks for your input!!