first thank you to Chicago experts for the great advice !
O'Hare to hotel - blue line $2.25 one way 40 mins to Clark/lake the vending machine does not give change , at least the one we used so $5 got us our round trip fare very easy to use to get to our hotel
hotel 71 was great ideal location definitely would recommend it
places we ate at - breakfast twice at Eggspecialitys good food to keep you full while you're walking for a few hours great service also loved the corn beef hash :)
we ate late so we would just have coffee in between till dinner
dinner we ate at Rock it grill good portions and nice place
we ate at Quartinos I loved this place delicious Italian food although it's rather noisy !
Gold coast dogs for a Chicago dog
fanny May and macys for mint meltaways
walked up and down magnificent mile looking at the shops
took chicago line architectural river cruise this is a must do in chicago amazing view of all the fabulous architecture informative and relaxing going along the water seeing the sights
millenium park to stroll enjoyed the auditorium structure and of course the Bean took lots of great photos there
art institute was great also dont miss the thorne miniature rooms they are incredible its a beautiful museum be sure to go
most of our time was walking around looking up at the buildings chicago is a beautiful city and i really enjoyed my brief visit People are so genuine , helpful and friendly we were lucky with the weather also but took warm coats just in case im so glad i came to chicago and for all the first time visitors i assure you will love it !