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Is a week too long???

Considering Chicago the first week of September. Is a week too long, or is there alot to do within walking distance?

What is the weather like the end of august, first of september?

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1. Re: Is a week too long???

IMO - a week will give you plenty of non-hectic time to explore the city. Others may disagree. It depends on your interests and whatever else you'll want to do here. Cruise around - http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en.html for ideas.

Public transit will get you anywhere you'll need to go - http://www.transitchicago.com/

Many things in the suburbs are also accessible via public transit - metrarail.com/metra/…day_trips.html

August Chicago Weather

Average High Temperature: 81°F (27°C)

Average Low Temperature: 63°F (17°C)

Average Precipitation: 3.6"

Edited: 25 April 2012, 14:50
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2. Re: Is a week too long???

The error most visitors make is not allotting enough time to experience this amazing, singular city. Late August/ early September is a great time to visit. Especially if the kids are back in school. The downtown is compact and the public transportation out to the neighborhhoods is easy to use.

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3. Re: Is a week too long???

late summer is a great time to visit.... if you can swing it, a week is a nice amount of time to sightsee.... the beaches will still be great and the Lake *should* be warm enough for swimming....

if you're visiting during our labor day weekend:

explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrat…

there are still a few shows the first week of september here:

http://www.ravinia.org/Calendar.aspx

easily accessible via METRA...

don't fret, you'll have plenty to see/do to fill up your week in chicago!

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4. Re: Is a week too long???

A week is a good time period as an introduction to Chicago; it's older than any city on the West Coast of U.S., not as old as original 13 colonies and between a great art museum, history and science museums, live theater (plays and musicals) architecture, food (more than just steaks and deep-dish pizza), shopping, music (blues and jazz clubs), comedy tradition - there's a lot to explore.

No matter what you like to do when you travel, you're sure to find activities in Chicago that will delight.

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5. Re: Is a week too long???

We normally visit from Wisconsin and 3-4 days works for us but we do a few weekends per year. Some ideas that are best during our "warm" season: fantastic architectural boat tour, biking (check out bikeandrollchicago) or strolling down Lakeshore Drive, attending one of the outdoor festivals, visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo & Millennium Park, taking in a Cubs game. And if you have a car or will rent, check out the Ravinia site for concerts during that time. Many great restaurants with outdoor dining....and if you do get rain, great shopping and museums.

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6. Re: Is a week too long???

kaufu, i think the spanish missions throughout the calli coast pre-date pretty much everything on the great lakes' shore.......

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