We will be visiting Chicago Sat., June 16-June 20. Arriving ORD at approx. 1:30 p.m.; departing late afternon on June 20th. We are staying at the Embassy Suites on N. State St. Plan on using public transportation so considering the Transit Pass.
After checking in at the Embassy we plan to have a late lunch before starting our sightseeing.....recommendations?
Below is a list of things on our "bucket list", As this is our first time in the Windy City, we are open to suggestions from the experts of when/where in order to make the most of our time.
LOOP TOUR...recommendations of how to do this...bus/train?
DRINK AT TOP OF WIT HOTEL
SHOPPING AT WATER TOWER PLACE
WATER TAXI TO CHINATOWN
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN AT NIGHT
SIGNATURE LOUNGE IN THE HANCOCK FOR VIEWS, DRINKS/DESSERT
CAF BOAT CRUISE
NORTH AVENUE BEACH
RIVA'S CAFE @ NAVY PIER [SAT. NIGHT] FOR LIGHT MEAL + WATCH THE 10:15 P.M. FIREWORKS [not something that MUST be done]. Suggestions for alternative place to watch fireworks???
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTER [Sunday night would be our only opportunity as they are dark on Mon/Tues]
Do we need to visit places farther out early in the trip & save activities closer to our hotel for Wednesday morning? Also, the Chicago Pizza Fest & Chicago Barbeque Fest are both the weekend we are in town....are either of these something worthy consideration?
None of the above are set in stone so any deletions or new recommendations will be greatly appreciated.