My husband and I are taking an Amtrak trip from Dallas, TX to Chicago this September. We will get there on a Monday afternoon and will have all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and leave early Friday afternoon. Monday night I would love to go to a very special dinner for my birthday, so would appreciate any suggestions. I want to pack as much in on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday, we can take it easy and hit up a great breakfast and lunch place before heading back on the Amtrak. (Suggestions, please!)
I was shocked at the hotel prices, so I took a gamble and tried Priceline. I lucked out and was sold Blackstone Renaissance Chicago Hotel for a fantastic price!
There are so many things to do I am not sure where to start first!
We won't have a car, so it's important that we can get around on the train or buses to places that are convenient to this hotel.
Some ideas we had (before scoring this hotel) were Wrigley Field, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Cultural Center, Sears Tower Skydeck, Jazz Showcase, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
I would love to hear from some experts as to what is conveniently located near our hotel, what is a MUST DO, and what are great places to eat, particularly something fancy for Monday night birthday dinner. We are not afraid to take public transportation so that's ok, too. Thanks in advance for your suggestions! :)