My wife and are looking forward to a 1st time visit to Chicago (4 full days, 5 nights) and are doing some initial planning. In doing some research, some of the things we would like to see are your typical touristy things: chicago history museum, field museum, millennium park, mag mile, maybe a segway tour, maybe a mafia tour, willis tower. In the evenings see a couple plays, maybe a cubs game and go to a jazz club. Initially I thought we would like to stay in the Loop area as I understand thats where the theatres are. But, I have since read that the loop area is more of a downtown area and as such a bit more.....not sure the right word.....seedy? So now I am wondering if we would be better staying in the Mag mile area? With our list of things we would like to see....does this make sense? We prefer slightly upscale accommodations and won't have a car, and will be traveling on foot or by cab. I saw what looked like a good deal for the Langham, but not sure I want to stay somewhere too pretentious (not sure it is though?? just guessing??) Thanks for any help / suggestions you may have!!