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Chicago - January - 1 Day

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Chicago - January - 1 Day

My daughter and I will be travelling through Chicago in January 2015. I'm just breaking the train trip to Seattle and plan to stay close to the train station in a hostel.

I'm wondering what is the name of the 'neighbourhood' the station is in? and what could we do in a day in the middle of freezing winter weather. Also interested in typical Chicago food we should seek out.

Not interested in going to the top of high buildings.

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1. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

You'll want to stay here - http://www.hiusa.org/illinois/chicago/chicago

Museums would be a good cold weather option. http://www.choosechicago.com/ - for ideas of things to see/do here.

Just about any cuisine is available in Chicago. Hot dogs to fancy five star Michelin tablecloth dining. www.chicagoreader.com and www.chicagomag.com for current dining and entertainment options.

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2. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

how old is your daughter?

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3. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

She's 13 msmejkal

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4. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

Thanks Dave, Yes - thank you - that's the hostel I was looking at, does that neighbourhood have a name? is it downtown loop?

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5. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

Yes - it is in the Loop area of downtown.

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6. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

Go to Santorini's in Greektown...it has an amazing giant white fireplace that you'll want to sit near. It is near the train station.

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7. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

Thanks Dave!

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8. Re: Chicago - January - 1 Day

shedd aquarium, shop, maybe see a play, ice skate

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