My husband & I are going to be visiting in August …I hoped that you might be able to help with some tips on what restaurants/clubs/attractions that Chicago has to offer….
Body Worlds at the Museum of Science and Industry – I can’t recommend this highly enough. Get advance tickets if you can – or go early.
Art Institute of Chicago (this can be a daylong thing – huge huge collections of amazing art from all periods/places)
Blue Man Group (if you’ve never seen it before)
Wicked is getting great reviews.
Lots of theatre in town right now at Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, etc.
If you get tired after a long day – have Giordano’s deep-dish pizza delivered with lots of icy soda.
If you are staying in the Lakeview/’Boystown’ area:
Eat at Stella’s, Angelina’s (chocolate bread pudding to die for), Windy City Sweets, Sidetrack bar, Ricebox, Ecce.
I don’t know jack about sports so I can’t help you out in that realm – but plenty for sports fans to watch.
Don’t go to Navy Pier – it is a complete waste of time – it is like a mall but outside. That’s not very innovative.
Hey Chicago-ites – help me out!