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Manny’s Deli

The Restaurant The Inside 1/2 Turky Pastrami with Barley Mushroom Soup and Potato Pancake Visit the restaurant website here View Larger Map

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Giordano’s

The Restaurant The Inside Weekday Special with Soup and Drink Weekday Special Pepperoni Deep Dish 3/4 1/2 1/4 Visit the restaurant website here View Larger Map Another location off the Magnificent Mile.

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

The Lou 6″ Visit the restaurant website here View Larger Map

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University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago

Two major universities in Chicago include the University of Chicago (UoC) (located in the South Side region) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (located in the West Side region). The University of Chicago contains a number of buildings [...]

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Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier offers parks, shops, restaurants, cruises, exhibition facilities, and various other amenities, and is a really popular tourist attraction. One of the most notable features is a small amusement park. Fireworks occur at the Navy Pier every Wed [...]

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Marina City

This piece of architecture was considered incredibly innovative when completed in 1964, and contains condos, offices (now a hotel), a theatre, and a marina.

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Hard Rock Hotel

The Carbide and Carbon Building, previously an office building and recently converted to the Hard Rock Hotel, was built in 1929 and is made of polished black granite, black marble, dark green terra-cotta, and gold leaf.

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Hancock and Willis Towers

Two of Chicago’s major observatories, the Hancock and Willis Tower, can be thought of as analogous to the Rockefeller and Empire State buildings of New York. Both offer a different view of the city, with Hancock (located in the Northern [...]

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Gold Coast

South of Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast is an up-scale exclusive neighbourhood, housing many multi-million dollar homes and historic mansions.

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Garfield Park Conservatory

A train-ride West, brings you to Garfield Park, home of the Garfield Park Conservatory. This one is larger than the one located in Lincoln Park and contains a huge variety of plants, from chocolate trees, to the famous Century Plant [...]

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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is located North of Chicago’s Gold Coast area, and contains the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo. The Conservatory houses an amazing variety of palms, ferns, orchids and conifers. The zoo contains various animals, but most were hiding in-doors [...]

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Financial District

The Chicago Financial District is home to a few famous buildings such as the Chicago Board of Trade, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Rookery Building.

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Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is a section of Michigan Avenue, from the Chicago River to Oak Street in the Near North Side and contains many flagship stores. One of the historic buildings on the Magnificent Mile includes the Old Water Tower, [...]

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Daley Center

The Richard J Daley Center is the site of the famous Picasso Sculpture.

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Chinatown

Chicago’s Chinatown is located a good distance South of the downtown area and is really small, consisting of one strip along S Wentworth Ave that extends for a few blocks. The rest of Chinatown includes a small residential area (again, [...]

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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, located just South of Millennium Park, is the largest and most famous art museum in Chicago, home to the famous ‘American Gothic’ and ‘Vincent van Gogh’ paintings.

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park is probably the most popular attraction of Chicago, largely attributed to the Cloud Gate giant silver bean. The park also has many other architectural feats including the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The Buckingham Fountain is located just South of [...]

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Chicago Museum Campus

The Chicago Museum Campus is a museum park that holds three of Chicago’s most popular museums: The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. In addition to the museums, the park offers great views of Chicago and Lake Michigan along [...]

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Chicago

Sat Aug 31 Left Vancouver at noon, and reached Chicago around 6PM. Took CTA Blue Line into downtown Chicago’s theatre district, then headed North and East to the Navy Pier to see fireworks. Around 11PM, headed back downtown and took [...]

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