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Old 06-10-2019, 01:35 AM
 
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Hilarious, thanks for posting this. Although a little over the top, like always there is a certain degree of truth in articles like this. I am holding my breath already for the soon to come 4th of July weekend in Chicago.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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I've been to Chicago a bunch o' times over the years on business trips. I have the whole urban thing an easy drive or cheap Amtrak/commuter rail ride away in the northeast. For the same money as Chicago, I can be in Europe. I can't see ever spending my own tourist dollars for Chicago.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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I've been to Chicago a bunch o' times over the years on business trips. I have the whole urban thing an easy drive or cheap Amtrak/commuter rail ride away in the northeast. For the same money as Chicago, I can be in Europe. I can't see ever spending my own tourist dollars for Chicago.
If you have already visited it more than twice, there's no point going back on your dime.

Depending on where you live, flights to Chicago can be relatively cheap and flights to Europe can be ridiculously expensive. For example, I live in Tulsa, the cheapest roundtrip flights to Europe is around $1500. Time is also a restraint, not everyone has two weeks off. Not saying Chicago vacation is better than Europe, but it's affordable in terms of financial cost and time.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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I love going to Chicago. In fact my family is going there for a 2 day mini vacation next month. We live in NE Indiana though so it's only a 3 hr drive or so which is totally doable. I haven't been to Chicago in 9 years so I'm definitely overdue!
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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If it weren't for the crime problem, Chicago would be a fantastic place to visit.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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we stayed on the gold coast and did not give it two thoughts
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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If it weren't for the crime problem, Chicago would be a fantastic place to visit.
One can easily avoid crime in Chicago if youíre there as a tourist. The interesting attractions and good eateries are not in bad areas of town. And unless you go wandering way off course from areas surrounded by bad areas (such as the University of Chicago), youíll be fine. I know because Iíve been there and encountered no problems.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:46 AM
 
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I disagree. While historically not up there with NYC, gentrification of the hottest areas over the last few decades have changed all that. Cheaper, depending on what you do/where you stay/etc. Most of the people that travel there go downtown and/or to the North Side (which is a haven for tourists/out-of-towners). Along with recent gentrification, comes the taxes/other costs, the result of the city's politics. It's fun, if you can afford it these days (all about money, nothing else). I think (again), Chicago has become a tourist trap, in certain areas.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Would never ever go there.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I went last sept with my son and 6 year old grandson.. his little league team is the cubs ..he said he wanted to see the real cubs play ..so for Fatherís Day my son hooked a trip just for the three of us ...we went to the cubs game ,,ate steaks and had a great time ..

My wife was so jealous she made me book a trip for August for us to go
Try Cafe Iberico on Lasalle in Chicago if you like Tapas. It's one of my favorite haunts and by far the best Tapas close to our house.

I love Chicago, especially in the winter. Ice skating on the ribbon is amazing. There's something about Chicago covered in snow and the soft glow of Christmas lights. Magical.

I've never been to New York, but I haven't had much of a desire to see it. I'm more of an Edinburgh fan.
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