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Old 02-24-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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I will be in Chicago for 48hr from 3 PM on June 10th to 3 PM on June 12th. Arrive and depart from Union Station. Planned on seeing Sears Tower as it is practically next door to Union Station and someone got me tickets to the Cubs game on June 11th--night game. What else would you recommend I do for the bulk of June 11th(pre game) and part of June 12th, before I leave town? I will be with two older teengagers.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I will be in Chicago for 48hr from 3 PM on June 10th to 3 PM on June 12th. Arrive and depart from Union Station. Planned on seeing Sears Tower as it is practically next door to Union Station and someone got me tickets to the Cubs game on June 11th--night game. What else would you recommend I do for the bulk of June 11th(pre game) and part of June 12th, before I leave town? I will be with two older teengagers.

Thanks.
The beach?

Shopping on Michigan Ave?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: chicago
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The museums and aquarium are great. Just wandering around downtown is fun too.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There are a bunch of posts on here where we have given suggestions for people. Try to do a search and see what you find.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Navy Pier is one of the best spots to go. take the lake tours and also, Michigan avenue is the best main street in the country.Cant beat chicago whan the weather is nice.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Navy Pier is one of the best spots to go. take the lake tours and also, Michigan avenue is the best main street in the country.Cant beat chicago whan the weather is nice.
If you only have 48 hours, I would skip Navy Pier. It's fine, but mainly good for younger kids.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Well, go to Navy Pier and hook a ride on the SeaDog lake tours. Theyre basically giant speedboats that fly up and down Lake Michigan, giving you magnificent views of the skyline. Other than that, skip Navy Pier, its geared mainly towards entertaining children IMO. They do have a neat garden-ish area inside though, that has palm trees and crap like that, and there is the Ferris Wheel too if youre interested.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah, I was going to say that as well. The sea dog tours are kind of fun, especially with a couple of teenagers. And although it's kind of expensive, there are bike rentals there, and you can take an afternoon riding along the lakefront path, which will allow you to see all the different beaches in the city. It's scenic, and there's a lot going on along the path. I'm going to guess the rentals on Navy Pier are probably more expensive than other companies, but it would be convenient if you're already heading that way fjor the boat tours.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Some more ideas:

- Take an architecture tour on one of the boats on the Chicago River
- Go to one of the museums or the art institute
- Enjoy lunch in the Signature Room (John Hancock Building)
- Go shopping along Michigan Ave
- Rent bicycles and ride along the Lakeshore trail
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