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Old 06-20-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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I plan to be in chicago for business and will have approximately 2 hours to spend before I have to leave for the airport. I've never been there so wondering if there is anything I should see or do for a first timer that can be done reasonably quick. I won't have anyone with me. Just me myself and I. I just think poking around an airport is just such a waste of time.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Ummmm

Eat a gyro.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Well, where will you be for business? You'll probably want to do something nearish to there so as not to chew up TOO much time traveling within the city.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Walk down Michigan Ave. Stop when you get to Millenium park. See the bean, fountain and prizker pavillion at Millenium park, then walk on the BP bridge (east of priztker pavillion) going east. After the bridge ends continue going east until you hit the lake. Walk south along the lake until your two hours are up.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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Well, where will you be for business? You'll probably want to do something nearish to there so as not to chew up TOO much time traveling within the city.
I will be coming from indianapolis! Long story. But it will be on a sunday so the traffic shouldn't be too bad, right?
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Walk down Michigan Ave. Stop when you get to Millenium park. See the bean, fountain and prizker pavillion at Millenium park, then walk on the BP bridge (east of priztker pavillion) going east. After the bridge ends continue going east until you hit the lake. Walk south along the lake until your two hours are up.
I like the sound of this plan.
What is it like to park there (on a sunday) and if parking is difficult or expensive is there a subway type train that I can take from the airport to this area or are those not recommended for safety reasons?
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Where are you staying?
What airport are you leaving from?
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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Where are you staying?
What airport are you leaving from?
I'm driving in from Indy in the morning from a meeting there the prior day and getting on a return flight later in the afternoon or evening. It's confusing but I will be flying out of ohare. I won't actually be staying in chicago, just floating around waiting for my flight.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Houston
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so you will have a rental car?
Return the rental car somewhere downtown, near Millenium Park. Then you can go check out the park, walk around on Michigan Ave and the Lake for a bit, and then when you need to head back to the airport you can take either a cab or the CTA blue line to O'Hare. Train from the Loop to O'Hare will take about 50 mins, driving by cab will take anywhere between 25 and 90 minutes, depending on traffic / time of day.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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^Many times returning a rental car to a non-airport location will incur a charge of $75 or more if the car was originally scheduled to be returned to an airport.^
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