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Trip to Chicago

An August 2003 trip to Chicago by legokid50

Hancock Building Observatory Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: A great quick trip to Chicago that we took in 2003.

Trip to Chicago


Carriage Photo, Chicago, Illinois
We live only 4 hours from Chicago, so we have the opportunity to go there often. We had a great time seeing the sights, such as the John Hancock building, Navy Pier, the Water Tower, and the aquarium.

Quick Tips:

If you've never been to Chicago, try taking a tour (or 2!). It's a great way to get an overview of the city.

Best Way To Get Around:

I recommend parking your car and leaving it there all trip. You can take the free trolley or a taxi if you need to go anywhere.

Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown

Hotel | "Hampton Inn and Suites"

The Hampton Inn was fabulous! The rooms are spacious and comforting, and at a good rate. The Hampton is located right in the prime location of the city, with easy access to everything. The free breakfast was amazing, as they had fruit, toast, cereal, eggs, sausage, and juice. All of it was of excellent quality. The pool and exercise room was also nice. I would stay here again.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 27, 2004

Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown
Chicago, Illinois 60610
312 832 0330

Hancock Building Observatory

Attraction | "John Hancock Tower"

Hancock Building Observatory Photo, Chicago, Illinois
Seeing the John Hancock Tower was great. Once you get there, you ride up a very fast elevator to get the observatory. From the observatory, you can see the whole city. They also have tons of displays with historical information.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2004

Hancock Building Observatory
875 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 751-3681