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    The niece and I are going to Chicago this coming weekend for a long weekend. Any must sees/must dos that you all think we should do? This year I decided to put her a bit more in charge. When she asked where we were going and I threw out a couple of options, I realized that where I want to go is not necessarily where she wants to go, so I decided to make her responsible for some of it. I came up with Chicago because she likes to go to cities (as opposed to Maine and Nashville, which apparently I keep throwing out to her). When I mentioned Chicago she liked it. I'm super busy with work right now, so I told her she needs to come up with an itinerary. When I asked how she was coming along she responded with "that's a lot of work!"...well, duh, does she think these things just happen?

    I like an itinerary because I don't like to waste time in a new place trying to figure out what to do. Part of the fun, for me, is learning about the place before I get there and trying to see all I can while I'm there. Since I don't have a lot of time to spend on vacation, I like to use it wisely. None of this lounging at the pool stuff. I like to go go go!

    So far, so good...she picked a great architectural tour by boat. We might go see a show and will definitely do some shopping at the Magnificent Mile (she is 16, so I can't really deny her that!)
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    Nighthawks

    A must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
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    I told her to put a museum on the itinerary, and the Art Institute was the one I was thinking of. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    The niece and I are going to Chicago this coming weekend for a long weekend. Any must sees/must dos that you all think we should do? This year I decided to put her a bit more in charge. When she asked where we were going and I threw out a couple of options, I realized that where I want to go is not necessarily where she wants to go, so I decided to make her responsible for some of it. I came up with Chicago because she likes to go to cities (as opposed to Maine and Nashville, which apparently I keep throwing out to her). When I mentioned Chicago she liked it. I'm super busy with work right now, so I told her she needs to come up with an itinerary. When I asked how she was coming along she responded with "that's a lot of work!"...well, duh, does she think these things just happen?

    I like an itinerary because I don't like to waste time in a new place trying to figure out what to do. Part of the fun, for me, is learning about the place before I get there and trying to see all I can while I'm there. Since I don't have a lot of time to spend on vacation, I like to use it wisely. None of this lounging at the pool stuff. I like to go go go!

    So far, so good...she picked a great architectural tour by boat. We might go see a show and will definitely do some shopping at the Magnificent Mile (she is 16, so I can't really deny her that!)
    Chicago in July? I've only been in the airport myself, but based on reports from people I know who have lived there, I'd suggest taking an air-conditioned taxi from your air-conditioned hotel to an air-conditioned museum and stay there all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Chicago in July? I've only been in the airport myself, but based on reports from people I know who have lived there, I'd suggest taking an air-conditioned taxi from your air-conditioned hotel to an air-conditioned museum and stay there all day.
    It's pretty much hot everywhere in July, so I'm not worried. It's not like it's cool in Philly! Unfortunately, August is my usual month for vacation and the girl likes cities. We went to Savannah and Charleston last august. We've done NYC in August, as well as Miami, San Antonio, Niagara, St. Thomas, West Virginia, etc. It's always hot. Such is life. There will be time to spend in stores, museums, etc.

    I just came back from Richmond, and trust me, it was hot. I did my workout at 6:30a.m....Saturday I was on the Eastern Shore and did my workout at 9:00 p.m...it was only 86 degrees then!
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    Architectural tour?

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    Museum of Science and Industry.

    I love museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Architectural tour?

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    On the list...she found an architectural tour via boat that I've heard was really amazing!

    She just texted to see if I would want to see Alladin or Something's Rotten. I asked if she knew what Something's Rotten was about and she said it takes place in the 1500's about some writers who are writing a musical and it's supposed to be funny. Ummm..some writers?? As in Shakespeare!

    Oh, brother, I've failed as an aunt. That answer alone made me pick that one (although that's the one I'd rather see anyway). I thought about Hamilton, but not at $400 a ticket. I'll try to see it when it comes to Philly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Museum of Science and Industry.

    I love museums.

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    I know I can only get her to one museum, so for me, it's between this one and the Art Museum. I'll see what she picks. She might like this one because of her new found interest in being a biomedical engineer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    It's pretty much hot everywhere in July
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