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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went there a few days before the Cloud Gate or more popularly known as the Bean was reopened to the public . Shucks ! Part of our itinerary and we were on our way to Orlando during that time. Anyway we had bits of photos . There is the pavilion where an orchestral group was practicing and of course a few minutes walk by is the Maggie Park. Nearby is also the Art Institute. Nice stroll although the humidity can be overbearing .
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Andy E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did a walking architectural tour with the Chicago Architecture Center. 90 minute tour covered development of Michigan Avenue, north of the Chicago River. Our guide, Ron Roman was knowledgable and covered all the highlights.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Amy C
    San Antonio, TX5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the most amazing place in Chicago. The view is just breathtaking, It was a beautiful view over the city and the whole experience was so fun! It was good architecture of 70s still everything looks so advance and well planned. I saw beautiful views from top of 103rd floor cool experience.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • fredyt3
    Los Angeles, CA1,843 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wrigley Field is a great ballpark. It is over 100 years old and located on the north side of Chicago. I attended the game on July 4th between the Cubs and the Phillies. The Cubs snapped a two game losing streak and won the last game of the series.

    The venue is very easy to access. I took the red line from downtown and my day pass was $5. Because the stadium is small, with regards to capacity, you are faced with a supply/demand proposition. They do have SRO (standing room only) but I wanted to sit so my seat was $85, which is pretty steep for a team in last place of their division.

    Concessions are good. But..........most of the concession stands are located on the field level so at best you might find some beverage stands as you go further up. I was in section 226.

    There is a log going on outside the stadium as there are tons of restaurants/bars and things to do while waiting for the game to start or after the game.

    Wrigley offers a good experience and they do a good job in maintaining the tradition of one of the oldest parks in the USA.

    On a side note, even though the Phillies are not in their division, I guess there is a rivalry of sorts???? Of the attendance I saw, I would say at least 20-30% were Phillie's fan based on the jerseys/shirts/caps, etc.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, UK97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing views! The tilt experience was great and I thought, reasonably priced! Staff were nice and queues moved fast. Only thing that stopped it being a 5 was the cost of the photos. You expect to pay a bit more at these things but I felt $30 for one print was excessive.
    Would definitely recommend when in Chicago!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Dean_Amy-2004
    Gettysburg, PA8,389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main request of our granddaughter was to see “The Bean”…mission accomplished. An icon easily accessed in the park. Parking is available right at the park; look for Millennium parking underground
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA4,841 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely area in Chicago, and a great place to watch some boats float by. We saw some kayakers. Lots of people to watch, too. If you want to take an Architectural Boat Tour, this is the place to board. We also walked along Lower Wacker for a few blocks in this area. There are places to sit in an amphitheater area along the river. You can also visit the Apple Store and watch the river from that stop along the river! Lots of eateries along the river, too.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Admire the scope of Lake Michigan and beauty of the city skyline. An amusement park is available. Sight to see .many restaurants and bars proliferate
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA4,841 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came to see the Tiffany dome and the cool architecture of the building. It was once the Chicago Public Library. It is quite large inside. You could easily spend an hour or more there. It is not far from Millennium Park. It also has very clean restrooms! There was an art display while we were there on the 4th floor. Best of all it is free. It is a neat, free attraction downtown.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • Jeremy D
    Bahamas4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the Garfield Park Conservatory was enchanting! The lush, green spaces felt like a hidden oasis in the city.

    The themed rooms were beautifully designed. The Palm House and Fern Room were serene and majestic, while the Desert House showcased fascinating cacti and succulents. Informative signage throughout made the visit educational as well as visually stunning.

    The outdoor gardens were equally captivating, with seasonal flowers and well-maintained pathways. The sensory garden was a delightful touch, engaging all the senses.

    Overall, my visit was refreshing and inspiring. It's a perfect escape for nature lovers and families. I can't wait to return!
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The water display was quite elegant , extensive and a feast for the eyes . Adding to that was a nice backdrop of the city skyline . Located at Grant Park it was near Maggie and Millenium. Although it can be a tedious walk considering the humidity at that time. Be ready for taking nice photos.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Arielle
    Mobile, AL135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited during a time that no games were happening, but I still wanted to visit the Bulls/Blackhawks shop to get some gear, and visit the Michael Jordan statue. It was very nice. Lots of cool items inside.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • pglover4
    Solihull, UK151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just returned from our Route 66 trip with Titan. A great adventure helped massively by the professionalism and efficiency of our tour guide Steve Pritchard. Lots of additions to the trip were included and made the early starts and long days more amenable. We began the tour in Chicago on Sunday 3rd Sept and ended 2500 miles later in Santa Monica on Monday 18th Sept. Very tired and coached out after many early days and long road journeys. Although most of the trip was enjoyable, my criticism of it was that many of the hotels we stayed in were located out of town, which meant expensive meals at the hotel or fast food joints for evening meals. Some of these hotels need to be reviewed by Titan as their indicated star system was very generous. Example the “4” star Tropicana in Las Vegas. No fridge, no tea/coffee facilities, dirty carpets and bed sheets that were at best ok.
    Also the route planning meant only 4 meals were included which were breakfasts at 4 hotels. I would have preferred Titan to arrange breakfasts for ALL the hotels we stayed in which would have set us up better for the days long coach drives. Although the tour guide did his best to get us to feeding places, the nature of the trip meant sometimes this was just not possible, so a service type station became our only source of food. I definitely don't need to see a Subway, McDonalds or Starbucks for a long time. These road trips rely heavily on the ability of the tour guide to make it interesting by taking the party to parts of the tour that maybe are not advertised in the brochure, we were lucky that Steve was able to do this and some of those places evoked memories of days past and put you right back to the early days of the road. The characters and owners of those places were great people to talk to and share stories with.
    The other factor you need on these coach tours of course are friendly passengers. Which we had. Everyone got on well, and some more than others. Those people will remain friends for a long time.
    Overall a great adventure. Highly recommended. Some tweeks by Titan to look at hotel locations and meal arrangements would improve it immensely.

    Some tips for potential adventures -
    Take a travel kettle - some hotels don't supply tea/coffee making equipment
    Take your favourite english tea bags.(lots of them)
    Take English snacks with you - crisps, biscuits, breakfast bars
    We took packet porridge for early morning starts rather than trying to find breakfast meal locations

    Written 21 September 2023
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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A huge radius encompassing everything. From shops , restaurants, convenience stores , hotels , theaters , historical buildings. Seeing an upward train , it reminds you of typical downtown. Be wary however of occasional sketchy situations at certain areas specifically at night time .
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Disneybus
    Pittsgrove, NJ906 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After arriving on the Zephyr, my wife and I had a rough time traversing thought the subterranean maze, collecting our suitcases, and exiting to find Ubers. There's lots of construction in the abyss, and as such there's little helpful signage and direction. It was difficult for us as seasoned travelers; we did ask questions multiple times and finally found our way to street level. I was excited seeing the famous staircase filmed in the Untouchables where Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia captured the bookkeeper! Of course I couldn't resist reenacting the scene - "Got him"
    Written 7 June 2024
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