Chicago through the eyes of a visitor…

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  1. Alana Waters (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 12:04 pm

    I usually fit in a spin up/down LSD. It’s a nice overview of the city. An evening trip out to the Shedd is good because it affords such a beautiful view of the skyline.

  2. nikkos350 (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 12:59 pm

    Dude, you gotta treat your friends to an authentic Chicago hot dog!!!

    I’m always in favor of skipping the touristy destinations (both as a traveler and as a host) in favor of cultural immersion- forget what your guests wanna do- do what YOU would typically do and drag ’em along. They’ll get a better sense of the real Chicago, and since they don’t know the city, they’ll never know what they’re missing anyways.

    Also this weekend is the kick-off of festival season- Lakeview Mayfest is a good intro to summer in the city.

  3. Drdick (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 2:29 pm

    Hit an ‘ethnic’ hood – Devon Ave, Pilsen, Argyle St.

  4. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

    Comiskey, of course (oh, alright – take him to Wrigley for the historical factor).

  5. Alana (unregistered) on May 21st, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

    “Dude, you gotta treat your friends to an authentic Chicago hot dog!!!”

    Ok— Here’s a Chicago MetBlogger question—

    What *is* an authentic Chicago hot dog and where do you get it?

  6. Fuzzy (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2005 @ 1:26 am

    Well, if it’s a Chicago MetBlogger question, allow me to answer you on the Chicago Metblog…

  7. Jennifer Roche (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2005 @ 10:48 am

    What a helpful thread. Also, Garfield Park Conservatory and Museum of Contemp Art. I would give my vote to Gino’s East for best deep dish pizza. B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted is my fave for out of towners. Throw in a Redmoon theater experience. And, finally, even if it is via cheesy boats, getting guests out onto Lake Michigan for a view is such a beautiful way to spend a morning or afternoon. (Or, you could out the Chicago Sailing Club for a kind of pricey but worth the splurge on a special occasion captained (or not) sailboat rentals.)

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