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  • 5 Must Visit Tourist Destinations of Assam
    Assam is a wonderland. Its eternal beauty and mesmerising sightseeing options will keep you wondering for more. The land is a treaure of tribal traditions, amazing riverine islands, vast lush tea gardens, beautiful wildlife, magnanimous [...]
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  • Some useful tips when you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
    Don’t worry, be happy!!!!! All the time keep in mind to get pleasure from yourself. While there are a lot of hardships to endure – in addition to even a little danger to avoid – there is also a huge quantity of [...]
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  • American Girl Place
    I should have been in American Girl Place a couple of years earlier, but it was sort of fun at this age as well, though it was a very posh experience... :) There are all kinds of dolls there,a huge collection of them. There are dolls [...]
    D: 2mi00
  • Buckingham Fountain
    Buckingham Fountain is, I think, one of the best things about Chicago. It was built by Kate Buckingham in 1927 in the memory of her brother. It is in Grant park and is the most amazing during the night, when the lights are the most [...]
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  • Chicago Beaches
    Although not a typical beach destination, Chicago has got some great beaches on Lake Michigan. The water is cold in most parts of the year, but it's pretty pleasant and warm around August and September. Not very cold though, I was also [...]
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  • World's best funhouse
    It was my first time in such a funhouse and I loved it. Amazing Chicago is located on Navy Pier and although this staff is mainly for kids, I saw a lot of (other) adults as well. There were a lot of labyrinths and all kinds of tunnels [...]
    D: 1.9mi00
  • Caffe De Luca
    Caffe de Luca is not a very special place, but it's very cosy and pleasant. It is located in the heart of bucktown and I loved to have breakfast here. The waiters are really very nice, even by American standards and they have free Wifi, [...]
    D: 4.1mi00
  • Magnificent Mile
    The magnificent Mile is a shorter part of the Michigan Avenue from around Chicago River going to Oak Street. It a very upscale place for shopping with all the shops of the greater brands. It is probably the largest shopping district in [...]
    D: 14.5mi00
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
    Frank Lloyd Wright was a revolutionary architect. His former studio was turned into a museum. The house was restored into its 1909 state when Wright lived and worked in it. It is now open for the public. I think Wright was a genius. He [...]
    D: 9.2mi00
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
    I didn't like it very much. I mean, there were great parts of the evening I spent there. I loved the dinner, it was tasty and there was something beasty I liked about eating with my hands. The show however was a little wierd. The [...]
    D: 27mi00
  • Deep Dish Pizza
    Deep Dish Pizza is the pride and speciality of Chicago. It appeareed in the 1940s in pizzerias and is very popular ever since. It was first done by a texan named Ike Sewer but now it is served in almost all the pizzerias of Chicago. The [...]
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  • Adler Planetarium
    I have been here only once, but it was so great. The Planetarium functions since 1930 and is not only a planetarium but also a chain of exhibits. First you can watch the sky with the extremely accurate Zeiss Projector, you feel like [...]
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  • World's largest indoor Aquarium
    Shedd is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Located on the museum Campus of Chicago, it hosts more than 8.000 animals from 700 species. I think it's almost incredible. They have all kinds of shows and exhibits. What I liked the [...]
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  • Chicago's Chinatown
    Chinatown is Chicago is extremely lively and busy. It is also huge and is located near South Side. Apart from a lot of restautants with the greatest Chinese cuisine, there are Chinese medicine stores, grocery stores and shops with [...]
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  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    The Art Institute has got a very nice art collection whech can be seen permanently. Apart from that they have great exhibitions. My favorite one, when I was there was the African and Amerindian collection. There are a lot of items [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Rossi's Liquors
    Rossi's Liquors is my favorite place in Chicago. It was very cosy and I loved it when I was there. It's the best dive bar I've been into, so far. The best thing is that it doesn't try to be anything that it's not, nothing more and [...]
    D: 1.4mi00
  • Museum of Science and Industry
    Museum of History and Science is one of the coolest places I have ever been to. They have a lot of the most extraordinary exhibitions. Just to mention some of them, my favorits were the Earth Revealed. In the middle of the exhibit room [...]
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  • Abraham Lincoln Zoo
    It is really cool. They have a huge collection of animals in lots of smaller 'neighbourhoods' for many categories and areas. Regenstein African Journey shows everything from meerkats to zebras and giraffes. My favorite litle spot is [...]
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  • Navy Pier - A Magical Land
    As if you had stepped into the land of lights, music, people and fun. There are a lot of attractions to see in this magical land, called Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. It is said that Navy Pier is the #1 tourist attraction in Chicago and I [...]
    D: 1.7mi00
  • Chicago Blues Festival
    The Chicago Blues Festival usually takes place every year in early June in Grant Park. It is the largest Blues Festival in the world, so it's an absolute must for blues-lovers. The festival features three days of performance by top-class [...]
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  • Shedd Aquarium
    Get acquainted with over 25,000 fish from behind the glass walls of America's largest indoor aquarium. The Aquarium is the most popular visitor attraction in Chicago, and in addition to fish, you can also see hundreds of species of birds, [...]
    D: 0.6mi00
  • Willis Tower Skydeck
    When it was built in 1974, with its whopping 108 stories, Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world. Since then it fell to place 5 on the list, but it's still the tallest building in the US. The Skydeck is located on the 103th [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Binge shopping on the Magnificent Miles
    The Magnificent Miles on Michigan Avenue is a dream come true for shopping addicts. Literally hundreds of shops, restaurants and hotels litter the street, with a few of Chicago's famous landmarks thrown in. The shops and restaurants are [...]
    D: 1.4mi00
  • Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze
    Self-defined as an amazing 'sensory-experience', the maze is basically 4000 square feet of halls with names like Blaze Maze, Big Squeeze and Stomp it Out. The maze is great fun for families on vacation, and all the attractions are [...]
    D: 1.9mi00
  • Millenium Park
    On a sunny day, there's no better place to spend time at than Millenium Park, a oasis of green in the heart of Chicago. You can have your fill of promenades, bridges, pavilions,fountains, ice skating rinks and theatres, and take a breath of [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Timothy O'Toole's Pub
    Traditional Irish pub meets giant sports bar in this downtown Chicago venue. Not the place for you if you want a quiet pint in the corner, but a great place to go in the company pf friends. They have almost 50 TV sets and three big screens [...]
    D: 1.8mi00
  • Coast Sushi Bar
    It is a great place for Sushi with average prices, so if you like Japanese food, here is a great possibility. You have to make sure you reserved a table before you would dare go there, otherwise you would have to wait a lot, there are a [...]
    D: 4.4mi10

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Chicago Nightlife

Chicago is one of the cities blessed with a variety of nightlife options.  Discos, clubs, bars - name it and the place will certainly give you the pleasure you are looking for. You will surely dance the night away as you listen to the music available in these places.  You will definitely fill your stomach with sumptuous cuisines delectably made to suit your discriminating appetite.Restaurants and Dining Options A lot of foodies could select from dining alternatives in Chicago.  Whether you are craving for a taste of American dishes and other regional specialties, the city is your place to be.  Some of the famous Chicago restaurants are: [...]
 
 
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    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Chicago, IL (MDW)01/17/201803:00 pm
    Chicago, IL (MDW)Los Angeles, CA (LAX)01/21/201807:05 am
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  • $170Jetblue Airways flight Jetblue Airways 
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    Boston, MA (BOS)Chicago, IL (ORD)11/30/201707:00 am
    Chicago, IL (ORD)Boston, MA (BOS)12/14/201709:40 am
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  • $175United Airlines flight United Airlines 
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    Cincinnati, OH (CVG)Chicago, IL (ORD)10/22/201707:35 am
    Chicago, IL (ORD)Cincinnati, OH (CVG)10/29/201707:55 am
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