From the incredible new Millennium Park to the Magnificent Mile, Cubs games to theater, intimate jazz haunts to grand symphony halls, deep-dish pizza to 5 Star dining, art boutiques to incredible museums, Chicago has it all. And this guide makes exploring the Windy City a breeze with:
- Info on how to get around
- A shopper’s guide for power shopping or bargain hunting
- 4 great itineraries that help you make the most of your time
- 10 “Oh-so-Chicago” experiences
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Chicago For Dummies, Third Edition includes:
- Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
- What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip
- The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
- Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
About the Author
Laura Tiebert is a freelance writer whose travels have taken her from the frozen tundra of Dawson City in Yukon Territory to the wide beaches of Muscat, Oman. A native Midwesterner, she lived in New York City for years before returning to Chicago. Today, she stays a bit closer to home in Evanston, Illinois, where she lives with her husband, Andrew, and son, Joel.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Chicago.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Chicago.
Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Chicago.
Chapter 3: Deciding When to Go.
Part II: Planning Your Trip to Chicago.
Chapter 4: Managing Your Money.
Chapter 5: Getting to Chicago.
Chapter 6: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests.
Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.
Part III: Settling Into Chicago.
Chapter 8: Arriving and Getting Oriented.
Chapter 9: Checking In at Chicago’s Best Hotels.
Chapter 10: Dining and Snacking in Chicago.
Part IV: Exploring Chicago.
Chapter 11: Discovering Chicago’s Best Attractions.
Chapter 12: Shopping the Local Stores.
Chapter 13: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options.
Chapter 14: Going Beyond Chicago: Five Day Trips.
Part V: Living It Up after Dark: Chicago Nightlife.
Chapter 15: Applauding the Cultural Scene.
Chapter 16: Hitting the Clubs and Bars.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Oh-So-Chicago Experiences.
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do in Bad Weather.
Chapter 19: Ten Chicago Don’ts.
Appendix: Quick Concierge.