Fodor's Chicago 2010

Fodor's Chicago 2010

by Fodor's Travel Publications

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Fodor's Chicago 2010 by Fodor's Travel Publications

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Chicago!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Chicago 2010 provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

•Fodor’s Chicago 2010 features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Chicago.

•Experience Chicago like a local! Fodor’s Chicago 2010 features information from local experts.

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Illustrated Features on everything from cutting-edge architecture, legendary blues, and world-class museums to major-league baseball Deep-dish pizza, and maverick chefs. Chicago's got it all---now all you need to do is book a flight!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400008605
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book............6
 
Chapter 1: Experience Chicago............7
Experience Planner............8
Chicago Top Attractions............10
Soaking It All In: River and Lake Tours............13
City Itineraries............14
Getting Outside: Parks and Zoos............16
Authentic Chicago............19
Free Things to Do............22
Chicago with Kids............24
Fabulous Festivals............25
Get Out of Town............26
Chicago Then and Now............28
For "'Da Fans" ............30
Behind the Scenes............36
 
Chapter 2: Neighborhoods............37
The Loop............39
South Loop Including Printers Row, Museum Campus and Bronzeville............44
West Loop Including Greektown............48
Near North Including the Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile and Streeterville............52
River North............56
Lincoln Park and Old Town............60
Wicker Park and Bucktown............64
Lakeview Including Wrigleyville............68
Far North and Far Northwest Sides............72
Pilsen, Little Italy and University Village............76
Prairie Avenue and Chinatown............80
Hyde Park............84
 
Chapter 3: Museums............89
Museums Planner............90
Other Museums............104
 
Chapter 4: Architecture............109
Architecture Planner............110
The Loop............112
South Loop............126
Prairie Avenue and Beyond............127
Near North and River North............128
 
Chapter 5: Where to Eat............139
Chicago Dining Planner............142
Best Bets for Chicago Dining............144
Far North Side............146
Lincoln Park and Lakeview............148
The Loop............150
Near North............152
River North............154
South Loop and South Side............156
West Loop and Near West Side............158
Wicker Park and Bucktown............160
 
Chicago Dining and Lodging Atlas............203–212
 
Chapter 6: Where to Stay............213
Chicago Lodging Planner............216
Best Bets for Chicago Lodging............217
 
Chapter 7: Shopping............241
Shopping Planner............242
 
Chapter 8: Entertainment............283
Entertainment Planner............284
Great Performances............286
After Dark............290
 
Understanding Chicago............315
Chicago Slang............316
Books and Movies............317
   
Travel Smart Chicago............319
Getting Here and Around............320
Essentials............329
 
Index............336
 
About Our Writers............352
 
CHICAGO IN FOCUS
Experience Chicago
Take Me Out to the Ballgame............31
Museums
A Guide to the Art Institute............94
Architecture
The Sky's the Limit............120
Frank Lloyd Wright............133
Where to Eat
Culinary Mavericks Storm Windy City............167
Chicago's Holy Trinity: Pizza, Hot Dogs & Italian Beef Sandwiches............187
Shopping
The Magnificent Mile: A Shopper's Shangri-La............255
Entertainment
Chicago Still Sings the Blues............307 
 
MAPS
Chicago Neighborhoods............38
Chicago Transit Authority............40
The Loop............42
South Loop Including Printers Row, Museum Campus and Bronzeville............46
West Loop Including Greektown............50
Near North Including the Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile and Streeterville............54
River North............58
Lincoln Park and Old Town............62
Wicker Park and Bucktown............66
Lakeview Including Wrigleyville............70
Far North and Far Northwest Sides............74
Pilsen, Little Italy and University Village............78
Prairie Avenue and Chinatown............82
Hyde Park............86
Chicago Museums............93
The Loop and South Loop Architecture............114–115
Prarie Avenue Architecture............127
Near North and River North Architecture............129
Chicago Dining............141
The Loop and South Loop Shopping............245
Near North and River North Shopping............250–251
Wicker Park and Bucktown Shopping............264
Lincoln Park and Old Town Shopping............271
Lakeview Shopping............278

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