From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World®
"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
—The New York Times
The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide to Chicago Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:
- Information that's candid, critical, and totally objective
- Hotels reviewed and ranked for value and quality—plus secrets for getting the lowest possible rate
- More than 70 restaurants reviewed and profiled, with listings for dozens more
- A complete guide to Chicago's sights—museums, architecture, ethnic neighborhoods, and more
- Complete information on Chicago's lakefront beaches and parks
- The inside story on shopping—where to get the best for less, on and off the Magnificent Mile
- All the details on Chicago's nightlife—jazz and blues clubs, dance clubs, concerts, theater, and more
- The best places to play golf and tennis, ride a bike, go boating, and work out
- Tips on enjoying Chicago with your kids
- Advice on how to plan and make the most of your business trip
Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide to Chicago—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.
About the Author
Lead writer David Hoekstra is a staff writer and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick-O-Type Award for Column Writing for outstanding commentary on Chicago nightlife. He's also a contributing writer for Playboy and has been a contributing editor for Chicago magazine. His anthology of Sun-Times travel columns, Ticket to Everywhere, was published by Lake Claremont Press in 2000.
Former Restaurant Consultant Alice Van Housen (Part Eight, Dinning and Restaurant) is a writer, reviewer, and editor for a variety of food-focused publications and Web sites. She has served as Chicago editor for the print and online editions of Zagat Survey since 2001. She has also contributed dining chapters to Frommer's Chicago and Mobil Travel Guides; served as founding editor of Local Palate, a monthly foodie newspaper; and written for numerous local and national publications, including Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, Wine & Spirits, Plate, Restaurants & Institutions, Restaurant Business, the Chicago Tribune's Metromix and RedEye supplements, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, Chicago Social, and Front Desk Chicago. In addition, she has been a contributing Chicago reviewer for the Citysearch online-entertainment and dinning guide since its original incarnation as Chicago Sidewalk in 1996.
Journalist-Fiction Writer Laurie Levy (Part Nine, Shopping in Chicago) has written locally for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Collection, Chicago magazine, and Today's Chicago Woman, among others, as well as for national publications such as Business Traveler, Travel Agent, and I Magazine. She is the author of three nonfiction books and is an award-winning short-story writer and novels.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
About the Authors.
Part One: Understanding the City.
Part Two: Planning Your Visit.
Part Three: Accommodations.
Part Four: Visiting on Business.
Part Five: Arriving and Getting Oriented.
Part Six: Getting Around.
Part Seven: Sightseeing, Tours, and Attractions.
Part Eight: Dining and Restaurants.
Part Nine: Shopping in Chicago.
Part Ten: Exercise, Recreation, and Sports.
Part Eleven: Entertainment and Nightlife.
Indexes and Reader Survey.