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Fodor's Chicago [With Pull-Out Map] (Fodor's Chicago)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

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

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

Fodors 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 its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Chicago.

•Experience Chicago like a local! Fodors 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!

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

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 when visiting the Windy City. Illustrations throughout.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008605
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Kelly, Alexis
Editor:
Butler, Stephanie
Editor:
Kealy, Kelly
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - Midwest - East North Central (General)
Subject:
United States - Midwest - Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
United States / Midwest / East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20091103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.94x5.24x.76 in. .83 lbs.

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