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    Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    So on the way in to work this morning the wife and I were talking about the Twins standings and the matchup this weekend against the division leading ChiSox.
    Then it struck us...why not go to Chicago and watch the game?

    So either tonight after work or tomorrow morning we are going to drive to Chicago.
    My question is does anybody have any good hotel recommendations?
    I'd like to be as close to downtown/Michagan Ave as possible, but don't want to spend $200 a night.
    I'd also like to hit up a Blues joint.
    Any good ones?
    Last time I went to Blue Chicago (the smaller one) and had a good time there so wouldn't be opposed to going back, but don't want to be too far from the hotel.

    Anything else to do or see with one night in Chicago?

    Suggestions and opinions welcome!



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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    Can't help with info but I do want say have a good time and travel safe my friend.
    ;D
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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    So on the way in to work this morning the wife and I were talking about the Twins standings and the matchup this weekend against the division leading ChiSox.
    Then it struck us...why not go to Chicago and watch the game?
    What are you doing with the kid?


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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    So on the way in to work this morning the wife and I were talking about the Twins standings and the matchup this weekend against the division leading ChiSox.
    Then it struck us...why not go to Chicago and watch the game?
    What are you doing with the kid?


    =Z=
    LOL!
    Leave it to another parent to have that issue be the first thing on their mind.
    ;D

    We're optimistic that the wife's parents will take him overnight.
    They usually jump at any chance to watch him for us since they only see him a couple times a month.
    We were hoping to get two nights away (leave tonight) but not sure if that is in the best interst of our son, or the grandparents.
    ;D
    I don't think we've ever left him anywhere for 2 nights in a row, so we'll probably just leave Saturday morning.
    I'm pretty sure the wife couldn't handle being away from him for 2 days anyways.
    I'm used to it because of business travel on a semi-regular basis.

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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    So on the way in to work this morning the wife and I were talking about the Twins standings and the matchup this weekend against the division leading ChiSox.
    Then it struck us...why not go to Chicago and watch the game?

    So either tonight after work or tomorrow morning we are going to drive to Chicago.
    My question is does anybody have any good hotel recommendations?
    I'd like to be as close to downtown/Michagan Ave as possible, but don't want to spend $200 a night.
    I'd also like to hit up a Blues joint.
    Any good ones?
    Last time I went to Blue Chicago (the smaller one) and had a good time there so wouldn't be opposed to going back, but don't want to be too far from the hotel.

    Anything else to do or see with one night in Chicago?

    Suggestions and opinions welcome!


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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    I have an open couch
    lol kidding.... for being in the travel industry I don't know the area that I live in very well so I can't be much of a help there.


    I'd say The House of Blues for some entertainment.
    But, again, I don't get into the city... well ever... so I'm really no help

    Lance and I were thinking about going to one of the games this weekend, I'm not sure if it will be saturday or sunday though.... let me know which one you guys end up going to.

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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    go to hotwire.com



    you can choose which area specifically youd like a hotel in (itl ask which part of downtown), then choose how many stars you want it to be, then ul get it at a huge discount
    People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.

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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    So on the way in to work this morning the wife and I were talking about the Twins standings and the matchup this weekend against the division leading ChiSox.
    Then it struck us...why not go to Chicago and watch the game?

    So either tonight after work or tomorrow morning we are going to drive to Chicago.
    My question is does anybody have any good hotel recommendations?
    I'd like to be as close to downtown/Michagan Ave as possible, but don't want to spend $200 a night.
    I'd also like to hit up a Blues joint.
    Any good ones?
    Last time I went to Blue Chicago (the smaller one) and had a good time there so wouldn't be opposed to going back, but don't want to be too far from the hotel.

    Anything else to do or see with one night in Chicago?

    Suggestions and opinions welcome!
    Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you. Finding a cheap hotel room might be problematic this weekend. Heck, finding a hotel room period might be problematic this weekend.

    On the other hand, finding some good blues for you to listen to will be easy.

    [size=10pt]25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-8, 2008[/size]

    Mark your calendars as the summer of 2008 will be one filled of music not to be missed. The City of Chicago announces a landmark celebration for the 25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-8, 2008. Sweet Home Chicago has never been better, as the Chicago Blues Festival takes over Grant Park June 5-8, 2008. The largest free admission Blues festival in the world, the four-day festival offers the best in national, international and local Blues entertainment on six stages with more than 70 performances
    Blues Festival information


    All you have to do is make your way to grant park, right along the lake. The festival is free.

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    Oh, and here's the performance schedule for the festival:

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/ChgoBluesFestivalSchedule2008_1.pdf

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    Re: Attention Chicago Natives/Travelers

    theres a holiday inn right off Michigan ave if your not looking for anything special..
    also go to Carsons for the best ribs ever, and also go to Ed Debevics (sp?) i always go to those 2
    when i take a week to go down there and just walking around down there is something else!

    Thanks josdin00

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