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DisgruntledHawkFan 04-11-2012 07:04 PM

Visiting Chicago - Come for the pizza, stay for the pizza
 
We get asked enough. Post questions here and offer suggestions for our tourists looking to enjoy one of the world's finest cities.

Any Colour You Like 04-11-2012 07:28 PM

Pizza. This city is pizza.

ChiGuySez 04-11-2012 09:25 PM

Frommers, Fodors or any number of the other travel books are your friends. :nod:

MurrayBannerman 04-12-2012 12:07 AM

Just eat Maxwell Street when you come here. I will then accept you as my friend.

IU Hawks fan 04-12-2012 12:24 AM

Some past threads on the subject:

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...coming+chicago

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...siting+chicago
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1162101

Bubba88 04-12-2012 05:24 AM

some day, I will come and visit this city :laugh:

Any Colour You Like 04-12-2012 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bubba88 (Post 47807217)
some day, I will come and visit this city :laugh:

Have I piqued your interest? :naughty:

Teemu 04-12-2012 06:54 AM

Anything anyone needs to know

http://wikitravel.org/en/Chicago

IU Hawks fan 04-12-2012 09:26 AM

Belugas, did you write all that yourself?

If so, you have far too much free time.

Blue Liner 04-12-2012 01:38 PM

Finally. I was literally going to start a visiting thread today after reading the one started by the Canuck fan below. Then I read this. Way to step up, Mod!

Any Colour You Like 04-12-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 47812351)
Belugas, did you write all that yourself?

If so, you have far too much free time.

I'll take that first part as a compliment and ignore the second part.

IU Hawks fan 04-12-2012 04:28 PM

I find this part hilarious

"The two residents of the United Center, the Bulls NBA team which boasts such superstars in its history as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Derrick Rose, and the Blackhawks, our beloved NHL hockey team that is the most recent champion of Chicago, are both known to create one of the loudest atmospheres in sports."

:laugh:

Bulls play in a library. People only get loud about T-shirt tosses and the last few minutes. Hell, I put the end of the game on the other night and half the 100 level was emptying out in the last 2 minutes.

IceHog1962 04-12-2012 04:29 PM

http://www.pizanoschicago.com/

RayP 04-12-2012 04:53 PM

Go to Gino's for a beer, so you can say you've been there. Then go to Lou's for dinner.

madgoat33 04-12-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 47837593)
I find this part hilarious

"The two residents of the United Center, the Bulls NBA team which boasts such superstars in its history as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Derrick Rose, and the Blackhawks, our beloved NHL hockey team that is the most recent champion of Chicago, are both known to create one of the loudest atmospheres in sports."

:laugh:

Bulls play in a library. People only get loud about T-shirt tosses and the last few minutes. Hell, I put the end of the game on the other night and half the 100 level was emptying out in the last 2 minutes.


There's only so much mindless regular season wins a fanbase can take

HawksFan74 04-13-2012 12:30 AM

Can we edit to the title of this thread? /Ticket Exchange

UsernameWasTaken 04-13-2012 02:36 AM

I've been going to Chicago a couple of times a year since I was 7 (I'm 32 now so it's 25 yrs and counting). My aunt and her family has always lived on the north shore - firstly wilmette, and now Lake Forest.

There's a bunch of Chicago I've seen and have not seen...but when I'm headed out there for a wkend and have time to come into the city I always go to the art institute and hang around in that area. I'm very familiar with the area and have probably seen the basic "go to" sites a million times over.

Can anyone think of any hidden treasures right around that area I might have missed - things it might have never occurred to me to check out?

Leaving aside everything Chicago in general has to offer - if my uncle dropped me off in front of the art institute at 9 am on weekday and i had a few hours to kill, i'd visited the usual suspects in the area, and didn't want to leave the general area...what would you suggest i see that i might have missed?

madgoat33 04-13-2012 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken (Post 47886689)
I've been going to Chicago a couple of times a year since I was 7 (I'm 32 now so it's 25 yrs and counting). My aunt and her family has always lived on the north shore - firstly wilmette, and now Lake Forest.

There's a bunch of Chicago I've seen and have not seen...but when I'm headed out there for a wkend and have time to come into the city I always go to the art institute and hang around in that area. I'm very familiar with the area and have probably seen the basic "go to" sites a million times over.

Can anyone think of any hidden treasures right around that area I might have missed - things it might have never occurred to me to check out?

Leaving aside everything Chicago in general has to offer - if my uncle dropped me off in front of the art institute at 9 am on weekday and i had a few hours to kill, i'd visited the usual suspects in the area, and didn't want to leave the general area...what would you suggest i see that i might have missed?

I know some bars that are worth going to, but outside of booze, sports and a couple museums I got nothing.

Arcane 07-19-2012 10:29 AM

Lollapalooza 2012
 
Oilers fan here.

I'll be attending Lolla this year and it will be my first time. Pretty amped, always loved Chicago.

We're there a few days early, what are some places I have to go?.

Our group is 27-28, we like to drink (a lot) and eat.

Any suggestions?

Ace Rothstein 07-23-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arcane (Post 52709979)
Oilers fan here.

I'll be attending Lolla this year and it will be my first time. Pretty amped, always loved Chicago.

We're there a few days early, what are some places I have to go?.

Our group is 27-28, we like to drink (a lot) and eat.

Any suggestions?

What exactly are you looking for? Museums? Sports? Bars? Chicago has a lot to offer.

madgoat33 07-23-2012 05:47 PM

did we mention bars?

Jeffrey Lebowski 07-23-2012 08:25 PM

If you're going to be downtown a lot... leave and go to the neighborhoods. Downtown is cool and all for touristy kinds of things but there's tons of culture and cooler bars/restaurants when you leave downtown.

My suggestion, if you're comfortable with it, is to buy a 3 or 5 day CTA pass and take the red or blue line to an area and explore the bars/restaurants around there. Ask around for neighborhoods to go check out and I'm sure you'll get an idea of some places to go.

Red and blue lines run 24/7 and as long as you don't venture too far away from the stop you get off, you can easily find your way back and just hop back on the train whenever you wanna leave.

Teemu 07-23-2012 08:39 PM

Groupon sells discounted three day tickets for $9.

Max Denby 07-27-2012 08:00 PM

I'm planning (hoping) to go to Chicago next year. 1 week in february or march. Hoping to catch at least 2 home games.
1: When should I buy tickets? (I know most games are sold out)
2: Which seats do you recommend? Traveling from Europe I would like decent seats. Price?
3. Hotel. Can you recommend a hotel "close" to United Center?

Thanks guys

Let's say:
TUE FEB 19, 2013 RED WINGS BLACKHAWKS
7:00 PM
FRI FEB 22, 2013 BLUE JACKETS BLACKHAWKS
7:30 PM
SUN FEB 24, 2013 CANUCKS BLACKHAWKS
6:00 PM

committedindian86 07-28-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max Denby (Post 53046365)
I'm planning (hoping) to go to Chicago next year. 1 week in february or march. Hoping to catch at least 2 home games.
1: When should I buy tickets? (I know most games are sold out)
2: Which seats do you recommend? Traveling from Europe I would like decent seats. Price?
3. Hotel. Can you recommend a hotel "close" to United Center?

Thanks guys

Let's say:
TUE FEB 19, 2013 RED WINGS BLACKHAWKS
7:00 PM
FRI FEB 22, 2013 BLUE JACKETS BLACKHAWKS
7:30 PM
SUN FEB 24, 2013 CANUCKS BLACKHAWKS
6:00 PM

Every game sells out and whenever tickets go on sale is when you should get on the Hawks website to buy the tickets. I'm sure someone here knows the exact date they go onsale but I really don't.


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