Friday, June 22, 2007

Plan Your Chicago Weekend

Things to Do In and Around Chicago

If you want to make a full vacation out of your trip to Chicago, here's a list of events and tourist destinations you might be interested in.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Everything you need to know to get around the city – including maps and a trip planner.


Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave (Michigan and Adams)
Friday 10:30-9:00 (free from 5-9), Saturday and Sunday 10-5
Adults - $12, Students and Seniors (65 and up) - $7, Children under 12 are free

Field Museum
1400 Lake Shore Dr.
(Lake Shore and Roosevelt, Museum Campus)
Regular Hours are 9-5 daily. Last admission at 4 pm
Adults - $12, Children (4-11), students (with ID), Seniors (65+) - $7

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr – Museum Campus
Adults - $24.50, Seniors and youth - $17.95

Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr. (Museum Campus)
Adults - $10, Kids - $6, Seniors (65+) - $8

Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr.
Monday-Saturday 9:30-4, Sunday 11-4
Adult - $11, Child (3-11) - $7, Senior (65+) - $9.50

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Cubs vs SF - Thursday July 19, 1:20 PM
Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday July 20 1:20PM, Saturday July 21 12:05PM, Sunday July 22 1:20PM
Wrigley Field (Addison and Clark St.)
Tickets from $19

Music and Theater

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater
3133 N. Halsted St.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts
24 W. Randolph St

The Color Purple
The Cadillac Palace Theater
151 W. Randolf St.

Cirque Shanghai
Navy Pier
Grand and Lake Shore
Tickets from $14.50


Cool Globes

The Lake Front
125 different globes by 125 different artists and celebrities to raise awareness for global warming

Navy Pier
Grand and Lake Shore Dr.
Saturday starting at 10:15 pm

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Blockparty
Madison and Des Plaines
Friday, July 20 and Saturday July 21 - 5pm to 10:30pm
The host of the event, Old St. Pat’s Church, is Chicago’s oldest public building and a treasured historic landmark. The World’s Largest Block Party is Old St. Patrick’s major fundraising event of the year.

John Hancock Center
Michigan Ave and Chicago Ave
Signature Room on the 95th and 96th floor is free to get to, stays open until 1:30 am Friday and Saturday. Perfect place to watch the fireworks.

Sears Tower Skydeck
Wacker Dr. and Jackson Blvd
9am – 9:30pm
Adult - $12.95
103rd floor is tallest occupied floor in the world

Lincoln Park Zoo
Grounds open 9-6
Just off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago

Outside Chicago –

Six Flags Great America

Gurnee, Il off I-94

Bristol Renaissance Faire
Saturdays and Sundays 10-7
Kenosha, WI • Illinois/Wisconsin Border

For more information on what to do in Chicago (like discovering more local/smaller events) check out the Chicago Reader online, or the Chicago Tourism website

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