October visit | Chicago - LikeALocal Guide

October visit

By Traveller August 13, 2019

October visit

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By CHRISTIE Traveller August 13, 2019

I will be visiting Chicago in October with my 18 year old son. Best places to visit and eat?

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Mexican- El Milagro

The best food is in the local neighborhoods, so you'll have to venture away from Downtown.
Local August 13, 2019
Try a foodie tour with www.chica-go.us
Local August 13, 2019
Stay away from Navy Pier if you want a true experience. :/ The Chicago Architecture Foundation river cruises are actually very interesting and highly recommended (and yes, even an 18 year old will find them interesting, regardless of interest in architecture). You can also do tours of the lake on a speed boat, if you need a bit more excitement! Segway tours along the lake or museum campus are really fun (not sure on age limits though). Head up to the Signature Lounge at the Hancock for an appetizer and cool drink and INCREDIBLE views. Day or nighttime viewing is equally as fun and beautiful to see. Second City for comedy shows. Also, get out of the city/loop and explore some neighborhoods. Lincoln Park, Logan Square are fun and cool. Kathy Osterman or Foster Beach are less crowded but nice (Kathy Osterman is a personal favorite, thanks to the ample sand and quiet-ness).

Pequad's pizza, Monnie Burke's, Steak 48, Publican, Somerset are all great restaurants!
Local August 14, 2019
What kind of food are you interested in and price range? Chicago has a variety of neighborhoods with a variety of foods.
Local August 13, 2019
pizza, burgers, Italian, Mexican, good ole American food
Best Places to Eat in Chicago for Brunch
1. Mortar and Pestle
2. Batter and Berries
3. Tweet
4. Toast
5. Lula Cafe
15 Fascinating Places To Visit In Chicago
1. Millenium Park
Location: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago
Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM
2. Art Institute of Chicago
Location: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM
3. Riverwalk
Location: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago
Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM
4. Navy Pier
Location: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM
5. John Hancock Observatory
Location: 875 Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM
6. Cloud Gate
Location: AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park
Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM
7. The Magnificent Mile
8. Lincoln Park Zoo
Location: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago
Timings: 7 AM to 4:30 PM
9. Chicago History Museum
Location: 1601 N Clark St, Chicago
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
10. Glessner House
Location: 1800 S. Prairie Ave.
Timings: 11 AM to 4 PM
11. Crown Fountain
Location: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago
Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM
12. Shedd Aquarium
Location: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Timings: 8.30 AM to 6 PM
13. Buckingham Fountain
Location: 301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago
14. Garfield Park Conservatory
Location: 300, North Central Park Avenue, Chicago
Timings: Thursday to Tuesday – 9 AM to 5 PM; Wednesdays – 9 AM to 8 PM
15. Promontory Point at Burnham Park

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Local October 3, 2019
October is a great time to visit! What kinds of things do you and your son like to do/eat? There are great museums (art, history, natural history, interactive science), neighborhoods that are like cities unto themselves, food that’s unique to Chicago, international food, unique food. Do you want to do touristy things (no shame in that, Chicago has great ones) or off the beaten path? I would definitely recommend the architecture river cruise. I’m local and I really enjoyed it.
Local August 14, 2019
His goal is to be a film editor sometime and live in a big city. We like history. I am interested in visiting a Frank Lloyd Wright house as well. He is also a sports nut so I thought of Wrigley field. He wants to do the skydeck. I would also like to see some of the suburbs as well.
Where are you staying, that will dramatically effect recommendations.
Local August 13, 2019
We are staying downtown. E. Delaware PL
If you've never had Chicago Deep Dish before, go to Lou Malnatis. I would recommend going to the Game Room inside of the Chicago Athletic Association, and Cindy's rooftop in the same building if you have time.

If you want to see some cool architecture, check out the riverwalk, and the Merchandise Mart building. It's HUGE and they have a nightly light show on the front of the building.

Finally, Millennium Park if you've never been here. Very touristy photo opportunity, but if you don't have a picture with the bean, can you say you came to Chicago?

If you want to venture outside the loop, take an Uber or Lyft (or blue line if you're feeling extra adventurous) to Logan Square, they have a ton of good bars and restaurants. My favorite is Boiler Room.
Nick Local August 13, 2019
The blue line is perfectly fine during the day, nothing ‘adventurous’ about it ... :-) have lunch at Fat Rice if you go to Logan Square!
Leentje Local August 14, 2019