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Chicago Itinerary (tentative, of course)

Tentative plans – as of 06-22-07
July 30, Monday:
9:00am      Drive to Newark Airport
11:40am      Depart Newark Airport
12:59pm      Arrive Chicago O’Hare Airport
3:00pm      Check-in to the Amalfi Hotel Chicago
20 West Kinzie St., between N Dearborn & N State Sts
3:30-7:00pm      Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St (welcome center)
Magnificent Mile
N Michigan Ave
8:00pm      Dinner: Spiaggia (opentable reservation)
980 N. Michigan Ave @ Oak Street, 312/280-2750
Italian        The Magnificent Mile and the Gold Coast
10:00pm      Cocktails @ the Signature Lounge, the John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave, 96th floor
July 31, Tuesday:
10:00am-ish     Breakfast at the Hotel
10:45am-2:00pm      Chicago Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
Meet the tour in front of Ghirardelli Chocolate-
118 East Pearson St (b/t Rush St and Michigan Ave).
2:00-4:30pm      Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave @ Adams St (Open until 4:30)
4:30-6:00pm      Buckingham Fountain
Grant Park
Fine Arts Building – 10th floor?
410 S. Michigan Ave (Open until 10:00)
Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building
1 S. State St., @SE corner of State & Madison Sts
Other Loop sites?
Marshall Field?
8:00pm      Dinner: Topolobampo (opentable reservation 8:15pm) OR Frontera Grill (no reservations)
445 N Clark St Between Illinois and Hubbard Sts,      312/661-1434
Mexican      River North
After Dinner Options:
Pops for champagne
601 North State Street at Ohio
Blue Chicago/Blue Chicago on Clark
736 N. Clark (at Superior)/536 N. Clark (at Ohio)
Buddy Guy’s Legends
754 S. Wabash Ave
Andy’s Jazz Club
11 East Hubbard St.
August 1, Wednesday:
10:00am-ish     Breakfast at the Hotel
10:00 am      John G. Shedd Aquarium (BUY CITYPASS)
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr (Opens at 9:00am)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr
Field Museum of Natural History
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr (Open until 5:00pm)
7:30pm      Dinner: Alinea (phone reservation 6/4/)
1723 N. Halsted St @ North Ave. and Willow St, 312/867-0110
Eclectic      Lincoln Park
After Dinner Options:
(See Tuesday)
August 2, Thursday:
10:00am      Breakfast at the Hotel
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Ave @ Chicago & Ogden Aves (Open 10-5)
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
1801 S. Indiana Ave @18th St (Open 11 – 6)
4:00-6:00pm      Spa Massages
Spa Space
161 N Canal St @Randolph St. Open 10-8)
8:00pm      Dinner: Green Zebra (opentable reservation)
1460 W Chicago Ave @ Greenview St, 312/243-7100
Eclectic, Vegetarian      River North
After Dinner Options:
(See Tuesday)
August 3, Friday:
10:00am-ish     Breakfast at the Hotel
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave, 1 block east of Michigan Ave (Open 10-5)
Lunch at Oak Tree or foodlife??
1:20      Cubs v Mets Game at Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison
6:15pm      Dinner: Charlie Trotter (phone reservation w/katie 4/7)
816 W. Armitage Ave @ Halsted St, 773/248-6228
Eclectic      Lincoln Park
11:00pm      Comedy Show at Second City
August 4, Saturday:
10:00am-ish     Breakfast at the Hotel
11:00am   Visit Art Galleries
Lunch      Goose Island Brewing Company
1800 N. Clybourn Ave
Brewpub      Lincoln Park
Armitage Ave Shopping?
Between Halsted St. & Racine Ave. (Start at El Stop-Brown Line)
1154 Lill Studio
Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Zoo
8:00pm      Dinner: Arun’s (phone reservation 6/15)
4156 N. Kedzie @ Irving Park Rd, 773/539-1909
Asian/Pac Rim      Wrigleyville & the North Side
10:15pm      Fireworks at Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. (Open until 12pm)
August 5, Sunday:
10:00am-ish     Breakfast at the Hotel
12:00pm      Check out of Amalfi Hotel Chicago
12:00-4:00pm      Lunch at Gino’s East      Pizza      River North
Last Minute Shopping?
6:45pm      Depart Chicago O’Hare Airport
10:00pm      Arrive Newark Airport

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