Located convieniently in the Loop, the Art Institute is one of the top art museums in the US. Their Monet collection is especially big, but they have many other wonderful collections as well. They have a 'free-admission' day once a month, but spend the money and go on another day, because the crowds are pretty big.
Chicago has some of the best museums, and this is no exception. If travelling to Chicago, it's definitely worth spending time here. Many exhibits are interactive, making it great for kids and adults alike.
I love this place! If you want a true Chicago Blues experience (a must for any visitor), go here. The music is great, the location is convenient - just north of the loop. It's very loud and smokey, so it's definitely not child friendly, but a good time for adults.
I've taken several pieces here for framing and matting and have usually been satisfied with their prices and quality, but once they completely ruined a beautiful watercolor. I'd still try them again, but only if the art was replaceable.
On a beautiful day, this riverboat tour will give you the best Chicago has to offer. I've been on it several times, taking visitors from out-of-town and it is always the highlight of their trip.
When my husband and I decided to buy our first home, we were looking for a realtor who would take us seriously with our small budget and not try to sell us on things that weren't our idea. Tracy was it! She patiently led us through the purchase process and never tried to push us in a direction we weren't interested in. This laid-back approach have made lifetime customers out of us.
As new owners of an 80 year old hillside home, we wanted to make sure our foundation was solid. Alpha Structural came highly recommended by our neighbors, we hired them and they brought our foundation up-to-code. We were very pleased with the results.
Located right on the water's edge, the tanks overlook Lake Michigan and seem to go on forever. Their Beluga whale exhibit is fantastic, and I love the otters. They have a 'free admission' day once a month, but often the crowds are too much. Spend the admission and go on another day. It's worth it.
I've only ever had waxing done here. They do a great job and are very reasonably priced. I never have trouble getting an appointment and never have to wait. I'm always very happy with the results.
The Arizona Memorial is above a sunken battleship located in Pearl Harbor. It's a stunning memorial and worth seeing, but because the museum isn't well-funded, they cannot handle the large number of visitors they receive each day. Plan on waiting with a crowd of people for a long time or cut the wait by getting there early.