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#1 TammyB

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    Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:59 AM

    So DH and are wanted to do something for our anniversary, but since we are trying to save money our budget is very limited. We decided to go to Chicago, I'm looking for suggestions on where to say that is near Navy Pier. Cain's Ma can get us a pretty decent price on the Radisson for the night of June 4th & 5th, but we wanted to make sure their wasn't other places to stay that are a bit closer.

    Also what other things would you suggest we do/see? The 5th is our anniversary so I'd like to do something special that day, maybe a massage somewhere or something.. Would love your ideas..

    #2 lucy106

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      Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:06 AM

      May I suggest this website...
      Choose Chicago - the official visitors site for Chicago | Tours and attractions

      Millenium Park is nice to go to and see the bean and the water things that the kids and those of us kid like adults play in. Lincoln Park Zoo is free.If the Cubs are playing when you are there get some bleacher seats and go there. Nothing like a game at Wrigley.

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:10 AM

        Thanks for the web link...

        #4 Maura

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        Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:16 AM

        In terms of things to do for your anniversary like a spa and dinner, I have a few suggestions.

        Spas
        1) Allyu (pronounced Ah-yoo) Spa Allyu Spa - Chicago Day Spa - Massage, Acupuncture, Facials and more
        they have GREAT treatments and even better prices. you can do side by side massages here! (plus its across the street from my house!)

        2) Spa Space Chicago spa: Spa Space Downtown Chicago - a great spa, but kind of expensive.

        3) Bliss Spa in the W Hotel on Lakeshore Drive. Really nice, but kind of way overpriced if you ask me, and way more boutique-y than Allyu.

        For dinner, what kind of cuisine are you feeling? I have lots of ideas for that depending on what kind of food you want.

        Also, I would recommend a boat tour. This is a good one that has a couple options and it boards on the river off of Michigan Ave near Wacker. Wendella Sightseeing Boats, Chicago original since 1935, Schedules and information

        #5 TammyB

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          Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

          Hmm Maura, if we go to the spa across the street from your house I'll expect you to make us dinner.. lol

          Thanks for the links, i'll check them out.

          #6 ~*petals*~

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            Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

            As far as hotels near Navy Pier go... the W Chicago Lake Shore is very close. Not sure how the rates compare to what your MIL found, but worth checking out...

            #7 Lorilou

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              Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:58 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Maura
              In terms of things to do for your anniversary like a spa and dinner, I have a few suggestions.

              Spas
              1) Allyu (pronounced Ah-yoo) Spa Allyu Spa - Chicago Day Spa - Massage, Acupuncture, Facials and more
              they have GREAT treatments and even better prices. you can do side by side massages here! (plus its across the street from my house!)

              2) Spa Space Chicago spa: Spa Space Downtown Chicago - a great spa, but kind of expensive.

              3) Bliss Spa in the W Hotel on Lakeshore Drive. Really nice, but kind of way overpriced if you ask me, and way more boutique-y than Allyu.

              For dinner, what kind of cuisine are you feeling? I have lots of ideas for that depending on what kind of food you want.

              Also, I would recommend a boat tour. This is a good one that has a couple options and it boards on the river off of Michigan Ave near Wacker. Wendella Sightseeing Boats, Chicago original since 1935, Schedules and information
              I DEFINITELY Second Maura on the Boat Tour, they are very educational and scenic. They take you down the chicago river and out on Lake Michigan. It is one of my most favorite things to do in the city. I've lived her 12 years and I've been 5 times and never get sick of it!! My suggestion is to get tickets early b/c they do sell out. you'll most likely have fantastic weather in June, so it's lovely thing to do during the day!

              also for dinner, DeLaCosta is a nice restaurant near Navy Pier within walking distance. I've been there a number of times and enjoyed myself.
              DeLaCosta
              465 E. Illinois St.
              Chicago, IL 60611

              #8 Lorilou

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                Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

                also, there are tons of shows in chicago. so if you are interested in that sort of thing. I'd recommend Second City and any off broadway shows. I've been to a ton so if something interests you, ask and i'll give my 2 cents. :)

                #9 TammyB

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                  Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:33 AM

                  We have a second city comedy club here as well. Always enjoyed it.

                  DH wanted to go to the aquarium, where is that, and is it worth it?

                  #10 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:36 AM

                    Do you like fondue? My all time favorite fondue restaurant is in Chicago - Geja's! And it's super romantic, and they have a great wine list as well. Ahhhhh ... maybe I will join you! lol




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