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Wrigley Field Wrigley Field is one of the country's oldest baseball parks as well as on of the most beautiful. The field is one of the only in the country that does not include Astroturf. Lush green plants hang from the out field walls. The field is the perfect place to relax in the sun and take in one of the Chicago Cubs Games.

Oprah Winfrey Show Beloved by millions Oprah Winfrey is one of the only women in history to own her own production and television studios. Seating is limited but admission to a taping of the show is free. Reservations must be made in advance by phone.

Sears Tower Skydeck Standing high in the Chicago skyline for the past 25-years the Sears Tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. Ride on the elevator as it climbs up the 110 stories to the observation deck. Visitors can view lake Michigan, the entire city and parts of surrounding states on especially clear days.

Rink Side Ice Arena & Family Entertainment Center 60,000 square foot facility in Gurnee Mills Mall that features an NHL size ice skating rink, hundreds of video & prize ticket games, a 2000 square foot laser tag arena, and snack bar that serves fresh, homemade pizza.
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Water Tower Place - Holding on to its title of the largest mall on Michigan Avenue Water Tower Place offers shoppers eight levels of shopping, dining and entertainment. The mall features more than 100 stores, restaurants and movie theatres. If you are pressed fro time grab something quick to eat at the upscale food court or enjoy sit down service in one of the casual dining establishments.

Magnificent Mile - This mile-long stretch of premium shopping, dining and galleries is one of the most well known stretches of Michigan Avenue. Shoppers can find the perfect Chicago souvenir or eat at one of the tempting cafes or bakeries. During the holidays the stretch is a sight to behold with its elaborate decorations and lights.

Woodfield Mall - Woodfield Mall is one of the largest indoor shopping complexes in the country and is conveniently located near O'Hare Airport. The mall offers more than 300 department and specialty stores. Shoppers will enjoy world-class shopping and dining at one of the 40 restaurants located here.

Chicago Activities

John G. Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium Situated along the coast of Lake Michigan this indoor aquarium and oceanarium features a collection of more than 650 species of aquatic life. Visit the 90,000-gallon coral reef exhibit, or enjoy the marine mammal show featuring dolphins and whales. After a day of exploration settle into one of the restaurants that offer spectacular views or the lake.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo is located in the urban downtown environment of Chicago and offers spectacular animal displays in an outdoor setting. The zoo is home to hundreds of exotic animals and traditional zoo favorites. Children will be delighted but the Children's Zoo and farm located in the zoo. Stop at one of the zoo restaurants when you get hungry.

Six Flag Great America Six Flags Great America is the largest amusement theme park in the Midwest and features thrilling rides, exciting midway games, and activities for children at the Looney Toons National Park and Camp Cartoon Network. Adults and children that want more adventure can climb on one of the spine tingling roller coasters or the Giant Drop.

Chicago Restaurants and Bars

Chicago Restaurants

Frontera Grill - One of the most popular spots in the city Frontera Grill is also one of the city's most popular. The wait on the weekend can be long but the food is well worth it. Try one of their specialty margaritas or queso fundido.

Narcisse - The interior of Narcisse is dimly lit and inviting and seems to turn the ordinary into the superb. People in the city come here not only for the great food but to be seen. Lounge in one of the red velvet chairs while sipping on champagne and dining on fine caviar.

Carlos - Enjoy superb French cuisine in this 4-star rated restaurant. The service is impeccable and the staff is eager to help you find the perfect dish. Make sure to save room for one of their tempting and sinful desserts. Reservations are suggested for early diners.

Chicago children's activities

John G. Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium Situated along the coast of Lake Michigan this indoor aquarium and oceanarium features a collection of more than 650 species of aquatic life. Visit the 90,000-gallon coral reef exhibit, or enjoy the marine mammal show featuring dolphins and whales. After a day of exploration settle into one of the restaurants that offer spectacular views or the lake.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo is located in the urban downtown environment of Chicago and offers spectacular animal displays in an outdoor setting. The zoo is home to hundreds of exotic animals and traditional zoo favorites. Children will be delighted but the Children's Zoo and farm located in the zoo. Stop at one of the zoo restaurants when you get hungry.

Six Flag Great America Six Flags Great America is the largest amusement theme park in the Midwest and features thrilling rides, exciting midway games, and activities for children at the Looney Toons National Park and Camp Cartoon Network. Adults and children that want more adventure can climb on one of the spine tingling roller coasters or the Giant Drop.

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