How many days needed for Chicago this summer. We plan to visit the Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field (by way of riding the L)...?

the Chicago Funhouse Maze, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Money Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications, the Willis Tower and the Michael Jordan statue. As well as walk through the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Block 37 and see the Chicago Skyline by way of a boat trip.

We are staying near Navy Pier. Hoping to use the Hop on Hope off bus. How many days will we need for this?

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  • 4 years ago
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    I think 3 or 4 days would be what you would need to see everything on your list without rushing too much. You itinerary could look like this:

    Day 1: Hop On bus for Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Willis Tower, and Magnificent Mile

    Day 2: Take the El or Hop On bus North. Be aware there are a bunch of dates the Hop On bus does not stop at the stadium due to games. See Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Stadium, and come back the Chicago River or Navy Pier to get your architecture cruise. Walk around Navy Pier afterwords and do the Funhouse Maze.

    Day 3: Go mostly by foot to see the Loop attractions such as Block 37, the Money Museum, and the Broadcasting Museum. Perhaps see a Broadway show in the Theater district.

    Going to see the Michael Jordan is a bit out of the way, but you could squeeze it in on the third day. The problem is that there are no El trains that you could take to get there. You would have to take the city bus. The neighborhood that the United Center is in (while imporoving) is still pretty rough. There isn't much else to see, no restaurants to go to, and you probably don't want to walk around too much. If you wanted to see another part of the city I recommend taking the Red Line El or Hop On bus to Chinatown. You could also take the Blue Line El to the Damon stop to explore Wicker Park and Bucktown.

    Happy travels!

    • sgltrvlr4 years agoReport

      Thank you for those details!

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  • 4 years ago

    If you want a relaxed vacation with time to swim at the beach, take a nap sometimes, eat at restaurants, stay a week. If you want to rush everywhere, three or four days should do it. You will need a rest before going back to work.

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