Monday, November 15, 2010

What To See and Do in Chicago - #8

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.

I'll admit, this is something I've yet to do on my visits to Chicago, but have wanted to do for a very long time.  Hopping on one of the Trolley's or Double Decker buses seems like a great way to see the city. 

You can choose from a variety of tours:

 - The Signature Tour covers 13 miles of Chicago's downtown and loop area.  It is a single day ticket that allows you to ride for the full two hours or hop off to do some sightseeing on your own and re-board later than same day to continue the tour.
 - Maybe you would rather see a smaller section of the city.  The North Neighborhood tour will take you to places like Millennium Park or Wrigley Field.  Or maybe you would be more interested in seeing Chinatown or stopping by Oprah's Store on the West Neighborhood tour.  Of course there is also the Museum of Science and Industry on the South Neighborhood tour.
 - If you're going to be in Chicago for a few days and want to take your time seeing all the sites, the Explore Chicago tour is probably what you need.  You can jump on the bus or trolley and take a ride to one of the museums, stop for some shopping or a nice lunch with friends or family.  You have 3 full days explore Chicago while sitting back and enjoying the scenic view of Chicago from one of the Trolley's or Double Decker buses.

For more information about the tours, visit the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. website here. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What to See and Do in Chicago - #7

Yes I'm way behind on posting about family fun things to do in Chicago.  First it was our family fun trip to California and then our family fun trip to Chicago.  Actually, the trip to Chicago was also about planning TAFRU, but I always love the opportunity to head into the city.  Still, my time away meant time away from a lot of things, including posting here.

Now onto more things to do in Chicago.

Chicago History Museum

I realize that not everyone is interested in history and even more are probably not interested in Chicago's history, but for you history buffs out there, this one may be worth the trip.

The museum takes care of, shows and interrupts over 22 million authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history in both permanent and temporary exhibits.

Permanent exhibits include - Chicago:  Crossroad of America, Sensing Chicago, The Dioramas, and Treasures.

Current temporary exhibits on display are - I Do!  Chicago Ties the Knot, My Chinatown, Lincoln at 200, and Lincoln Park Block by Block.

To see descriptions of these displays, click here

The museum also hold various events during the year such as tours, films, lectures and seminars.