Eat

Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant

Andy's is a couple of blocks west of Michigan Avenue behind the Wrigley Building. It's a full-service restaurant (steaks, ribs, seafood, etc.), but for more than 30 years its prime fare has been live jazz, 7 nights a week.

11 E Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL

See & Do

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

After a series of expansions and tinkerings, the combination house and studio looks today as it did in 1909, thanks to a series of restorations. For a time, it was subdivided into 6 apartments.

951 Chicago Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Sleep

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago

This 357-room hotel is located 2 blocks from the Magnificent Mile and features big (if generic) rooms for the price, plus an indoor pool, a well-equipped fitness center and a barbecue restaurant.

10 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

See & Do

The Magnificent Mile

A celebration of consumerism, Michigan Avenue from Oak Street on the north nearly to the Chicago River on the south is essentially one store after another, interrupted by the occasional hotel.

909 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Getting There

O’Hare International Airport

A hub for both United and American airlines, O’Hare International is the primary airport serving the Chicago area and is the second-busiest airport in the United States.

10000 West O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666

Sleep

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

The luxurious 415-room Sofitel Chicago, 2 blocks from the Magnificent Mile, is noteworthy for its sleek modern decor and excellent service.

20 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611

Eat

The Wiener’s Circle

Stop by after midnight and Wiener’s Circle is transformed from a no-frills hot dog stand into a rowdy, packed free-for-all complete with shouting drunks and legendary sassy servers.

2622 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614