Frommer's Chicago 2003

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Wiley, Nov 14, 2002 - Travel - 328 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Chicago features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Written and personally researched by a lifelong resident, it covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems. Our author has inspected every hotel, and knows the city intimately.

There's something for every taste and budget, from world-class dining at Charlie Trotter's to killer barbecue at the most authentic rib shacks in town. With Frommer's in hand, you'll have tons of fun: shopping along the Magnificent Mile, watching Sammy slug homers at Wrigley, admiring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, taking in the masterpieces at the Art Institute, dancing at a down-and-dirty blues club, and strolling the gorgeous lakefront. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

Another helpful guide for your trip is Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago.

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Contents

List of Maps
1
A Travelers Guide to Chicagos Architecture
14
Planning Your Trip to Chicago
25
Recommended Reading
45
Getting to the United States
53
Index 297
58
Orientation
60
Getting Around
67
Wrigleyville
151
Chicago Vicinity 6 Dining in Wicker ParkBucktown
155
Breakfast Brunch
158
The Loop Sculpture Tour
169
Central Chicago Accommodations Hyde Park Attractions
188
More Museums
196
Oak Park Attractions
201
Kid Stuff
209

List of Maps
74
f6 Where to Stay
77
Where to Dine
103
River North
132
Lincoln Park
143
Staying Active
216
Dining in the Loop NearNorth Magnificent Mile Shopping
223
222
231
Dining in Lincoln Park Dark
264
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About the author (2002)

Elizabeth Canning Blackwell began life on the East Coast, but 4 years at Northwestern University transformed her into a Midwesterner. She has worked as a writer and editor at Encyclopedia Britannica, Northwestern University Medical School, and North Shore, a lifestyle magazine for the Chicago suburbs. She also has written for national magazines on everything from planning the perfect wedding to fighting a duel. She lives in Chicago with her husband and an extensive collection of long underwear.

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