Lucky me - after Maggie missed our Charleston trip last March my mom took us on a re-do vacation to Chicago this month. We had a wonderful time, lots of art, architecture, great food, and super-windy weather for the true Chicago experience.
We stayed at the lovely, historic Drake Hotel, and especially enjoyed the Art Institute of Chicago + Millenium Park, double-decker bus tour around town, river architecture tour, walking and window shopping. Plus nice food options at Terzo Piano, deep dish at Giordano's, hot dogs, popcorn, surprisingly good food court choices at the Water Tower Mall. Chicago had lots of great landscaping too, giant hydrangeas, mums, and greenery made the city fancy and clean.
Thanks for a great trip mom and Maggie! Can't wait to do it again someday.