Last Friday I went around Downtown Chicago. It was awesome. Chicago is a great city.
Public transportation is really easy. I took a train from 91st – Beverly Hills to LaSalle Station right downtown. I got on the 12:35pm trains and came back on the 5:20pm train. For the most part the trains are clean and comfortable. The trains are actually Double-Decker so you can sit up high. It's nice, easy, and efficient. Wish Baltimore had good public transportation like Chicago.
I mainly walked around downtown with no finite plan on what to do or what to see. First I was aimlessly walking around then saw the Chicago Public Library building on State St. It's an absolutely beautiful building. I would recommended stopping in there. I did walk and see Buckingham Fountain (pictured above) and stopped in at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. I wanted to do a tour, which is a highly suggested thing to do in Chicago, but it was too late in the day. I also considered going to the Art Institute of Chicago but you know it was 3:30 and the museum closes at 5. I did walk around the to on the “Magnificent Mile” which is the shopping center of the city. It's got some great stores, most which I would not go into, but it was fun to see it anyway.
What do I not like about Chicago? Gas prices! They are ridiculous. Over $4! No thank you Illinois. I will not be moving here. If there were lower… I might consider it.