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How Park Whiz Saved Us $100+ On Parking In Chicago

Park Whiz near Kimpton Gray

Anniversary free night certificates from credit cards are great. Expensive parking charges aren’t. My wife and I recently celebrated our own 14th anniversary by using our IHG anniversary free night certificates to stay three nights at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago. The room we booked into was going for $350 at the time, so effectively paying $49 for each of those three nights was a bargain. What wasn’t a bargain was the parking fee.…

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Weekend in Chicago: stuff to do

This is the final entry of my four part Chicago trip report: 1) getting there; 2) lodging; 3) eating; and 4) stuff to do.  This photo of Chicago is courtesy of TripAdvisor There is so much to do in Chicago, there is no way I can do it justice.  Instead, I’ll just describe the few things my family and I did on our last trip and I’ll leave the rest for you to discover on…

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Weekend in Chicago: Food!

This is the third of a four part Chicago trip report: 1) getting there; 2) lodging; 3) eating; and 4) stuff to do. This photo of Chicago is courtesy of TripAdvisor Our first food of the weekend was practically right outside the front door of the Conrad hotel…. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab This restaurant is expensive: it has no place on a blog like this one (unless you plan ahead with a…

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Weekend in Chicago: Lodging at the Conrad Hilton

This is the second of a four part Chicago trip report: 1) getting there; 2) lodging; 3) eating; and 4) stuff to do. This photo of Chicago is courtesy of TripAdvisor Conrad Chicago When looking for a hotel to stay in, we found a bunch of good options.  We were tempted by great rates at the Doubletree, the Westin, two different W’s, and even the new Radisson Blu.  By the time we decided to go…

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Weekend in Chicago: Getting there

Mrs. Miler, Tyler Miler, and I visited Chicago last weekend.  I don’t usually write trip reports, but I learned a few cool things that I want to share.  To keep it light, I’ll break up the trip report into four parts: 1) getting there; 2) lodging; 3) eating; and 4) stuff to do. This photo of Chicago is courtesy of TripAdvisor Amtrak Amtrak runs the Wolverine line which travels between Michigan and Chicago.  The Amtrak…

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