Visit Hancock Tower – building with X’s outside: There is a separate elevator to the bar on 95th floor, no charge. The view is spectacular! However, there is a one drink minimum. At the bar, beer $8 and cocktails $14. There is a one drink minimum. Bottled water costs $6. Lady’s restroom has floor to ceiling windows.
Shopping in Chicago. Store Hours: Most 10 am to 9 pm, low taxes
The Magnificent Mile, on Michigan Avenue is a wide boulevard with exclusive shops, restaurants. Stores: Disney, Saks 5th Ave, Bloomingdales, Williams Sonoma, Macy’s (2nd floor restaurant in the back, good variety & price)
Bargains: State Street, Moderate prices: Filene’s Basement,(like Winners). Upper floor is TJ Maxx. Located at State Street and Wabash. Other Filene’s Basement is on Michigan Ave. near water tower, take escalator UP. Inexpensive souvenirs – Walgreen’s Drugs, diagonally across from the Water Tower.