My husband and I are going to chicago for approx 3-4 days in October. We will be attending a wedding in Lemont on the Saturday evening, but are really excited to explore the city. I know we won't be able to fit everything in. On our list so far is the Art Institute, an architecture boat tour, Millinium Parkand lots of good food! Maybe even the Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry if there is time!
I know that we happen to be there the weekend of the marathon so I know it will be busy.
Does anyone have any recommendations for Hotels maybe a bit closer to Lemont, but not too far from the downtown attractions? We were looking at Elmhurst and Oak Brook. The downtown hotels are pretty pricey so hopefully we could save some cash by staying out a bit. We are happy to take public transit (we are kinda train/ transit nerds), but don't want to lose too much valuable time by commuting.