Thinking of something different and fun to do with your sweetie this Valentine's Day? Rather not see Ashton Kutcher's rear-end on the big screen? Well you are in luck because today marks the opening to the general public of the 103rd Chicago Auto Show. The 2011 Chicago Auto Show, produced by CATA (the Chicago Automobile Trade Association) also happens to be G-rated for the kids at home pent up with the winter's cabin fever.
1) Dates and Hours: The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public from between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. from February 11-19th, 2011 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.on the final day
of February 20, 2011.
Adults: $11 Seniors: (62+) $7 Kids 7-12: $7 Kids 6 and under: free, with an adult
Discounts for 50% off are available at area BP gas stations and $4 off coupons are
available at area new car dealers
Tickets can also be purchased online at https://tickets.drivechicago.com/
3) Directions: Located at Lake Shore Drive and 23rd Street. From I-90/I-94 exit at the
Stevenson Expwy. I-55 taking the ramp heading east for Lake Shore Drive. Exit at Martin
Luther King Drive and turn Left (north) and a soft left (north east) for Garage A. The
entrance for McCormick Place is on level 4. There is also rail (Metra Electric Line) and
CTA bus service to McCormick Place.
note: Weekends there is free shuttle bus service to the Auto Show from Millennium Park
Neat trivia about the Chicago Auto Show (you might care to know)
1) The Chicago Auto Show is the oldest continually held show of it's kind in North America.
Occupying over 1 million square feet at the ginormous McCormick Place
South, located near Chicago 's Lake Michigan shoreline, the exhibition
space nearly twice as large as the next largest North American shows
held in New York and Detroit respectively.
3) There are approximately 1,000 vehicles of all shapes and sizes on display at the show.
4) The Chicago Auto Show is a perennial favorite Valentine's date.
BTW there are plenty of restroom and dining facilities as well as amenities for the disabled.