Chicago's Favorite Places: A Show Me Chicago Reader's Poll.

Chicago's Favorite Places: A Show Me Chicago Reader's Poll.
It doesn't get much better than this--a sunny day in the bleachers at Wrigley Field.

Chicago, Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  Counting down to Chicago’s 175th birthday on March 4, 2012, Show Me Chicago continues its quest for our readers favorite places. Please be sure to add yours to our growing list. On March 4, 2012 we will publish “Chicago’s Top 100 Places” picked by our readers.

You don’t have to live in Chicago to submit. Just let us know your favorite spot/spots, your first name plus last initial and your hometown/country.  Post your picks in the comments section below.

Here are more readers favorites:

Linda S. from Lakeview likes: The Lakefront; The skyline from Lake Shore Drive – driving north; The Civic Opera House; The Water Taxi to Chinatown; Lincoln Park and the LP Zoo.

Jimmy G., Oak Park is looking ahead to summer and in his opinion “there’s nothing better than sitting in the bleachers at Wrigley Field on a sunny day”.

Susan H., Lake Forest confesses that she loves Chicago.   Her favorite places– in no particular order are:   The Chicago Cultural Center (for its architecture, and the free cultural events; the architectural boat tour– wonderful for people from out of town and for people living in Chicago; Millennium Park for its beauty and to people watch;  Lincoln Park Zoo; the Lincoln Park Conservatory; the wonderful downtown and neighborhood theaters;  tours of  the Cultural Center, the Architectural Center, and the Chicago History Museum.

Evan M., Chicago says the South Shore Cultural Center and the beach behind it is the place to be.  7059 South Shore Dr.

Allison P., Chicago is a fan of the Tribune Tower and the Chicago Burger Company (in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, 301 E. North Water St.).

Brett B., Ukrainian Village shares his favorite go to spot.   He’s says that, “Feed in Humboldt Park is perfect for a summer’s night.  They have a quiet little backyard patio, which to get to you have to enter through what appears to be a residential garage.  Excellent whole chickens and BBQ.”  However, he adds, “I’m not sure I want people to know about this place.”  BYOB, 2803 W Chicago Ave.

Gloria F., Lakeview, likes the Chicago Cultural Center; the Walnut Room (7th floor Macy’s); Millennium Park; the Skyline; Lake Shore Drive; Louis Sullivan’s iron work on the old Carson’s building (State St. and Washington); the Sullivan Stock Exchange Room in Art Institute; the corner of Wacker and Michigan where you see the Chicago River, the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and the old London Guarantee Building.

Holly L., likes the Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe), which she notes “isn’t really in Chicago”.

Alex W., Hyde Park love the Fountain of Time sculpture by Lorado Taft that is located in his neighborhood.

Carol B. Chicago’s Gold Coast is a fan of the Walnut Room and the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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