NFL Draft Visitor Guide: A Quick Visit to Chicago Project

Due: Monday, May 2, 2016
The scenario:
The NFL Draft is coming to town and you have been assigned a Team Representative to show around the city as a Chicago Greeter. He or she has never been to Chicago before. He/she will arrive at O’Hare Airport or Midway Airport on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and will depart from the airport at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Your assignment is to create a list of places for the delegate to visit. The delegate wished to visit the REAL Chicago so you plan on showing them what you believe to be the quintessential Chicago places and spaces that drip with the character of this great city. Don't just go with the obvious. Get off the beaten path.

• Your delegate's must-see spots are the following:
o Three neighborhoods that best represent the city's character
o Three locations for what you feel is one of the best views of the city- it can be an intersection where you think you can best view what makes the city tick or a
o Three local musical (Blues, jazz, alternative, world, folk) venues
o Three local museums- you may use only one of the following (Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium
o Three Chicago parks that represent the city's motto Urbs in Horto
o Three building or architectural sites that best represent the feel of Chicago as well as the
o two sporting events- it does not have to be a professional sport but it should represent local culture
o Three local restaurants that represent Chicago cuisine (famous or just plain good- NO CHAINS. If you want an Automatic” F”, go to McDonalds, Burger King , Wendy’s, etc.)
o Three locally owned stores (no chains) that are unique to Chicago and represent its culture.

Make this interesting…
Do NOT be afraid to go off the beaten path. There are the common tourist sites that every Chicago visitor should check out but to make the weekend more interesting, come up with places that are not as touristy but more unique, edgy and hip. They should uniquely reflect the city of Chicago's character and history…

Create your list and justify/explain why each place is included.

Use these websites for great information about the city and what it has to offer…

Eat Play Love - Travel guide to Chicago's neighborhoods (A great site to find out about everything that’s going on in the city)


Choose (The website of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau) (A free weekly newspaper that also provides informat

Time Out Chicago Student Edition

**Time Out Regular edition**

Geoffrey Baer Videos
Foods of Chicago
Biking the Boulevrds
Hidden Chicago

Top 40 Lists
Chicago Revealed- A nice Youtube site providing videos of Chicago people and places