I'll be heading up on Tuesday morning. That'll be the only day that I have free time during daylight hours, so, weather permitting, I'm planning on walking from the Drake Hotel to the area around Millennium Park via the Magnificent Mile. I want to see the Tiffany dome in the Chicago Cultural Center, and the mosaic ceiling (also Tiffany) inside the Macy's/Marshall Field building. Next to that is the Picasso sculpture. My wife tells me we saw that last time we were there, but I must have been experiencing sensory overload, because I don't remember it. I also plan to stop in and see what I can find at Reckless Records (I know it's their smaller shop, but I prefer small record stores to big ones), and I want to get a photo of the sign where Route 66 begins, since we had a fun Route 66 experience a few years ago.
Wednesday after my work obligations wrap up I plan to go to Chicago Music Exchange and experience a wonderland of guitar and drum equipment. Maybe find something to eat around there. Any suggestions on that? Google maps doesn't look all that promising for dining in that area, but that may be misleading.
On Thursday night I'll probably go to the Art Institute since it's open until 8 that night. It was being renovated last time I was there and I didn't get to see some crucial parts of their collection, so I'm hoping to fill in as many of those gaps as I can.
I don't think I'll take in any night life or shows this time, or explore the neighborhoods. I just won't have enough day time to venture out very far, unfortunately. And as a solo traveler who will have to get up early each day, I don't want to run myself ragged.