I am going to Chicago in a few days to see a few Cubs' games and go to Lolapalooza. We are staying at the Whitehall Hotel, on E Delaware Pl. Lolapalooza, at Grant Park, according to mapquest is 1.91 mi from our hotel and I was wondering how safe it would be to walk to the music festival instead of driving in a big city we are unfamiliar with. We are only going to Lola on Saturday, but it will be for the whole day. I don't know what time we will be leaving, we'll be going there probably around noon or early afternoon, so I'm not too worried about the safety in the middle of the day. It's in the evening I'm concerned about. I'm sure we will be driving to Wrigley since it's more like 6 mi away. TIA mommas!
Answer by rkoloms at 9:12 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
I was born and raised in Chicago. I moved when I was 21. it should be safe to walk to Grant Park, for festival there are always extra law enforcement and believe it or not "Guardian Angles groups" walk the streets too (civilian crime fighters that are train to protect people and detain the criminals for the cops). as for going to see the Cubs I would take the bus or a cab when there is a game it is darn near impossible to drive down those streets and parking will cost you an arm and a leg. the key to Chicago is to look like you know where you are even if you don't.
Answer by northcarolinama at 4:17 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
your so very welcome. oh if you are going to drive and pay for parking a good thing to check for is if they "Block Parking" which means they will block you in and you may have to wait when your ready to leave till there is an opening to get your car out. if your staying for a few days you should check out one of the museums. every museum has a free day once a week, look on line to see which days for which museum. my fave in the The Field Museum. you could spend the whole day there and not see everything.
Answer by northcarolinama at 4:33 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 4:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2010