Your 24-hour itinerary: The Mainstreamer

You can see some famous Chicago sights in a 24-hour window. Just follow the tourists to some of the city's most well known attractions.

Chicago Architecture FoundationGet a nautical view of the city's skyscrapers.

There's nothing wrong with following the crowd, especially when you're following them to some of the best Chicago attractions. There's a reason that tourists flock to very specific locales in the city: It's because they're fun. It's what Ferris did. With the help of our mainstreamer itinerary, you can experience a Chicago Cubs game, a sketch comedy show and a late-night karaoke bar—all in the span of 24 hours. Whether you're visiting the city of the first time or just want to act like you're new to town, you'll have no trouble blending in with the hordes of Chicago sightseers. Your day starts in the Chicago Loop...

24 hours for the Mainstreamer

9–10am: Chicken and waffles at Miss Ricky's

Chicago's Virgin Hotel is located near the heart of the Loop and within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile. Start your day at the hotel's in-house diner, Miss Ricky's, where you can dine on decadent chicken and waffles or a stack of pancakes. Breakfast is served all day, so you can always come back for more.

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11–11:45am: Chill out in Millennium Park

Catch a bus to Millennium Park, a 24.5-acre greenspace which features Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion and serpentine bridge; sculptor Anish Kapoor's 110-ton Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”); and Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, with its ever-changing array of locals' faces spewing water very five minutes in the summer months.

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3–5pm: Cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field

Leave the Loop and catch the Red Line to Wrigleyville, the home of historic Wrigley Field. Buy tickets in advance or take your chances with the scalpers lining the streets before entering the Friendly Confines and knocking back an Old Style in the bleachers. If the Cubs aren't in town, you can take your pick of the area's various sports bars.

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1–4am: Show off your pipes at the Original Mother’s

You've got one more stop on your intinerary: Singing and dancing at the Original Mother's. This Division Street bar offers nightly karaoke and a dance floor that is usually packed with late-night revelers. Even if you don't make it to 4am, you can at least sing "Sweet Caroline" before you turn in for the evening.

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4:30am: Crash at the Virgin Hotel

The new Virgin Hotel is a dream hotel for people into design and technology, with an app to control the room temperature, a pour-over coffee setup in each room and a Tesla to give free rides to guests. The press release about the hotel said the bed “functions as a playpen and traditional bed," so interpret that as you'd like.

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