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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Mabeth Coleman Jul 18, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Any baseball fans attending the Sept. 7-12 program? Are you interested in going to see the White Sox play the A's on Monday or Wednesday evening?
Bonnie Breda Jul 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Hope you are able to find someone to go with you to a baseball game. My friends and I went to Wrigley and saw Cubs vs White Sox, very exciting game, but very cold. My other suggestions for your free time is go to the 1/2 price ticket booth on E. Randolph and purchase tix to see Million Dollar Quartet, it was excellent. You can get there on the L. Lunch at the top of the Hancock Bldg was fun & great view. We rode the L around the different loops, so we could get a differnt view of the city and it is a very inexpensive thing to do. If possible, plan to spend extra time at the Chicago Museum. It was our favorite. RS ws on there for 3 hours, but we stayed an extra 3 hours to see and read all the history of the city. My friend and I stayed an extra 3 days after the program, so we could see things that were not included in the program. Went to Navy Pier (don't miss the stained glass exhibit), went to Buddy Guy's Jazz club, went out to one of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses and took a stroll down Michigan Ave. You are going to enjoy the trip.
Mabeth Coleman Jul 19, 2014 at 01:24 PM

Thanks Bonnie for the suggestions. I am a fan of riding public transportation - just to see where it goes. I am attending two programs with a weekend in between which I will spend with daughter and her husband going to Cubs games. Halp price tickets sound like an opportunity to enjoy some good theater. Again, thanks for the suggestions.

Margurite Walton Mar 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I am interested in the "Signature City Chicago ..." program for Sun 18 May 2014 - Fri 23 May 2014; However, I would be traveling alone and the $425.00 single supplement is prohibitive. Will Road Scholar arrange for a female roommate for this adventure? I'll check back. Thank you!

Larry James Feb 22, 2014 at 09:23 AM

Anybody interested in this tour and needs to save money for the finer things Chicago has to offer, visit one of Chicago's finest icons. The Ohio House Motel, located just 5 blocks west of the Mag Mile! We offer discounted group rates with a free breakfast! See us live on the world wide web at or call us toll free at 1 866 601 6446! Thank you!

Bonnie Breda Feb 15, 2014 at 04:00 PM

I am doing this trip with friends(2 of us from California and 1 from Boston)
May 4-May 9. Anyone else going at that time?
Susan Farias Mar 14, 2014 at 08:05 PM

My friend and I are doing this trip in May and we are both from So Calif

Sandra Ryan Feb 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM

We are thinking about doing this trip this summer, but are concerned about group size and the use of a school bus. Does anyone who has done this trip found those to be an issue?

Dennis Corcoran Oct 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM

I'm a baseball historian and I've written "Induction Day at Cooperstown A History of the Baseball Induction Ceremony (McFarland-2011.)It's the only book written about the history of this event and there are nice reviews on Amazon. As the author I'm able to sell it for $25 (retail price is $35), inscribe it and include 30 Trivia Questions taken from the book.

Sue Friedman Sep 27, 2013 at 02:14 PM

My husband and i will be attending the program 10/13-18. We will arrive a day early and depart at the end of the day, Saturdayn 10/19. We hope to visit with friends in Chicago, but are also interested in planning some adventures with folks in the group. Please post if you are attending on those dates and would like to make additional plans.

Peggy Moore Sep 21, 2013 at 04:12 PM

Any suggestions for places to eat & things to do on the free nights of Mon & Wed (9/29-10/4)?
Carol Smith Sep 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

In May we did 2nd City on Monday; took a taxi & had dinner at Bistrot Margot. As for Wednesday, we loved Andy's Jazz Club, for both dinner and the early jazz set. It's an easy walk from the Club Quarters. Early music set (5 p.m I think) was better for us than waiting for the 9 p.m. music.

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