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Program #19218RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Martha from Rockford, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/16/14
My husband and I live about 70 miles from Chicago and enjoy it thoroughly when we visit for a day for a special occasion, but we hadn't been to the city in several years. We had never gone to Chicago for a few days, staying overnight in the heart of the city. This was such a treat! The Club Quarters is an excellent place to stay and very centrally located. Our room was clean and inviting and the views were spectacular! The itinerary is well-planned and provides a variety of activities and LOTS of good things to experience. The leaders are well-versed on the city and keep things running smoothly. But of course the main reason people go on a tour like this is to sample and experience the area’s special foods of the past and present that make Chicago one of the premiere places to eat in America. Be aware that you are going to be walking a lot on some of the food tours – maybe a little more than described. This is a city after all and most people walk in the city. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As you are on a food tour you are going to eat, and sometimes you’re probably going to eat more than you should. Please don’t complain about portions or how you shouldn’t eat that or try this. If you don’t like to eat or you’re watching your weight, then pick another program – any of them in Chicago would be great I’m sure as the city itself is so beautiful. You get most of one day off to do your own thing. The possibilities are endless. The food possibilities too are endless. I really hope Road Scholar will do A Taste of Chicago #2 utilizing some more of the food we didn’t get to try. Wouldn’t that be great?

Luba from Farmington Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/28/13 - 11/01/13
a super program for a "foodie"--very enjoyable & and a great way to see the city highlights

Billie from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 52
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/21/13
attended june 17 program in chicago--first off, the hotel location is great ! right across from trump tower , in the middle of the city. it was a cute , little hotel called club quarters right on Wacker blvd. there were 20 some of of us. nice size group.

we had breakfast catered in to us, oatmeal one day and eggs the next ( rotated .) usual sweet stuff etc. we ate out every day lunch and dinner.

lunch was more or less snacking in the various ethnic neighbor hoods but we had a nice dinner , down town usually. those of you that dont like polish, beef, german type food , will not appreciate the lunch snacks.

if we were going a long distance, we had a nice bus, bath room and all , but the short hauls , we were in a school bus ! which was hard on OLD backs. ( ha)

this is a very informative trip about the side of chicago that's not down town. we had the usual afternoon off on wednesday for free time. no dinner that night but free entertainment in millinum park and some of us got tickets to a play.

any other questions, bahamm2005@msn.com ( no spell check on this so excuse typos !)

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