It was an eight hour drive to Chicago from Lake Owen. We stayed at the Hilton Double Tree right downtown. The kids kept saying how fancy it was. On our first day there we walked to the Willis Tower (previously called the Sears Tower). The view was incredible, especially on the glass deck. We also visited the Buckingham Fountain and the Cloud Gate while walking through the parks. We ate deep dish pizza at Giordano's that tasted even better than I imagined.