I will be going to Chicago at the end of April/beginning of May. Sunday-Wednesday and Thursday morning, I will be at a convention for work so sight-seeing is kind of out. But I thought it was such a shame to go to Chicago--when I've never been there before--and see nothing, so I'm taking a few days to look around. I don't know much about Chicago, besides deep-dish pizza.
For my vacation-part of my stay, I will be staying on the Magnificent Mile, the cost of which is but it's my present to myself.
Things I've heard of that I'd maybe like to see/do/eat:
Water Tower Plaza
A great lake
Museum of Industry and Science (this one is a definite must)
Something with either sweet or spicy peppers?
Any input would be appreciated!