In a few weeks I'll be taking my daughter (and wife/son) on visits to ND and NU. The ND visit is on a Friday with NU the next day.
It's been a long time since I was last in South Bend, and that was only for a game and I didn't stay over. I've never been to Evanston.
So far I'm thinking we should do the ND visit in the AM, leave as quickly as possible, and then head to Chicago for the rest of the day/night. The NU visit is the next morning. After the NU visit we either drive home or stay another night.
Should we stay in Chicago? Or are there decent options in Evanston? Any advice on things to see or do on the visits? Why am I wasting my time taking this trip when she's going to Michigan, even if she's also accepted to NU and ND?
EDIT: Thanks for all of the advice and suggestions. It looks like we're going to have to push back the visits a week since hotels are crazy expensive and/or booked solid for the weekend we had planned on going.