All meals on are your own. You will need to decide as a group what your meal plans will be. There are tons of restaurants (fast food and dining) for your group to eat at within walking distant of the hotel. There are meal times built in to the daily schedule. But please beware that the bigger the group the longer it will take for everyone to get and eat their food, so plan accordingly.

Suggestion of possible costs: (only estimated)

  • $6 for breakfast
  • $8 for lunch
  • $15 for supper

Several ideas that work for in the past:

Option 1: Everyone is on Their Own.

This is where each person budgets (maybe even carries) a set amount for each meal. Then they are on their own to get their own meal. However holding onto hundreds of dollars with of cash isn’t the best for teenagers. You could hold onto each meal/days cash and give it to them when needed.

Option 2: Everyone Stays Together.

Your group all goes to the same spot/area to each at every meal, that way you as the leader can pay for everyone at once. However the bigger the group the more difficult this option will be.

Option 3: Smaller Teams.

If you are a bigger group then have one adult sponsor and 3-4 youth form a team with the adult holding on to everyone’s money. These teams try to eat together. The adult only has to hold onto a smaller amount of cash.

Other Food Tips:

  • Buy bagels, pop tarts, or other snacks to eat in the room for breakfast.
  • Plan out which restaurants you are going to each day and look up their meal cost before the trip to help you budget.
  • It is possible that teenagers will get sick of pizza. Don’t assume that could be at every meal.

Sorry there will be no fridges in the hotel rooms.

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List of Restaurants near the 16th Street Mall

  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Extreme Pizza
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  • Big Game Resturant
  • Creps and Crepes
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Cava Greens
  • Coohills Restaurant
  • Capital Grille
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Subway
  • 8 Rivers Café
  • 1515 Restaurant
  • Lime
  • Smashburger
  • Tag Restaurant
  • Appaloosa Grill
  • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Trinity Grille
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Mc Loughlin’s Restaurant
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Corner Bakery Café
  • Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Bd’s Mongolian Grill
  • Croc’s Mexican Grill
  • Noodles and Company
  • Palm Restaurant
  • Willie G’s Seafood and Steak
  • Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Tacos Y Salsas
  • Old Chicago
  • Taco Bell
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Zoup! Fresh Soup
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Quiznos
  • Caribou Coffee Company
  • Café 21 Express
  • Two Fisted Mario’s Pizza
  • Little India Restaurant
  • La Rumba
  • Qdoba
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Wahoo’s Fish Taco
  • Jumba Juice