Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicago


I've been dreaming of a trip to Chicago ever since seeing my favorite high school movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  After all of those years of scheming, I just looked at the calender and realized that I am finally getting to fulfill that dream in a couple of days.  Yippee!

So if you were planning a trip to Chicago, what is on you must do list?!  Nothing like waiting until the last second to plan.

11 comments:

skye @ neathering our fest said...

I am going to Chicago later this year but we are only flying in and driving to Muskegon, Michigan for a wedding. But I'm still excited to take in the sites along the way!

There is a piano bar that my friend Nina goes to every time she visits. It is called "Howl At the Moon" - she says it is always a lot of fun!

http://www.howlatthemoon.com/locations/location-chicago

The Wileys said...

Its been 15 years since I've been there, but I enjoyed Navy Pier and shopping on Michigan Avenue. If the Cubs are home, that would be a lot of fun! And I really want to do an architectural boat tour the next time I go. I hope you have a blast!

Deborah said...

Definitely check out Millennium Park!

Anonymous said...

Shopping on Michigan Ave, Water Tower Place. American Girl Store. Even the food court at Water Tower is really good. Also, lunch at RL is delish. You can go to the Lincoln Park Zoo. You must see Millennium Park. Drinks at the John Hanncock for a great view of the city. Also, drinks at Trump Hotel (outside) is very cool. Lots of neighborhood boutique shopping (Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Southport). Ride the El. Breakfast at Ann Sather's for the best cinnamon rolls ever. Cubs game. You also have to have some deep dish Chicago Style Pizza. Architectural boat tour is great. Navy Pier is cool to see (ride ferris wheel). Hope that helps! Oh, and don't forget all the the aquarium and Science & Industry Museums.

llaMc said...

Hey Vanessa. We just moved to Chicago! I would definitely recommend a Cubs game - get there early and grab drinks at a bar close by - great people watching. Drinks at the top of the Hanocock Tower - go right at sunset so that you can see the city in the day and at night. Definitely do the architectural boat tour - take the one that goes out on the lake so that you can get a great view of the city from the lake. Check out Lincoln Park neighborhood - great restaurants and shops. And rent bikes and ride along the Lake Shore Drive trail along the lake. Hope this helps. Hope you have a great time!!

Kat said...

Just saw this and thought I'd pass it along. Have fun in the Windy City! (I've been dying to go for a while now too...one of these days!)

http://meetmeinphiladelphia.blogspot.com/2012/05/chi-town-recommendations-wanted.html

Amanda said...

A guided architectural tour by boat is not to be missed! Some companies offering a river tour include:

www.wendellaboats.com
www.chicagoline.com
www.shorelinesightseeing.com
www.architecture.org/page.aspx?pid=574

A quick Google search for "chicago boat tours architecture" will provide some others. Make sure to pack your camera and enjoy!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You'll have great weather, it looks like. I'm only a few hours away and was just in the city last month. Here's my post with some of my picks - http://www.newlywoodwards.com/2012/04/top-picks-for-weekend-in-chicago.html

Anna said...

I live in Chicago for 20 years now. The best thing - an evening concert at Millenium Park. When are you coming here? That is my all time favorite thing to do in the city.

Hannah Dixon said...

Here' what we did:
http://www.tickles-and-giggles.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-new-year-chicago-stylealmost.html

Have fun!!

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