Hello Chicago !
Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite cities, Chicago. Let’s go for a three days trip in the Windy City. First : why should you go there ? Well, let me tell you :
- It is the third most populated town in the US after New York and Los Angeles.
- The landscapes are really amazing : yes it is in the North, but during summer, you can enjoy the town with its huge buildings, and the beaches around – yes, at the same place !
- The town is well known for its art exhibit and jazz concerts : culture is everywhere there.
♦ Friday ♦
If you are coming by plane, you are likely to arrive at O’Hare Airport, the second most busy airport in the US. Then to go downtown, you will have to take the blue line and arrive to « The Loop » after 30 minutes. Then you should stop at Clark/Lake station.
Well, isn’t it fabulous ? While you are heading to Millenium Park, you will see The Chicago Theatre that is just amazing. Millenium Park is pretty huge but you have to see, at least, the Cloud Gate aka the bean – the monument of Chicago. Then you should go North and take Magnificient Mile street and cross the bridge to go North. You will discover a lot of shops like Dylan’s Candy Bar. At that point, you should turn right and head to Navy Pier, where you’ ll have an astonished view of Chicago. Then if you wanna walk a little bit more, you should take the lakefront and go to Oak street beach to have some rest and get tanned.
♦ Saturday ♦
Wake up Chicago ! After a huge coffee at Dunkin Donuts (sorry for all the Starbucks lovers but yes, I love Dunkin Donuts), you should head to the Skydeck or to the 360 Chicago. What is the difference ? Basically with the first one you can see Chicago and walk into a glass cage. And you can have a 360 view of Chicago with the second one.
Then you should take the red/brown/purple line and head to Lincoln Park Zoo. This park is really amazing and you will have a beautiful view of Chicago. And you know what ? At the end of the park, there is North Avenue Beach, another well known and great beach of Chicago.
Do you want to eat something really good tonight like BBQ ? Enjoy some really good food at Smoque BBQ. Well it’s a little far, but it’s easy to go there with the green or blue line and it really worth it. Then if you want to continue to party and enjoy Chicago by night, you should go to the famous club Studio Paris (dress up please !).
♦ Sunday ♦
Why don’t you take a brunch at the House of Blues ? Check it out ! But it may be a little expensive… Then if you are really into sports, you may enjoy our two favorites teams here. You can choose to go to a Cubs game at Wrigleyfield or see the Bulls at the United center. (check on stubhub).
But if you want to do something else, you still have plenty of things to do downtown such as the Shed Aquarium or the Chicago Art Institute.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend with me in Chicago !
And if you have any questions, let me know.
Xoxo, Marlee ♥.