CHICAGO BEES – what to do!

posted 3 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mu_t:  literally just posted this same question two minutes ago in the Beehive!  Hope people can help us out Laughing

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

So much to do depending on your interests…

Check out…Art Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Shopping on Michigan Ave AKA “The Magnificent Mile”, go to the Sears (Willis) Tower, The Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Millennium park to see “the bean”, Brookfield Zoo.

That’s all I can think of right now and I am not even a native of Chicago but grew up just north of there in SE Wisconsin.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mu_t:  Just posted this on the other thread 🙂

Navy Pier is a tourist trap and a total waste of time, imo 🙂

Architecture tour is amazing.
The view from the Sears Tower is breathtaking.
If you can see the Buckingham Fountain, you get a nice view of the skyline and it makes for great pics too
I love love love the Field Museum. The Shedd is nice, but there are always so many kids there and it smells :/ The aquatic show is the bet
I don’t think this has been mentioned, but the Morton Arboretum. A lot of couples take e-pics there or get married there.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t live in Chicago anymore, but I used to.  It’s my favorite city in the US!  There are so many great restaurants, but you have to have deep dish pizza while you’re there.  My favorite is Lou Malnati’s – it’s amazing.  The signature room at the top of the Hancock building which is a fun place to go for a fancy cocktail and great views. The architectural boat tour is awesome, and I love just walking along the lake shore.  Have fun! 

ETA – Navy Pier is very touristy, but there’s a beer garden that’s kinda cool, and on Saturday and I think Wednesday nights they do pretty good fireworks.  Though you don’t actually have to be on the pier to see them, obviously. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mu_t:  I’ve had appetizers there that were tasty, but I’ve never eaten a full meal there.  I’ve gotten the impression that the food was good but not amazing, and you’re more paying for the view/experience than the actual food. 

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