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Hi Chitown bees!
I am going to Chicago for my FIRST TIME next weekend and I’m sooooo pumped. I’ve heard nothing but great things. I’m usually a super planner and always research tons and know exactly what I want to do before visiting a city but this time… not so much.
Here’s our plan so far:
We arrive Friday pretty early. No idea what we’re doing this day.
Saturday we have a wedding to attend so we won’t plan for much that day.
Sunday we are taking in a White Sox game (The cubs aren’t in town… boooo!!!)
Monday we are doing the architectural boat tour in the afternoon and then dinner/Second City in the eveing.
Tuesday is wide open!
What is a MUST see (other than bhldn obv)? What should we avoid? Any pro tips? It’s also our anniversary right before the trip so we wanna do one nice meal. Any restaurant recos? Heeeeeelp!!!
(keep in mind i’m a huge My Boys and Ferris Bueller fan)
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@mu_t: literally just posted this same question two minutes ago in the Beehive! Hope people can help us out
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@LissaBeans: haha no way!!! i’ll have to keep an eye on your thread : )
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- 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.
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@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.
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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.
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@PetraArkanian: thanks! have you eaten at the signature room? we are considering do our anniversary dinner there. worth it? or should we just hit it for a pre dinner drink and then go elsewhere for dinner?
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@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.