(Closed) Chicago Bucket List!

posted 9 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

sitting in the grass watching a free show at Millenium Park, hit up the Sears Tower and step on the see through ledges, deep dish pizza wherever your fave place is, try and catch the Puppet Bike!!


Post # 4
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not from Chicago, but I do love it.

– Shedd Aquarium
– Adler Planetarium
– Field Museum
– Museum of Science and Industry
– Portillo’s 

I like touristy stuff lol 

Post # 6
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Boat tour along the river/lake

Chicago mobster tour

Go to some of the top restaurants if you can (Next, Alinea, Girl and the Goat)

Millennium Park

North Ave. Beach (and Castaways)



Post # 8
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@ctmk14:  omg sadness, I find Puppet Bike soooo cute!!

I have never been, but my friend has told me Alahambra is awesome 🙂

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you like sushi, Tatsu is really good, as are the Sushi Para restaurants (don’t eat for several hours before and get the ‘all you can eat’ sushi)! Also hit up Miko’s Italian Ice (it’s difficult for me to say this because I lived in Italian Village for several years, but Miko’s is actually better than Mario’s on Taylor). Go to all the free street festivals (or sneak in to them) and people-watch. Go running by the lake. Go on a tour through Pilsen to check out the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts (and then look at all the sweet graffiti and murals in the neighborhood!) Go to Big Star and get the fish tacos. Go to the Chicago Diner and try a vegetarian meal (I’m craving their vegetarian gyros right now…mmmmm…..) The bike tours are really fun and REALLY touristy (I’ve only been on one b/c my co-worker was a bike tour guide.)

Oh man, I could go on and on. I basically ate my way through every sushi and italian ice place in Chicago.

Post # 11
1367 posts
Bumble bee

@ctmk14:  Girl and the Goat is overrated!!  

Go to the Aviary.  It’s a cocktail place next to Next.  Love it!

Post # 12
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Lincoln Park Zoo, Art Institute, River Architecture tour, Cubs game, and lots of Chicago style pizza.  I liked the weirdness of Gulliver’s.  Oh, and the famous hot dog place that fries everything in duck fat.  lol.

Post # 13
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As someone who did the reverse move and decided to stay in chicago…I’ll add a few things to do while in DC….

1.  Visit the Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial at night…their magical

2. Take a weekend trip to Charlottesville, VA and stop at a winery along the way (fall is a beautiful time)

3.  Have dinner at The Inn at Little Washington

4. Picnic on the Mall

5. Visit the Tidal Basin when the Cherry Blossoms bloom

6. Go to a play at Ford’s theatre

7. Go to the symphony at the Kennedy Center

9.Visit Murphy’s in Old town, Alexandria for live sing along Irish music

10. Have dinner at the Old Ebbit grill

11. Go to the POV Lounge at the W hotel for a drink…great view

12. Of course visit the Smithsonians

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