Post # 1
Hi Chicago Girls! Moving from Chicago to Washington DC for work for the next year in August and besides Fiance, Chicago is my one true love. Putting together a bucket list for July and would love any ideas! Restaurants, stores, activites, anything you LOVE to do in Chicago. I’m going to miss it so much!
Post # 3
- 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
I’m not from Chicago, but I do love it.
– Shedd Aquarium
– Adler Planetarium
– Field Museum
– Museum of Science and Industry
I like touristy stuff lol
Post # 5
@elysion: Hilarious you mention puppet bike — I am TERRIFIED of the puppet bike. Not enough to hide from it, but it is seriously off. I’m praying I can keep my future children away from it when that time comes. I just imagine something extremely creepy underneath that stage..
I live in Andersonville.. it always seems to be there. Woof.
Mmmm Millenium Park. Just thinking about it makes me miss movies in Grant Park.
Post # 6
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)
North Ave. Beach (and Castaways)
Post # 7
@Mrs. Fireworks: I’ve done Alinea and Next but I should probably do Girl and the Goat. We are doing Premise (the cover of the Reader this week) to celebrate our engagement – I’m excited for that! I also want to do Alahambra Palace .. anyone ever been there?
Post # 8
- 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
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 # 10
@likelimeade: Amazing suggestions!! Yumm.. I love Big Star and ChiDi.. their Dagwood sandwich is unreal! I also need to get margaritas at Cesar’s!
Post # 11
@ctmk14: Girl and the Goat is overrated!!
Go to the Aviary. It’s a cocktail place next to Next. Love it!
Post # 12
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
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
Post # 14
@ladeeeda: YES! Thank you!! I’ve been needing DC ideas too.. I’ve been avoiding it as that makes the move real and I’m sad to leave Fiance home in Chicago. But I need to face reality and get excited about being in DC! So thank you thank you!
Post # 15
@AshleyR83: I love Aviary too! We have friends who get us into Next more often than necessary really, and we usually go to Aviary after. I’ll miss it!
Post # 16
@abirdword: I’m on vacation this week and we’re doing the Cultural Centers exhibit.. I forget what it is but Fiance really wants it, Cubs v Mets on Tuesday and Pride this entire weekend. I’m also going to beach a lot.. I only live 4 blocks — it will not be like that in DC!