(Closed) Things to do in Chicago

posted 11 years ago in Chicago
Post # 17
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter\'s Ridge, Princeton, IL

I definitely prefer shopping to dining, and there are SO MANY cute spots in Chicago! If you want to avoid the crazy Mag Mile rush (ahem, and the cost of most of it) there are oodles of amazing shops in Bucktown & Wicker Park. So many I can’t even think to start naming them! Thrift shops, independent designers and friendly shop owners, OH MY!

Here’s a starting point, at least: http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/neighborhoods/73145/shopping-in-wicker-park-bucktown

Post # 19
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park.

Post # 20
7766 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try to see a show at the Chicago Theater.  I love that place. 

Post # 21
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

wholly frijolles mexican food in lincolnwood (in the burbs but close to the city)

oysy sushi

check out the lyric opera ( if you are a student it’s only $ 20)

holocaust museum in skokie ( sad but very interesting)


Post # 22
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Maybe someone’s already mentioned this, but Second City.

EVERY time I have an out-of-town friend in to visit, I take them there. Absolutely hilarious. Great deal for the cost. Intimate setting and loads of fun.

It’s my favorite thing to do in the city… and it knows no season.

Post # 23
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@bestbuddies: Hi!  First, welcome.  I am in love with Chicago. 

There is TONS to do, but most of my suggestions are to head into the city and explore!  Here are some of my favorite spots:


Yolk on Michigan – GREAT BREAKFAST!  My fiance took me there the morning after we got engaged and I was in heaven

West Egg Cafe – in “Streeterville” (you’ll learn the ‘areas’ of Chicago soon), awesome breakfasts too!

Giordanos has some of the best deep dish ever. 🙂

Tavern at the Park is a nice restaraunt we like for Friday nights.  Older crowd, usually 40+.

Check out the Signature Lounge in the Hancock building on a clear night for a few (overpriced) drinks!  But the Signature Room hasn’t impressed me with food.

Sweetwater, Hub51, Quartino’s, and Grand Luxe are all great, lively places.

There are so many little mom and pop joints though.  My concentration is usually around Michigan Avenue, but Chicago has many many streets and neighborhoods with all types of crowds.

things to do –

Check out events at the museums! 

Football, baseball, hockey!

Ice skating (now) downtown

In the summer you can take a boat tour – those are so fun! 

It’s really endless.  Think of anything and I could probably find it here.

Welcome again!!


Post # 24
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Giordanno’s stuffed pizza….and anything at Rosebud’s on Rush.

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