I spent last weekend in the Windy City and I instantly fell in love with it. From the gorgeous architecture of the buildings, the expansive skyline and the perfectly blue river that runs directly through the city, Chicago is nothing less than beautiful.
We really only had one true day to “sight-see” and let me tell you, we packed in every touristy thing you could imagine into a 12 hour span. With the city being as big as it is, it was hard to narrow down what to do to just a few activities but we did. Here are my suggestions for your next trip to Chi-City.
- Take a walk along the Riverwalk : The Chicago Riverwalk was easily my favorite attraction in the city – spanning from Lake Shore Drive to Franklin Street, the river is the most amazing blue-y/green hue. With little cafe’s, an amazing city winery and lots of bars – there are more than enough places to take in the beauty of the river. If I had been there for another day or two, I would have LOVED to take a jog alongside the river.
- Chicago Beaches : one of the coolest things about Chicago is that it is located right off Lake Michigan. The city has its own beach attached to it! The Chicago Beaches are so worth seeing if you are in town. The contrast between the blue lake, the sand and the skyscrapers in the background is too great to pass up.
- Grab a drink on the 96th Floor : Want to see the city from above and catch a great happy hour? Well you can do both at the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building. With amazing 360 views of Chicago and a large drink menu with signature drinks this is a must on your Chicago hit-list.
- See a Cubs game at Wrigley Field : If you visit Chicago during the Spring/Summer months, please make it a priority to see a Cubs game at the historic Wrigley Field. Sitting in the stands you can feel the excitement and passion of the fans, while enjoying some true Americana history. If you are really feeling adventurous, book a seat in one of the stadiums unique rooftop bleaches – the only of its kind!