Where to stay:

I like to stay on magnificent mile(north Michigan Avenue)

Favorite hotels:

  • Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile
  • Intercontinental Magnificent Mile

Transportation :

  • When you get to the airport you can take the subway 🚊 there. It’s $20 for a 3 day pass and you’ll be able to go everywhere.. even on the bus

Things to do:

Sky Deck Chicago:

Enjoy the view of the city on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Then walk off the glass ledge to see the city below your feet!

360 Chicago:

360 view of Chicago while tilted over the city on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building. Enjoy the adrenaline 😱

Science Museum:

Hands down my favorite museum! You could spend over 3 hours in here and probably won’t finish exploring the place.

Field Museum:

Filled with history and culture! Recommended!

Planetarium: I love the exterior of the place but inside wasn’t as amazing as i thought it would be? I guess because I experienced the Science Museum.

 

Lincoln Zoo:

An awesome zoo within Lincoln Park and guess what makes it even more amazing? ITS FREE!

Garfield Park Conservatory:

Beautiful Garden! Enjoy the smell of the flowers!

Millennium Park:

Home of The Bean(cloud gate) structure and the crown fountain. An artsy park you must check out!

Navy Pier:

The pier is a fun place to visit during the summer! Enjoy treats you would find at the carnivals

 

In the summer, go enjoy Lake Michigan! Unfortunately, I’ve been here a couple times in the winter and have not experienced it.

 

Restaurants to try:

Chinatown:

  • Joy Yee plus :boba, waffles, Shabu Shabu
  • Joy Yee noodles : Boba and Chinese food
  • Ming hin: dim sum
  • Dolo: dim sum
  • Mccb: schezuan. (Chili oil wonton, dan dan noodles, were my fav but people get some huge hot pot thing)

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North Michigan Avenue:

  • Three dots and a dash: cool tiki bar
  • The Flamingo Rum Club: Instagram worthy rum bar!
  • Apogee: Lounge with frozen flowers in their cocktails
  • Leviathan: Beautifully crafted cocktails
  • Eataly: Italian store, stone grill pizza, fresh pasta, nutella bar
  • Purple pig: tapas
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria: Chicago style pizza, must get garlic crust
  • 25 degrees: boozy shakes
  • Wild berry pancakes: breakfast joint known for their pancakes

West Side:

Bodega– churros

Bombobar – best hot chocolate with donuts and other goodies dressed on top

Sawada– military latte is yummy

Aviary- A artsy and modern dining experience! Just get ready to spend some $$ though

Gallery cafe– A place to get a cool photo on your coffee

The Allis: Industrial mid-century Instagram worthy cafe with delicious pastries

Au Cheval– get a single cheeseburger add bacon and egg. For reference, a single burger is a double patty and a double is a triple patty. Their bacon is super think and well seasoned. We got the fries with the garlic aioli and the hash with duck fat… yum!

Carnivale: A fun dining experience with an amazing Latin inspired menu

The Girl and The Goat: This place is always book so still on the list for me!

Little Goat Diner: Great place for brunch but make sure to make a reservation!

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