I know, I’m over a year late telling you about our Chicago trip BUT i have to start somewhere and this city is so amazing i thought why not start here!!! Michelle and I had the citypass for this trip and I’m glad we did! We saved so much money visiting the attractions we wanted to see. I won’t bore you with the day by day activities but I will give you a brief overview of our time in the Windy City.
It’s not the popular choice but for us Chicago Midway was the easier airport (and cheaper) to fly into. It’s the smaller of the two options but it was easy to navigate and we caught the Orange line right from the airport, got right into “the loop” and only had to walk 3 blocks to the hotel. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and were lucky enough to have a room that overlooked the Chicago River.
As always we packed A LOT into a few days. We went to both the John Hancock center (now called 360 Chicago) and Willis Tower. I preferred the views at 360 Chicago but i’m glad we got to experience both. We also went to Shedd aquarium, the field museum (Sue was the highlight for me), Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park (get to cloud gate early if you don’t want random people in your pictures) Crown fountain, walked Michigan Ave, Grant Park to see Buckingham fountain, the riverwalk & Navy Pier (don’t waste your time) We did a wine tasting, went to Eataly and of course I got a new tattoo. Phew! Seeing that list now I don’t know how we got it all done.
Restaurants and Coffee:
-Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe (Thanks Alex for this rec!)
-Cheesecake Factory (don’t judge it’s the only chain restaurant we eat at)
-Goddess and the baker
-LavAzza cafe inside Eataly
That was Chicago! I quickly fell in love with this city and can’t wait until i go back!
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