So I’m from Chicago.
Okay, you caught me, I’m not exactly from Chicago… I grew up in a suburb about 30 minutes outside of Chicago, in Illinois.
But since I’ve lived there for a majority of my life, I figured why not tell you the best things to do in Chicago!
I love exploring new cities and seeing what they are all about. There is just something so magical to me about walking through the buildings and feeling that fresh, cold air.. Each city is unique. One of my favorite things about Chicago, besides the cleanliness, is that on Lake Shore Drive, you look to one side and you get a beautiful view of the city, then you look to your other side and you see Lake Michigan.. I don’t really know how to explain what I find so beautiful about that, but you’ll see it too.
I’m not saying I’m a picky eater… I am selective. I am willing to try new things but I know what I like. And what I like is pizza. And more pizza.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it, WOW.
Anyway, you have to try both deep dish and thin crust pizza. They are both so amazing.The places I recommend are Lou Malnatis and Giordano’s. Both are great.
(The photo to your left is me eating Lou’s on the beach of Lake Michigan.. doesn’t get better than that, huh?)
This is very non-Chicagoan of me. I apologize. I have never had a Chicago-style hot dog (like I said, selective eater) BUT I have heard they are amazing so just do it.
You like popcorn? Go to Garrett Popcorn. I swear you can smell it from miles away.
Chicago has lots of fun things to do over the summer, such as Lollapalooza and Taste Of Chicago. One thing I really enjoyed was a movie in the park.. Millennium Park that is. We watched Grease so that was pretty amazing. After or before the movie, I would explore what else there is to see in Millennium Park because there is a lot. Such as the Bean, the Crown Fountain and much more.
And in the winter, you can ice skate in Millennium Park!
If you’re like me and you LOVE musicals or shows, I recommend checking out what Broadway in Chicago has playing and definitely see something- even if you don’t know what it is because you’ll still probably end up loving it!
Lets not forget about Navy Pier. What isn’t there to do at Navy Pier!
- Centennial Wheel
- Navy Pier Park
- Beer Garden
- IMAX Theatre
- The Crystal Gardens
- Children’s Museum
- Shakespeare Theatre
- Public Art
- And just strolling indoor and outdoors to see what you find!
Museums are fun… go to all of them!
Art Institute ofChicago
- Field Museum of Natural History
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Adler Planetarium
You should also go to Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo (its free!) to see animals!
The Chicago Riverwalk… definitely worth the stroll.
Go to a sports game! Depending on the season you’re there, you’ll find a game to go to.
Lastly, just explore!
One of mine and my sisters favorite thing to do, is walk around and take photos! We love to find amazing views, cool buildings and walls full of art. I truly believe the best way to really get to know a city is just to explore. Do all the touristy things, then take time to explore.. get lost and find yourself in some really cool places!