Chicago has been on my bucket list for a while. I’ve visited a few times but never really got to explore and learn about this city … Also Brandon and I had never gone together we had only gone without eachother This time I made it a point to come and experience more of what Chicago has to offer. I supried Brandon with this little getaway back in September and it was the perfect time. Not to hot and not to cool. We took the amrack up on a night train and woke up and were in this beautoful city .We has such a wonderful time just us exploring this cirty and we still didnt get to see it all. After touring around the city, I created this Fun Chicago Travel Guide complete with where to stay, what to do, and where to eat and drink! I hope you enjoy this post, I had so much fun making it!
WHERE TO STAY
Let’s start with the location- it’s absolutely perfect! Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance right next to Millennium Park! There was so much to do inside the hotel Lounging in the spacious lobby, grabbing a cup of coffee at there little coffee shop or even their hotel restaurant, Columbus Tap was an awesome place for a glass of wine or beer a great way to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the Farmont Chicago Hotel
We stayed in a King suit which was very spacious for two people! The style of the room and the modern bathroom was so luxurious! Our view was the best part to wake up too every morning with a cup of coffee.The experience as a whole was 5 Star and I would gladly return.
WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO
If you are spending a few days in the windy city and plan on heading to more than one attraction like the Sky Deck, the Shedd Aquarium, or a hop on bus tour, I would recommend buying the Chicago GO pass. You’ll save 45% on over 25+ top Chicago Attractions. We did it and it was well worth it.
CAN YOU FIND YOUR REFLECTION IN THE BEAN?
Did you know the actual name of this structure is Cloud Gate, but ask any Chicagoan and they will tell you it’s the Bean! Nicknamed after its shape, the Bean attracts many visitors for admiration and fun photo opportunities!
THE SKYDECK’S LEDGE
The Skydeck Chicago. Located on the 103 floor of the Willis tower, you’ll have a panoramic view of Chicago’s Skyline! The coolest feature is the Ledge where you can be completely suspended over 1,353 feet on glass balconies! Click here to buy skip the line tickets. Highly recommend especially during high season.
TAKE AN ARCHITECTURE RIVER CRUISE
The architecture River Cruise is a great time rest your feet and learn about Chicago’s skyline? Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Architecture River Cruise is On this 90 minute tour you’ll go all along the Chicago River and learn about all architecture of the city! After touring all day, this was an awesome way to wind down and relax while still sightseeing!
Fun fact: The fountain is powered by 3 pumps that push 14,100 gallons of water per minute through 134 water jets. The fountain holds 1.5 million gallons of water. Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. This is a must see for sure.
GO TO A CUBS GAME
This was our very fist thing we did when we got off the train. We has so much fun. Their Chicago dog were delouse and the best part the Cubs won!
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
- Columbus Tap
- City Winery
- Signature Room 96th
- Cindy’s Rooftop
- London House Rooftop Bar
- Garretts Popcorn
- Three Dots And A Dash
Hope you enjoyed this fun Chicago Travel Guide! We can’t wait to go back to explore more of the great city