Every single time I fly into Chicago I feel so much excitement. It’s like there is electricity in the air. This town, my hometown, has so much to offer. It is definitely “My kind of town!” From the people, food, shopping, sports and beachfront it is a place like no other. My friends from Texas just went for the first time in their lives and sent me a text that said “We just got to Chicago! OMG! I just have 2 questions for myself, why didn’t we get here sooner and why did I think I had to go to NY!!! Chicago has everything!” Well that text made my heart so happy! It’s exactly how I feel. Is it a perfect city, nope, are there problems, sure, lot’s of them but all in all it is just spectacular.
I mean, if you haven’t been to Wrigley and sat in the bleachers are you really a baseball fan?
The lakefront is what makes this city special! I especially love Oak Street Beach!
And then there’s the shopping! From Southport to Michigan Avenue to Oak Street and everything in between there is something for everyone! Whether window shopping or in the mood to have some real fun, Chicago has it all!
The people of Chicago love love love their summers (because winter can be pretty brutal!). So summer is my favorite time to visit. (The Thanksgiving through New Years time is pretty fabulous too! Chicago puts it on y’all!) I hope you visit and have the best time. There is soooooo much to do, see, eat and shop. You can paddle board, kayak, take a boat cruise on the river or along Lake Michigan. You can dine high or low and both are the best. Feel free to take in sports, ride a bike along the lake, visit museums, visit the botanical gardens, go to Lincoln Park Zoo and lots more.
Here are a few of my Chicago favorites:
Portillos (Best Italian Beef and Hot Dogs! Live it up and get cheese and both peppers!)
The Art Institute of Chicago This museum is as wonderful as any I have seen in Europe (check online for exhibits and free admission days) And its right next to The Bean at Millennium Park. Make a day of it.
Contact me if you want more fun ideas. I have used Lyft and Uber while in the city as well at the L Train. No need to rent a car. Happy Summer everyone!
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