Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Weekend Getaway to Chicago

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Fun Packed Guide For the Windy City

Olivia is here to guide us through a fun weekend in Chicago:Enjoy this guest post by Olivia 

Everyone deserves a little getaway once and a while. I mean who doesn’t love a quick weekend getaway to a whole new city?!

Chicago is the perfect city to spend a weekend in. From having mid range hotel prices, a beautiful skyline, plenty of things for families to do, and delicious food Chicago would make a awesome weekend  getaway! Since there so much to do in Chicago I put together a small itinerary for you guys if you ever decide to visit Chicago.

Where to stay

I would definitely recommend to stay in a AirBnB. There are some nice ones right downtown with some great views. But if hotels are more your choice, I would recommend these three to choose from.

  • Wyndham Grand Chicago- Great views of the river and downtown. Also close to all the main tourists hot spots.
  • Hilton Garden Inn- Located right next to Magnificent Mile, it’s a great hotel located right in the heart of the city.
  • Fairmont- Located next to Millennium Park and 3 blocks away from Lake Michigan, Navy Pier and Museum Campus.

Things to do

  • Visit Navy Pier- Walk around and watch the boats pass by, take a ride on the famous Ferris wheel and if you visit in the summer they offer a firework show every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Visit the Field Museum-One of the most popular museums to visit in Chicago. Take a picture with Sue the T.Rex or walk through a Egyptian tomb. They also have 3D movie and a play lab for kids. Some other museums are Science and Industry, Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium.
    • Take a walk through Millennium Park- A beautiful park where the famous bean it is. They offer free events and exhibits

    ** If you visiting with kids Lincoln Park Zoo and the Children’s Museums are a must!


  • Lou Malnati’s- A trip to Chicago isn’t complete without trying the pizza! Locals will tell you Lou Malnati’s is the place to go!
  • Bavatte Bar + Boeuf- If your looking for a upscale place this is your place. A popular steakhouse in the downtown area.
  • Frontera Grill-If you got a taste for Mexican food  this is a great place to go!

I can go on and on about what to do in Chicago! These are just a few great things to do while there. Have you ever been to Chicago?

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Getaway to Chicago

  1. Visiting Chicago is on my bucket list. My daughter had a friend who lived there briefly and would visit all the time and she loved it! Pinning this to my travel board, thanks!

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