One of my most recent trips was to Chicago and this city was incredible. I decided to take the role of a tourist and have an adventure. This was my first time in the city and I had 3 whole days to get the ultimate experience. Chicago is full of architecture, art, and great food here is my list of 5 things to do on your next trip to Chicago.
1. Cloud Gate Bean
My first stop had to be the famous Chicago Bean when I first arrived I was amazed by how big it is. The bean is like a giant mirror that reflects the beauty of Chicago in an unbelievable way. Make sure you snap a picture from all the different angles this places has to offer. If you walk around Millennium Park in the summer you’ll see music festival, family fun activities, and yoga sessions going on.
2. Willis Tower
The Sky Deck is located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. There is a glass ledge that extends about 4 feet from the sky deck that will you give you the ultimate view of Chicago. When I first stepped into the ledge I was a bit nervous, but it was defiantly worth it! I would recommend going at sunset to have the perfect view of the city.
3. Navy Pier
This is one of my favorite places to enjoy the fresh air the view of city. Navy Pier has a variety of activities to do. From Farris wheel rides, boat tours of the city, a movie theater and tasty food there is something for everyone to do. It is also a great place to people watch, read a book, or have a snow cone.
4. Three Dots and a Dash
A bar that has the some pretty dang good drinks that come in the coolest cups! I went on a Sunday Funday and had a great time with friends. The menu offers a variety of options such as Painkiller NO. 639 (the one I got), Dead Reckoning, and Bikinis After Dark, and many more. If you want to check out their menu here is a link to it http://threedotschicago.com
5. The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago was named the #1 museum in the world in 2014 by Trip Advisor. Located in Grant Park, this is a thing you must do when you’re in Chicago. With many different collections and exhibits to see you’ll wish you would have more time to see them all. If you have a student ID there is also a discount on your admissions ticket.