Chicago truly is one of my favorite cities to visit- amazing architecture, great food & tons of activities to fill your day. Here are some of the highlights of my recent visit to the Windy City.
I checked in to the uber trendy Soho House , located in the Fulton Market District, which is a members only club & hotel with strict access to some of their restaurants, bars and of course the rooftop pool. (Pictures are forbidden but I snuck a few) Blocks away hit up Girl & The Goat reservations are a must or go early and snag a seat at the bar. Order the Kohlrabi Salad and Crisp Braised Pork Shank…your welcome! Another must for lunch or late night is Au Cheval, be prepared to wait but its worth it for their signature burger.
Weather permitting pack a bottle of wine, some snacks and take advantage of the free concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion located in Millennium Park. While there of course stop by the iconic Bean or Cloud Gate to take some happy snaps.
*Trick for some of the best views in the city is to skip the ticket for 360 Chicago at the top of the John Hancock and visit the Signature Lounge instead. It’s free to visit and while you order a glass of champagne you can enjoy the same views. Another experience that I did on a previous visit was the Skydeck over at Willis Tower. Here you can see similar views but also endure vertigo when you step onto The Ledge- a glass box that extends about 4 feet out from he building- not for the faint of heart.
Best way to see & hear the history of Chicago is taking the Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides on this 90-minute tour. $42.00 Per person