As I mentioned in my Bulgarian visa post, I, along with my good friend A., will be in Chicago next month for 5 days. I will celebrate my 26th birthday while I’m there! I’ve only ever been to O’Hare so I am looking forward to actually seeing the city. And I’m not going to lie, I am looking forward to stuffing my face with the myriad of specialties Chi-Town is famous for.
A. is a pretty relaxed traveler whereas I am the consummate planner and must have a detailed itinerary. In short, I am a worry wort! Usually, however, I just end up going with the flow once I am on vacation.
That being said…
After doing some online research and from my general knowledge of the city, I have put together a list of the must-see attractions. If you’ve been there or heard of anything I should add (or remove), PLEASE let me know! It’s a big place to pack into only a few days, so this girl needs all the help she can get!
In all likelihood, we will probably just end up relaxing and walking around. But again, I like to at least attempt to plan!
So far, our must-see/do list includes:
- Navy Pier
- Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile shopping, ya’ll!… OK, maybe just window shopping!)
- John Hancock Tower and/or Willis (formerly Sears) Tower
- Millennium Park (Cloud Gate, aka, The Bean!)
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Shedd Aquarium
- Pizza! Chicago-style hot dogs! Italian beef sandwiches!
If time (and weather) permits, we’d also like to visit:
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Lake Michigan (boat tour)
- Grant Park
- Adler Planetarium
- Field Museum
I also plan on visiting the Bulgarian Consulate to ask some questions. I want to make sure I won’t have any surprises when I return to apply for my visa later next year.
SO excited to get to see such a cool city and spend some quality time with one of my best friends before I move.
November 9th can’t come soon enough!