Chicago December 08, 2017
10 Ways To Have The Most Chicago Day Ever
There are so many things to do in the city that you can’t possibly do them all in one day…
but, if you want to hit up the attractions that will make the most of your day in Chicago, follow this itinerary. From great food to epic things to see and do, you’ll have a full day of Chicago fun with these 10 amazing hot spots. Keep scrolling for the best day of your life.
1. Eat donuts at one of our best local shops.
If you haven't had breakfast yet, the best way to start your best Chicago day is with a sugary sweet treat that will give you energy for the morning ahead. Stan's Donuts has several locations around the city, or you could try another hot spot like Glazed and Infused or Doughnut Vault. Most open around 7 a.m. or earlier, so get in quick to ensure you get your favorite.
2. Visit a museum or two.
Whether it's the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, or the Adler Planetarium, you'll find something cool and learn something new at any Museum Campus attraction. Depending on how detailed you like to get with your self-guided tours, you may be able to fit one or two of these in before lunch.
3. Grab a true Chicago-style pizza.
Speaking of lunch... there's Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, Pequod's, and too many more to possibly name here. No matter where you go in Chicago, you're going to find a good slice of pie. Even if you're not a fan of deep dish, the city is rife with thin crust and a slew of other pizza-themed dishes you'll fall in love with.
4. Take a #beanselfie.
You have to. This iconic Chicago attraction has become a well-loved fixture in the city's front yard. Tourists crowd it, but there's always room to squeeze in and grab a shot of yourself in one of the coolest mirrors ever.
5. Use public transportation to get around.
It's not a day in Chicago if you don't step on a bus or a train. Tickets are cheap and easy to get, and most locals have a Ventra card to use. There are several different lines that will get you to different parts of the city, so pick a destination and go!
6. Shop the Magnificent Mile.
Chicago's North Michigan Avenue is a premier shopping district, and there's no better way to have the best Chicago day ever than to walk up and down the street and marvel at all the upscale, glossy storefronts. Pop in and out of a few of your favorites for a shopping experience you'll never forget.
7. Visit Navy Pier.
There's no denying that this might be the most popular attraction in the city. Everyone knows the iconic Ferris wheel, and you should definitely take a ride. There are also games, shopping, and several other fun attractions, like theatres and gardens. If you stay late enough, you might even get to watch the fireworks!
8. Eat at Harry Caray's.
While you're at Navy Pier, it's the perfect time to grab some dinner. This is an iconic restaurant and bar with several locations throughout the city. Guests enjoy burgers, wraps, oven-fired pizzas, tacos, and much more. You'll really feel like a Chicagoan here.
9. Stay in an industrial loft.
stay in a regular old hotel (or even an iconic historical one), you'll have a more Chicago-esque experience by actually staying in one of our homes. This amazing loft space gives off the city vibe like none other and will have you living the dream. Even if you're from around here, staycations are always fun! Click
to make reservations.
10. Stay out late at House of Blues.
Typically open until midnight or later, this iconic bar is the best place to find yourself when other spots start closing in Chicago. Dance the night away with friends until the music stops and the lights come up. Since 1996, both locals and tourists have packed this place to the brim.
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What else would you do to have the best Chicago day ever? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!