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Chicago Summer City Guide

Chicago Summer City Guide

 

 

The Windy City is not where you want to be during the wintertime but when the snow melts a vibrant and fun city emerges just waiting to be explored! With so much delicious food, culture, and shopping there is sure to be something for everyone to do during your visit. If you are looking for a room with a view we recommend staying at one of them many hotels along Chicago’s breathtaking “Magnificent Mile”. If you’d rather get more of a neighborhood feel during your stay we recommend checking out either Wicker Park or Lincoln park. Both neighborhoods are relatively centrally located and offer tons of shopping and great restaurants. 

 

Anyone who has never been to Millenium Park simply must check it out! We recommend to build a day around visiting the park, especially if you plan on visiting the gigantic Art Institute of Chicago (one of the best museums in the world). Also nearby is the Field Museum of Natural History as well as the Chicago Architecture Center. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and a cute outfit because you’re definitely going to want a picture in front of Cloud Gate aka The Bean. If you’re looking to try some of the city’s famous deep dish pizza, some of the most popular pizzerias known for their deep dish have locations within walking distance of Millenium Park.

 

For a taste of the Chicago nightlife check out one of the innumerable rooftop lounges littered all over atop the city’s skyscrapers. Other options include the popular Wriggleyville/ Lake View area which hosts tons of bars and clubs or Hyde Park if you’re looking for a younger, college-aged crowd. Be sure not to underestimate the Chicago heat in the summertime- even at night. We recommend you wear something lightweight and sexy for your night out on the town. 

 

Chicago is a sports city through and through. One of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon in the city is at a baseball game! Whether you see the White Sox or the Cubs is entirely up to you, just keep in mind that a Chicago baseball game is an experience you do not want to miss out on. If you want to get away from the heart of the city and explore some of its outskirts you will definitely want to check out Oak Park. Located 10 miles away from the Magnificent Mile, Oak Park is a laid back suburb filled with stately, historic homes including the former homes of Frank Loyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway both of which are open to the public. 

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