It’s been a long time coming, but my Chicago Travel Guide is finally here! After living in this absolutely incredible city for two years now, I wanted to put all my recommendations down in a blog post for fellow Chicagoans or those of your coming to visit (you won’t regret it!).
Chicago is truly the best city in the world and I can’t rave about it enough. Time to hop into my top recommendations for things to do in Chicago.
What to Do in Chicago
No matter the season, there is always SO much to do in Chicago! If you live here, you know our amazing city never lacks entertainment. If you’re coming in from out of town, I’d definitely recommend coming either in the summer or around the holidays (my personal favorite times here) but truly you will be happy you made the trip any time.
Rent a Divvy and Bike along the Lake
The lake is one of my favorite parts of the city! If you come when the weather is nicer, I definitely recommend biking, running or walking along the lake. If you’re a local, challenge yourself to visit the lake often. The views are breathtaking!
Visit Millenium Park | The Loop
Visiting Millennium Park is a perfect Chicago-esque activity no matter the time of year! Here is where you will find the classic “Bean” sculpture and so many other beautiful works of art and gardens — its such a gathering spot for Chicagoans! During the winter, you can go ice skating here or at the nearby Maggie Daley Park and during warmer months, you can find concerts, yoga classes, movies in the park and so much more! Check our the Millenium Park calendar here. Pop over to Cindy’s before or after your stop at Millenium Park for a cocktail and a bird’s eye view of the beautiful area.
Walk Along the River Walk | River North
I feel so lucky living near the lake and working by the river. To have water and parks all around a beautiful, large city is, in my opinion, one of the best parts about Chicago. Take a walk along the River Walk in the heart of the city, with skyscrapers all around you, and I guarantee you Chicago will steal your heart. While you’re at it, stop by City Winery on the Riverwalk and grab a glass of wine, too!
Visit a Museum or Aquarium | The Loop, South Loop
My favorites are the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, and the Field Museum, but there are so many more to explore! It amazes me to think about all of the history and exploration right here in our city. Chicago CityPASS is a great way to see a lot.
Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo | Lincoln Park
I love this absolutely gorgeous zoo – and it’s totally free! It’s the perfect activity for a nice day. Talk a walk around the zoo with the skyline in the background and then go grab a bite or some bubbles in Lincoln Park.
Head to the Beach | Streeterville, Lincoln Park, Lakeview
Another one of my favorite parts about this perfect city: the beaches! Chicago has amazing beaches, but if you go early in the summer, beware the water will be COLD! Ha. Below are some of the best beaches.
- Oak Street Beach | Gold Coast
- North Avenue Beach | Lincoln Park
- Montrose Beach | Uptown
- Ohio Street Beach | Steeterville
And while you’re there, stop by a beach-side bar and have yourself a day!
- Castaways at the Beach | North Avenue Beach
- Shore Club | North Avenue Beach
- The Dock | Montrose Beach
- Oak Street Beach Food + Drink | Oak Street Beach
- Caffé Olivia | Ohio Street Beach
Go to a Cubs Game | Wrigleyville
One of my favorite things to do in Chicago: cheer on my Cubbies! Whether you’re a Cubs fan or not, or even a baseball fan or not, an afternoon at Wrigley Field is so much fun! The stadium is so historic, and they’ve recently starting adding in chef-driven handhelds (to go with your classic hot dog, of course). If you’re a beer fan, be sure to grab a 312! And above anything else, get ready to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for the seventh inning stretch!
Go to a Comedy Show at Second City | Old Town
You will laugh your butt off, guaranteed. Second City is an iconic comedy theatre. It’s based in improv and so impressive. Incredible talent such as Tiny Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Mike Myers, and so many more got their start here!
Visit a Rooftop Bar
In Chicago, everyone can’t wait for rooftop weather for a reason. I love heading to rooftops across the city and soaking in different views in different neighborhoods. Below are some of my favorites (but more to come on all of these even further below):
- Londonhouse | River North
- Raised Urban Rooftop Bar | River North
- Cindy’s | The Loop
- J Parker | Lincoln Park
- Z Bar | Streeterville
- Noyane | Streeterville
- Drumbar | Streeterville
- Cabra | West Loop
- Waydown | West Loop
Spend an Afternoon on a Patio
There are so many fun spots in Chicago to grab bites or drinks in the sun. Below are some of my favorites (and then even more further below):
- Parson’s Chicken + Fish | Logan Square or Lincoln Park
- Big Star | Wicker Park
- Barcocina | Lakeview
- Homeslice | Lincoln Park
- Paradise Park | Wicker Park
- The Dawson | West Town
Take an Architectural Boat Tour | River North
Even if architecture isn’t your thing, trust me, it’s worth it! The tour takes you along the river and out to the lake, and the incredibly knowledgable tours share such interesting facts on the city. It’s equal parts beautiful and fascinating — for tourists and locals alike!
Shop Along Michigan Avenue or Armitage Avenue | River North, Lincoln Park
Chicago has such a great shopping scene (which is a bit dangerous). If you’re visiting, you should definitely visit Michigan Avenue (aka, the Magnificent Mile)! It’s iconic and has so many great stores. If you’re visiting or a tourist, consider heading up to Lincoln Park’s Armitage Avenue for more boutique shopping.
Get the Best View of Chicago | River North
Whether you’re a local or visiting, everyone at some point should go visit an observation deck and see the most incredible views of Chicago. The two go-tos are Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower and 360 Chicago at the John Hancock.
Visit Navy Pier | Streeterville
Most locals avoid Navy Pier as it gets pretty filled with tourists. But hey, if you’re a tourist, embrace that! There are some great things to visit along Navy Pier. I love taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel – you get incredible views of the city. Navy Pier also just opened up the nation’s largest rooftop, Offshore, which is definitely worth a visit.
WHERE TO EAT IN CHICAGO
This section was HARD to write because there are so many incredibly restaurants in Chicago. Chicago earned its “Nation’s Best Foodie Town” title for the reason, but below are some of my absolute favorites!
Etta | Wicker Park
Etta is such a delicious New American restaurant with the most beautiful aesthetic. I loved every single thing about this hot spot: the delicious cocktails, the amazing cuisine, the incredible hospitality — and even the best playlist. It is truly such an experience here and so perfect for date nights, a night out with the family, a get-together with friends, and so much more. I couldn’t recommend Etta more – you MUST come here! I will absolutely be a regular.
RPM Steak or Italian | River North
RPM Steak and Italian are both incredible Chicago staples that just won’t ever let you down. They also just opened RPM on the Water and I’m dying to go.
Pacific Standard Time | River North
PST is absolutely one of my favorite spots in the city – I even came here for my birthday! Their menu is made of West Coast-inspired tapas and every last thing is delicious. I also love their rooftop bar, The Laurel Room, for a pre-dinner cocktail.
Gilt Bar | River North
Another Chicago favorite, Gilt Bar is dark, moody and romantic and their contemporary American cuisine is just incredible. The restaurant group behind Gilt Bar, Hogsalt, just opened up an Italian spot next door called Ciccio Mio and I’m dying to go – I’ve heard fantastic things.
Bellemore | West Loop
If you’re looking for an elevated celebration spot, Bellemore is such a perfect fit. It’s absolutely gorgeous inside and the food is some of the best I’ve had in the city. All around, it’s just an experience.
Walton Street Kitchen + Bar | Gold Coast
I came to Walton Street for a birthday brunch and fell in love! The space is gorgeous, you are in the heart of the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood, and the food is incredible! Ilir said it was the best brunch he has had in Chicago. They also have a bottomless brunch deal for $22 which is incredible for how nice the spot is! I can’t wait to come back here and try dinner soon.
Pizzeria Bebu | Lincoln Park
Oh my goodness, for thin crust pizza, Pizzeria Bebu is absolutely one of the best. I love their imaginative flavors and staples. You can’t go wrong — and don’t get me started on their ranch. Wow.
Au Cheval | West Loop
A total Chicago staple, Au Cheval has been ranked as having one of the best burgers in American multiple years in a row, and rightfully so! My fiancé is a burger connoisseur and he is obsessed. But let me warn you, they don’t take reservations, and you can expect a two hour wait, even if you go during non-peak times. So, plan to put your name on the list and grab a drink at one of the amazing cocktail bars nearby (see below). If you’re looking for a quicker option, Au Cheval created a few Small Cheval locations across the city that are a simplified version of their renowned burger, and it is still fantastic!
Siena Tavern | River North
Siena Tavern is a beautiful and really spacious Italian spot in the heart of the downtown. Every single thing I have gotten here has been absolutely fantastic and it’s such a beautiful space.
Summerhouse Santa Monica | Lincoln Park
This spot is the perfect pick for a girls night out with its absolutely gorgeous interior, rosé cart, and California-inspired menu. It’s one of the most beautiful, summery spots in the city and absolutely delicious.
Beatrix | River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market
Beatrix is such a cute spot full of greenery and rustic touches. They have several locations in the city but my favorite is diner. I have come for brunch, lunch and dinner and am never disappointed. Their menu is grounded in a healthy meets delicious vibe and they have amazing cocktails and coffee. It’s a perfect spot for any time of day, from date night to a quick coffee.
Restoration Hardware’s 3 Arts Club | Gold Coast
I’m sure you have seen RH’s cafes on Instagram, and I have to say, Chicago’s location is absolutely gorgeous! You walk in and you truly feel relaxed and at ease with its skylights and lush greenery everywhere. It’s stunning, the food is amazing, and following drinks or a meal, you can walk around RH’s showroom floors in awe.
Pequod’s Pizza | Lincoln Park
Oh my lord, I have never had deep dish pizza like Pequod’s. They are known for their caramelized crust that is absolutely unreal. If you are a pizza lover, it’s a MUST. I’d recommend eating there so you get the crispiest, yummiest version of that amazing crust — and if you’re a sauce person, ask for a little extra sauce.
Art of Pizza | Lakeview
Another one of my favorite deep dish pizza’s is Art of Pizza, and while the caramelized crust at Pequod’s is unreal, the sauce and heaps of cheese here probably make this one my favorite. I definitely recommend getting it delivered (because deep dish in your jammies is the way to go).
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba | Lincoln Park
This place is so much fun for groups! They are known for their delicious Spanish tapas and sangria — the perfect duo! I’ve come here with girlfriends and my fiancé and its a winner with everyone.
Noyane | Streeterville
Noyane will always hold a special spot in my heart, because after Ilir proposed, we came up here and had a beautiful rooftop lunch. But all the feels aside, their Japanese cuisine is fantastic! We got delicious sushi and the most fun icey drinks that came in Japanese takeout boxes. The experience was so elevated and fun at the same time.
EMA | River North
EMA is one of my favorite Mediterranean spots in the city! I work around the corner from EMA and for lunch, they have a little self-serve counter of hummus, salad, grains and more that’s delicious. I’ve also had dinner here in their sit-down spot and it’s just SO stunning inside and absolutely fantastic. The flavors are so fresh and unique.
Il Porcellino | River North
If Italian food is your thing, you MUST come here! It is so delicious and the space is a fun modern take on an old school Italian spot.
If you’re looking for a buzzy, fun party spot to grab a bite and a couple drinks with friends, Homeslice and Paradise Park are both perfect options! They are sister spots with almost the same menu of eclectic pizzas, fun music, unique decor and all around a great vibe.
Left Coast Food + Juice | Lakeview
If you’re looking for a casual, healthy lunch, Left Coast is a perfect pick. They have amazing bowls, salads, smoothies and coffees and it’s West Coast casual vibe is adorable.
Hutch | Lakeview
I’ve had brunch a few times at Hutch and it’s absolutely delicious. Their sriracha avocado toast is out of this world! And their mimosas are really affordable. I love sitting out on their porch on a summer day.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish | Logan Square and Lincoln Park
Totally different than any other place on this list, Parson’s is such a cute, retro spot for fried chicken and fish. Their patio is the perfect place to spend a summer day. They have locations in Logan Square (the original) and Lincoln Park.
Yellowtail Sushi | Lakeview
Lakeview is home to lots of great sushi spots, but one of my favorites is Yellowtail Sushi. It’s a pretty big space, really pretty, and the food is amazing. It’s always BYOB, which, outside of saving you some money, is also just so fun! I love having a date night where we can pick out a bottle of wine and then a bite to eat.
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder | Lincoln Park
I have a lot of pizza on this list (rightfully so, you should load up on pizza while you’re in Chicago!) but this place is entirely different than anything else. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder makes pot pie pizzas that are just incredible, filled with the most delicious sauce, and so much cheese. Be warned, they don’t take reservations, so I recommend putting your name on the list and going to grab a drink somewhere close (like J Parker).
WHERE TO DRINK IN CHICAGO
The Berkshire Room | River North
One of my favorite spots for a cocktail in Chicago is The Berkshire Room! I first came here for a nice birthday cocktail (okay, two) before dinner and fell in love. Their famous “Dealer’s Choice” option is my go-to: you pick your spirit, your flavor profile and your glassware and they create the cocktail from there. SO fun and such a unique experience! The ambiance is elevated and intimate with a really fun retro vibe.
Cabra | West Loop
On top of The Hoxton Hotel, Cabra is a newer rooftop with both open and enclosed spaces for a year-round perfect choice. The drinks are some of the best in the city and so unique and the Peruvian design is stunning. I love it here and can’t wait to go back over and over — I need to try the bites too!
LondonHouse Rooftop | River North
If you want to visit the rooftop with the most stunning Chicago views, LondonHouse is your spot. You are truly in the middle of the city with the best view of the hustle and bustle down below. It’s absolutely one of my favorite spots in the city.
Drumbar | Streeterville
If you’re looking for an elevated cocktail, winter or summer, Drumbar is such a perfect place to go. It’s a smaller, more intimate space that is so beautifully designed. They also have a rooftop patio off to the side, but its a stunning cocktail lounge even without that added touch.
The Dawson | West Town
The Dawson is such a hidden gem in Chicago with the most beautiful patio, filled with a fireplace, string lights, and a terrace that creates such a beautiful ambiance. They call themselves a gathering place, and that is so spot-on. It’s the perfect spot for a date night or drinks with friends.
Laurel Room | River North
Located just above Pacific Standard Time, Laurel Room is one of my favorite rooftops in the whole city! It has such a gorgeous view and is filled with plants, string lights, and the cutest decor. It’s an upbeat vibe, but very relaxed.
Beatnik or Beatnik on the River | The Loop
Beatnik is absolutely one of the most gorgeous cocktail bars in the city. You will feel like you just jetsetted over to Bali. It is so lush and filled with unique, global antiques. Beatnik is located over in West Town but opened a second location in the loop called Beatnik on the River that is, exactly how it sounds, right along the Chicago river and SO gorgeous.
Cafe Bonhomme | The Loop
Owned by the same restaurant group as Beatnik, Cafe Bonhomme is another amazing spot for cocktails and small bites. It brings an old school European cafe feel to Chicago and has the cutest little patio. For such an elevated space, they also have an amazing happy hour.
Z Bar | Streeterville
Another rooftop favorite, Z Bar has a boujee-er vibe, and while cocktails are definitely expensive, they are fantastic and the views are amazing.
The Darling | West Loop
One of the most beautiful cocktail bars in the city is absolutely The Darling. It has such a beautiful, vintage aesthetic with chandeliers, velvet red coaches, faux fireplaces and such an intimate, upscale vibe.
The Allis | West Loop
Located in Soho House, The Allis is open to anyone and is an absolutely gorgeous spot to grab a cocktail.
Cindy’s Rooftop | Loop
Cindy’s Rooftop is a Chicago MUST. The view over Millennium Park is just stunning and the cocktails are incredible. Everything about Cindy’s is perfection!
Arbella | River North
Arbella is a more eclectic, globally inspired spot that is so cool. It definitely has the elevated River North feel and their cocktails are wonderful. I could not recommend their PB&J cocktail more — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever had!
Madison Bar + Kitchen | West Loop
I’ve come here for both pre-dinner drinks and brunch cocktails and it has been fantastic both times! The space is gorgeous and it’s such a fun vibe. I can’t wait to come back for food too!
Raised | River North
Located about the Renaissance, Raised is a bird’s eye view rooftop that looks out on the Chicago River and downtown. The cocktails are delicious and the vibe is really fun.
City Winery | River North
Also located along the Chicago River is a City Winery patio just steps away from the water. It is truly a MUST in my opinion. It’s buzzy and so fun watching everyone walk around the city, boats go by, and staring up at the city lights. City Winery also has other locations around the city, but I love the River North location.
Waydown | West Loop
Views of the city from West Loop are so amazing, so I love coming to Waydown and gazing over the beautiful skyline. The vibe is a bit busier and upbeat, so it’s perfect for a night out.
Streeterville Social | Streeterville
Streeterville Social makes you truly feel like you are in the middle of all of the skyscrapers. It’s such a fun location and the drinks are great! It’s a really fun and spacious rooftop with an elevated feel.
Tied House | Lakeview
One of my favorite spots to get drinks up north in the city is Tied House. Most of Lakeview is pretty casual, but Tied House is a little gem that has a more elevated, design-centric touch that I just love. The cocktails are amazing and I definitely want to go back for food.
Barcocina | Lakeview
Another Lakeview favorite, Barcocina is such a fun spot for a night out. On warmer days, it has a huge patio that is buzzy, energetic and fun. Their music is amazing and drinks and bites are great!
Broken Shaker | Streeterville
This is such a fun spot for really creative craft cocktails. It’s very cozy and perfect for date nights or small groups.
J Parker | Lincoln Parker
J Parker is my favorite Lincoln Park spot! I love this open and enclosed rooftop for a night out or a more upbeat drink. It has such a fun vibe and the best music!
Blue Violet | River North
Located on Hubbard Inn’s second floor, Blue Violet is a beautiful new cocktail bar. The drinks are fantastic, but the beautiful floral ceiling really steals the show.
MASQ | River North
If you are looking for a clubby vibe for a night out, MASQ, located on Hubbard Inn’s third floor, has vintage aesthetic and is so much fun! I came here for my birthday last year and had a blast.
The Vig | Old Town
Last but not least, my absolute favorite spot to go out is The Vig! They play amazing music, you can actually get a nice cocktail while having a night out (so you aren’t stuck with vodka sodas) and they pass out cookies at midnight. If you come to The Vig during the day, their dining options are also incredible, making it so much more than a “night out” spot.
WHERE TO GRAB A COFFEE OR TREAT IN CHICAGO
Foxtrot | River North, Lincoln Park
Foxtrot is an adorable little coffee shop and market with a few locations around the city. They are known for their delivery services, but I love going in because their markets just steal your heart. The aesthetic is very natural and airy and it’s such a good spot for some cold brew and a croissant.
Beatrix | River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market
I chatted a bit about Beatrix above too, but I wanted to include it on this list also. It has the cutest bakery and the yummiest coffees, lattes and teas.
Caffe Umbria | River North
I love this little Italian spot with such high quality artisan roasts. I work closely to the River North location and love their coffee.
Stan’s Donuts | Various
Stan’s is the cutest donut shop ever! It’s so Instagramable and the donuts are delicious (and so unique). They have a few locations around the city and all are amazing.
Doughnut Vault | River North
Another one of my favorite spots for a sweet treat, Doughnut Vault, is exactly as it sounds: an adorable vault with handcrafted donuts in classic flavors with a cute little patio out front.
Intelligentsia | Various
This Midwestern, Chicago-based roaster has coffee shops all around the city and they are all adorable. I love how each one feels both elevated and also like your neighorhood spot, and the quality of their roasts is amazing.
Maison Marcel | Lakeview
I love this little French cafe in my neighborhood that is filled with the cutest decor. Come here with your girlfriends for a latte and some macaroons or a croissant. You will feel like you’re on a Parisian patio!
WHERE TO STAY IN CHICAGO
Chicago is home to so many beautiful hotels! This city is such an amazing design city and you really see that come through in the unique styles of each hotel. Below are some of my favorites.
The Langham (5 stars) | River North
The Langham is breathtakingly stunning! It has been ranked the best hotel in Chicago by so many top travel outlets, and US News & World Report even named it the second best hotel in the country! So if you have the chance to spend even a night here, I’m sure you will love your experience. It’s high on my list for an elevated staycation.
Ritz-Carlton Chicago (5 stars) | Gold Coast
The Ritz-Carlton is such luxurious spot in the heart of the city right off the Magnificent Mile. I love the style of the whole hotel from the lobby to the rooms.
The Gwen Hotel (4 stars) | River North
The Gwen is in such a perfect location and really gorgeous. It also has a breathtaking rooftop.
The Viceroy (4.5 stars) | Gold Coast
This hotel opened just a few years ago and quickly climbed the ranks, earning several awards and named the best hotel in Chicago by Travel + Leisure. It’s high on my list to visit with its beautiful design, amazing food and beverage options, and great location.
St. Jane (4 stars) | The Loop
The art deco aesthetic at the St. Jane is so unlike any other hotel in Chicago. I love its feminine touches and eclectic aesthetic.
theWit Chicago (4.5 stars) | The Loop
Ilir and I had a staycation at theWit and loved our time here! They also have an amazing rooftop and the rooms are really lovely. This hotel has much more of a modern aesthetic with airy rooms and great views.
Chicago Athletic Association (4.5 stars) | The Loop
I have an old soul and love hotels with a vintage touch. The CAA is so cute and unique, and it’s right across the street from Millennium Park (and Cindy’s Rooftop is in the same building!).
LondonHouse (4 stars) | River North
Another hotel with an ideal location, LondonHouse is perfectly central and so gorgeous! It’s high on my list for a staycation. The rooms look gorgeous and, of course, I love their rooftop.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel (4 stars) | River North
The Renaissance is a bit more affordable, is centrally located, and absolutely gorgeous! I have stayed here a few times and I love the bedrooms and the eclectic lobby.
W Lakeshore (4 stars) | Streeterville
I have also stayed here quite a few times and it’s such a cute hotel with a beautiful view of the city. Growing up living in the suburbs, my family would get a room for the Fourth of July and watch the fireworks over Navy Pier here!
Hotel Zachary (4 stars) | Lakeview/Wrigleyville
I love this boutique hotel located up north in my neighborhood. It is right across the street from Wrigley Field, so it’s perfect if you need a spot to stay for game day. It’s really new, uniquely designed, and a lot more affordable than downtown hotels. It also has several restaurants and bars attached.
The Hoxton Hotel (3 stars) | West Loop
The Hoxton is another new hotel that is absolutely gorgeous and has so many cute restaurants and bars within. You could stay here all day and be happy. It’s high on my list to stay at and have loved my dining experiences here.
Thompson Hotel (4 stars) | (Gold Coast)
The Thompson is another really eclectic hotel that mixes both clean design and warm and rich decor. I love the look and it’s location is fantastic! It’s also a more affordable option.
WHERE TO SWEAT IN CHICAGO
Now that we’ve ate and drank our way around the city, it’s time to talk about working it off. If you’re a local and looking to get a sweat in or traveling into town and want to get a workout in on vacation, below are some of my favorite ways to move.
CycleBar | River North
If you follow along on Instagram, you know I love my CycleBar. Spin is one of my favorite workouts, and CycleBar is so welcoming, so kind, and so much fun! I’m always a little nervous going to a class for the first time, the second I walked into the space, I felt right at home. Couldn’t recommend CycleBar more!
Classpass | Various locations
If you’re a local and wanting to try out several places or visiting and wanting to explore Chicago’s workout scene, I totally recommend trying out Classpass, a program that allows you to buy a pass and visit several studios.
Run along the lake | Lakeview/Lincoln Park
If you just want to get a quick sweat in, the paths along the lake are so nice! The views are the perfect motivation.
Air Aerial Fitness | River North, Lincoln Park, or South Loop
If you’re looking for something a little different, or if you’re traveling into town wanting a more elevated workout class on your vacation, Air looks SO fun with its selection of aerial fitness and yoga classes. You can get your first week of unlimited classes for $25. It looks so chic (but wow, so challenging). I think it would be the perfect activity for a girls trip!
The Barre Code | River North, Lakeview, Gold Coast
I haven’t yet been to a Barre Code class, but I have heard the absolute best things. You can also get your first class free!
Studio Three | River North or Lincoln Park
Studio Three offers three types of fantastic classes: spin, HIT and yoga. They have two studios and both are beautiful!
[solidcore] | River North, West Loop, Wicker Park
If you’re looking for quite the challenge, I’ve heard solidcore is one of the hardest classes in the city. Best of luck! Ha!
So, yes. I am a bit obsessed with my city. There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love this city and it was so challenging to pick my favorites, because honestly, I love it all So, I hope this Chicago travel guide was helpful if you’re thinking about what to do when visiting Chicago. If you have any other favorites that haven’t made my list just yet, drop them below. As always, thanks for reading!