It was that time of the year again, time to visit Chicago. This city is by far one of my favorite cities to visit, I’ve been coming here for so long and so often, it feels like a second home. This trip we decided we would try to try new things (ended up at our favorite country bar 3 times..whoops) but we still did get adventurous.
We visited Soldier Field for the first time for the Kenny Chesney tour, the highly instagramable Happy Place, the west loop and some of its fine eateries including getting dessert in the form of a taco. Woo
One of my dreams did come true as we also stumbled upon the set of Chicago Fire. No, no I did not see Taylor Kinney but seeing his squad 3 truck was highlight enough for me.
Here is my little Chicago recap and places you must visit.
Parlor Pizza Bar. West Loop. -You have not has a good slice of pizza (or salad) until you have visited Parlor Pizza Bar. I highly recommend the Kale Cobb Salad and the Sgt Pepper pizza.
Leave room for dessert because you’ll have to try a tacolato….yes that is right you will have to try a dessert taco. They don’t just have clever names, they are a little bit of dessert heaven.
HAPPY PLACE If you are planning to visit Chicago before September 3, 2018, check out the Happy Place. It was a one of a kind experience that made you feel like a kid again. I mean how could rubber ducks, jumping into a pot of happy and rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches not make you feel 8. 😉
WAYDOWN at the Ace Hotel. 2 things: Happy Hour & Views. I could’ve sat here and drank their 7 dollar glasses of Rosé all night, except Happy Hour is only 4-6 (thankfully ;))
My other favorite Chicago things to do/see/go:
- Walking the River walk. With the views of the city you won’t realize how long you are actually walking. We manage to get in over 10 miles on our first day walking from the west loop to the end of the river walk.
- Old Crow Smokehouse. Somehow we always end up back at this River North Country bar. Go on a Friday or Saturday for some awesome live music. If that’s not your thing, walk next door to Moe’s for some upscale Mexican. Warning: They are not open on Sunday!
- Taking in the Golden hour views. Guys! Get somewhere that you can enjoy the sun setting and turning the city to gold.
4. West Randolph Street restaurant scene. There are several adorable places to check out in this area. I highly recommend Bad Hunter.
I am sure I’ll be back to Chicago sometime soon, so hang on for some more adventures and of course places to eat. 😉
Until next time, Chicago!