For most of my life I’ve lived about six hours away from the Windy City, which most midwesterners would call a short drive, and yet I never visited. My sister and I had always talked about seeing Chicago’s towering skyscrapers and walking along Navy Pier, so we thought why not visit on the long weekend? So off we went! Lots of sights were seen, delicious food was ate and a few too many drinks were drank. Here’s what happened on our little weekend trip to Chicago:
Lucky for us, Grant Park was just a few blocks away from our Airbnb, so we started our trip by exploring the huge park. Walking through the park was honestly the best idea me and my sister had on the entire trip as it was a great way to see a lot of the city. After strolling through we made it to the Art Institute of Chicago, a definite must-see for anyone even slightly interested in art.
Just around the corner from the Art Institute is the famous Cloud Gate a.k.a “The Bean,” so we definitely had to grab a picture. Although the sculpture is barred off from touching, you can still get a great photo (see right for proof).
After exploring more of the area, and about 12,000 steps later, we decided to walk back and get ready for dinner, but we couldn’t resist stopping into Molly’s Cupcakes. I could smell the bakery from about a mile away and was definitely not disappointed with my selection. I could go on for days about those cupcakes, and frankly all of the food I had on this trip, but I’ll save that for later.
The next morning, we went a bit up north for brunch at Boca Loca Cantina. The food was so dang good, had the perfect Instagram backdrops, and a bottles of champagne was only $12. Can’t beat that! Next we absolutely had to check out Navy Pier, a Chicago must-see. The views were insane and I couldn’t believe how blue the water of Lake Michigan is; it literally felt like walking on the beach!
To really finish off our quick trip with a bang, we bought tickets to see Rupaul’s Drive and Drag Show. We’re huge fan of Rupaul’s Drag Race, so it was a dream to see some of the contestants perform live and made the perfect ending to our trip. Since we only had a short stay in Chi-town, there’s plenty left to see and do, so I’ll definitely be returning soon.