Hopefully all of you have been having a great summer so far! I can’t believe our three weeks in the USA are coming to an end soon, but time flies when you’re having fun right?
This blog post is all about Chicago and the chic things you can do if you ever visit.
Going to Navy Pier is always a memorable experience since it is a place for everyone and in the summer the attractions are the most adorning. While walking down the pier we were overwhelmed with so many fun offers for cruises, speedboat rides and games. There is an extremely tall ferris wheel, an uncountable amount of restaurants and plenty of people trying to find a glimpse of shade to cool off.
We decided to have lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp & Co. This location gives you a whole immersive experience of the movie Forrest Gump, so it was an experience in itself to eat there. Tom Hanks dressed up as Forrest Gump even showed up and visited each table to talk to all the diners. Just kidding, it was a Tom Hanks lookalike, practically his clone. The food was good but what really made eating there worthwhile was the experience.
We then decided to take the water taxi from the pier to the Union Train Station. We loved this, because it was cheaper than taking a cab and we were able to see some of Chicago’s greatest Landmarks. The weather was amazing that day, the sun was burning hot although there was a still a light breeze every couple of minutes to help cool us off. It was fourth of July Weekend, so the river was bustling and full of young adults on party boats. The ride was the perfect way to get a nice overview of downton Chicago.
3 Arts Club Cafe
Getting out of our cab, we were astounded at the beauty of a building in front of us. We were already excited for brunch but became even more ecstatic when we saw where this brunch was taking place.
The cafe is inside of a furniture store called Restoration Hardware. The furniture that they sell is so beautiful and chic. There was not one thing that we would not like in our dream home.
Comfy sofas with soft pillows to lean back on is where we sat and the food we ate was placed on a big and beautiful marble table. The centerpiece of the room was a fountain and on top of the fountain was an enormous and breathtaking chandelier. The roof of the building was made of glass and every details was picked so carefully that it made the entire ambiance exquisite. Not only could we see each piece of furniture in our dream house, but we could taste each delicious thing on the menu in our mouths.
We ordered truffle grilled cheeses, fries, salad, scrambled eggs, avocado, toast, bellinis and coffee. Each bite was savoured.
John Hancock Center
One thing you should not miss when traveling to Chicago is the bar/lounge on the 96th floor at the John Hancock Center. The best time of day to go is an hour before the sun sets because this way you can sip cocktails and see Chicago’s transformation from day to night.
The strawberry basil mojito was definitely the best cocktail we tried, but plan on spending a good $20 per cocktail. It’s expensive but the view and the evening are worth it. This location is great for a date night.
A tip for the ladies: definitely take a trip to the ladies’ room because the view there is awe-inspiring.
We hope we have given you an insight on some of the most iconic and beautiful places in the world.
Fun Fact: “If you had always assumed that Chicago earned its nickname as the Windy City from the chilly gusts coming off Lake Michigan, you would be wrong. The city is windy, according to most local legends, because of the hot air bellowing from politicians.”