My husband and I went to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. It was kind of a work trip for him, just a little vacation for me. Neither of us had ever been there before.
I was on my own for the first day while the dude was at a conference thing. I took myself down to the Art Institute and spent nearly the entire day wandering around there. Perhaps the most delightful part of the day was watching some kid catch a Pokemon in front of a Picasso painting. I just about died laughing.
We went to the Field the next day. Again, my spouse had a work thing to deal with there, but we got a chance to explore the halls a little bit afterwards. And we saw Sue the T-Rex, of course.
Most of the rest of the trip was spent at or around our hotel. We were actually near the O’Hare airport which is outside of the city proper, and Lollapalooza was happening that same weekend, so getting downtown to the typical touristy stuff was a huge pain in the butt and I just didn’t feel like dealing with it (+ I wasn’t handling the crowds very well).
Thankfully there was a movie theater, an entertainment district with several restaurants and pubs, and a giant OUTLET MALL within walking distance of the hotel. You better believe I spent plenty of time and a little too much $$$ at that mall.
I would love to go back someday, maybe when there aren’t as many other tourists around, maybe at a hotel closer to the cool stuff downtown.
Have you ever been to Chicago?