On Wednesday May 23rd, my best friend and I sat in our car moping about the gloomy weather Miami was having. It had been raining 2 weeks straight and we were over it. Suddenly an idea pops in my head-- what if we go to #Chicago? I say it out loud and hear back "Let's go!" We immediately start looking up flights and next thing I know we're paying for our hotels and heading home to pack because we leave the next morning! Spontaneity at its finest.
I look up a good brunch spot on my trusty Google Maps and we end up at Eleven City Diner. It turned out to be a cozy spot with yummy food. Plus we got treated to our meal by the manager. That always makes the food taste much better.
I always thoroughly plan my trips in order to maximize time. But since we had no time to plan we just asked our waiter what to do next. He told us to walk by #GrantPark to the #AdlerPlanetarium. So we got a little high and did exactly that. We got into deep conversations about the universe (very much our speed) and had a great time.
We then rented bikes and rode along Lake Shore Drive stopping at a few locations including #BuckinghamFountain and the #WillisTower. We didn't have to wait long at the #SkyDeck but locals say it can be a 2 hour wait on weekends, so plan accordingly.
The following day we had an amazing breakfast at #WildberryPancake and walked across the street to the famous #ChicagoBean. We then explored the city by foot and bike.
At night we went to #Cindysrooftop bar. It was nice but a little overrated. The venue was small, the music was ok, and the drinks were overpriced considering how ordinary they were. We then bar hopped to a couple bars and I got my phone stolen. I definitely had a little much to drink and wasn't as aware but as any big city, take care of your personal belongings.
Saturday was our last full day so we decided to make the best of it despite the previous night's occurrence. We went to Giordano's to have the famous #DeepDishPizza and it did not disappoint! We also walked along the #ChicagoRiverwalk and stopped at the City Winery where many locals and tourists enjoyed the warm weather and passing of boats. Apparently this was the first nice week of spring so all the locals were out!
We then went to the #LondonHouse for some drinks while the sun set beautifully over the city. Afterwards we did a little bar hopping with some locals starting at #Federales and ending up at #Disco. Pretty much everywhere we went was walking distance, had great atmosphere and good music. This night definitely redeemed the previous one.
The next morning before our flight we decided to have brunch at the #Fremont. Definitely a spot to check out if you want a fun #BoozyBrunch. Although I lost many photos along with my phone, this trip was one to remember! Check out the little recap I made with scraps of videos I was able to salvage.