Friday, September 16, 2016

Our Weekend Trip to Chicago

There's so much I could say about our 3-day weekend trip to Chicago, and I'll say a little, but I'll mostly let these photos speak for themselves:

We had lots of fun checking out Chicago's coolest murals!

Ashlyn and her friend, Tyler, showed us some of their favorite spots.

We checked out Lake Shore and saw the sailboats.

Took the metro and walked on the 606.

Took a stroll around the lovely Lincoln Park area (right by an Urban Outfitters Surplus Store — dreams do come true)!

Drank chai at the Chia Chai — I've never seen so many chai varieties in my life (and look how cute it is)!

Had the best brunch of our lives at The Allis — but more on that in a separate post (it was that good).

Stayed in a mansion.

...just kidding, this is a miniature room from the Art Institute (SO cool, also one of the only photos I took at the Art Institute because I was so enthralled with the sights).

Speaking of artsy, I love this sign at Goddess and the Baker. We had a yummy lunch there.

We went out of our way to try Bang Bang Pie, since all of my foodie friends recommended it. Turns out they closed early that day in preparation for Labor Day, but as I was peeking in the window, an employee took pity on us and gave us a whole key lime pie for free! Bang bang!

I had my very first Chicago dog at Portillo's. I didn't even know you were supposed to leave the pickle on it!

We took a stroll around the Chicago Riverwalk.

We rode Divvy bikes to get donuts (I think you're allowed to eat more donuts if you get there via bike).

Did some obligatory shopping around Michigan Ave.

Ate another great brunch at Bongo Room in Wicker Park.

And you know we had to stop by the Bean.

Oh, we ate pizza, too, but I didn't grab a photo of that. What did we miss?! What should we put on our list for next time? I'm already looking forward to our next trip north!

1 comment

  1. Ahhh! Gorgeous pics of my hometown :) Glad you made it to Portillo's & Bongo Room - two Chicago classics.

    Christina |