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COVID-19 Advice: If you do plan on traveling, please be smart and responsible for yourself and others.  Practice social distancing and wear a mask when deemed necessary.  Be respectful of other's well being and stay safe.

Chicago, IL

Updated: April 22nd, 2021

Below is a list of best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.


- Doughnut Vault

401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

- Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

50 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601


- Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Adult General Admission: $39.95

- Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Adult All-Access Pass: $40.00

- Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

All Exhibitions + Two Sky Shows + Atwood Sphere Experience (Adult): $35.00

- Oriental Institute Museum

1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Suggested Donation: $10.00

- Grosse Point Lighthouse

2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201

Tours: $6.00 (Currently Closed)

- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

Adult General Admission: $21.95


- Superdawg Drive-In

6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

- Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

- Rosebud Steakhouse

192 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

- Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

2121 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

- Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

- Edgewater Tacos

5624 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

- Pequod's Pizza

8520 Fernald Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053

Places to Stay

- Thompson Chicago

21 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $211 (Oct 20': $152)

21 and Up Fun

- Whiner Beer Company

1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609

- Goose Island Brewhouse

1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Out of Bounds

- Six Flags Great America

1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031

45 miles from Chicago, IL

3 Floyds Brewing Co.

9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321

30 miles from Chicago, IL

- Country Donuts

181 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

52 miles from Chicago, IL

- Starved Rock State Park

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

94 miles from Chicago, IL

 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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