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Chicago, IL

Updated: April 22nd, 2021

Below is a list of the 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.

Breakfast

- Doughnut Vault

401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

- Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

50 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

- Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

- Firecakes Donuts

2453 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

- Batter & Berries

2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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Activities

- 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

- Wrigley Field

1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Tour Cost: $30.00 (Currently Unavailable)

- Galloping Ghost Arcade

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513

Play All Day: $20.00

- Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Admission: FREE (Donations are Welcome)

- Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

- Soldier Field

1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Adult VIP Tour: $25.00

- Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

Suggested Donation: $5.00 (Currently Closed)

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Lunch/Dinner

- 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

- Gene & Jude's

2720 N River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171

- Kuma's Corner

2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

- Al's Beef

548 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

- Sun Wah BBQ

5039 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

- J.P. Graziano Grocery

901 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

- Saucy Porka

335 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606

- Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641

- Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

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)

- FOUND Hotel Chicago

613 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $118 (Oct 20': $91)

- The Langham, Chicago

330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $420 (Oct 20': $257)

- Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $475 (Oct 20': $239)

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21 and Up Fun

- Whiner Beer Company

1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609

- Goose Island Brewhouse

1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

- Revolution Brewing

3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

- Lagunitas Brewing Company

2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608

- BuckleDown Brewing

8700 47th St, Lyons, IL 60534

- Half Acre Beer Company

4257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

- Map Room

1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

- Kaiser Tiger

1415 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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

 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