How to love Chicago

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Björgvin Ingi Ólafsson

How to love Chicago

We spent three years in Chicago. This is what we keep doing when we visit.

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Family fun

Image - Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo
Björgvin:Free entry, expensive parking, good Zoo
Image - Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Children's Museum
Björgvin:The only (good) reason to visit Navy Pier is this nice museum for the kids. Everything also at Navy Pier is crap.
Image - Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Björgvin:The coolest museum in Chicago.
Image - North Avenue Beach
North Avenue Beach
Björgvin:Chicago summer beach day is great. Enjoy, relax or have a drink.
Image - Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Björgvin:Free Concert, The Bean, waterfall fountain and overall fun.
Image - Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Riverwalk
Björgvin:Take a boat ride, hang out, have a drink.
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Evening Experiences

Cool things to do at night

Image - The Aviary
The Aviary
Björgvin:Great cocktails experience. Need to book in advance.
Image - The Second City
The Second City
Björgvin:The start point of many of the most famous US comedians.
Image - United Center
United Center
Björgvin:Go to a Bulls or a Blackhawks game. Chicago loves its sports.
Image - Wrigleyville
Björgvin:Hang out at the bars, go to a Cubs game or mix both by a roof-deck bar Cubs game.
Image - John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center
Björgvin:The observatory at the John Hancock Center is better than the Sears tower skydeck.

My Favorite Restaurants

Image - The Wiener's Circle
The Wiener's Circle
Björgvin:The most awkward food experience in Chicago, order the chocolate milk shake here.
Image - avec Restaurant
avec Restaurant
Björgvin:Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Image - Smoque BBQ
Smoque BBQ
Björgvin:Cheap, great and super tasty.
Image - Hema's Kitchen
Hema's Kitchen
Björgvin:My favorite Indian, in the center of the Indian Devon Ave.
Image - Edzo's Burger Shop
Edzo's Burger Shop
Björgvin:The best burger in the Chicago area. If you are up in Evanston, Edzo´s is a must go.
Image - Alinea
Björgvin:As ridiculously good as it is priced. Totally unique.
Image - Antique Taco Wicker Park
Antique Taco Wicker Park
Björgvin:Busy so be ready for the wait but this place is a great so it is worth it.

Wonderguide map

  1. Lincoln Park Zoo
  2. Chicago Children's Museum
  3. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  4. North Avenue Beach
  5. Millennium Park
  6. Chicago Riverwalk
  7. Chicago Architecture River Cruise
  8. The Aviary
  9. The Second City
  10. United Center
  11. Wrigleyville
  12. John Hancock Center
  13. Chicago Architecture Center
  14. The Wiener's Circle
  15. avec Restaurant
  16. Smoque BBQ
  17. Hema's Kitchen
  18. Edzo's Burger Shop
  19. Alinea
  20. Antique Taco Wicker Park

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