Chicago! Here you’ll find where to stay, how to get around the city, where to eat and what to do. First, we bought CityPasses – and I’m a celiac, so all placed we visited are gluten friendly. Total bonus, right? Let’s go.
5 Days in Chicago
Where to Stay
How to get Around
What to Do
Where to Eat
Okay – there you have it, a full packed 5 days in Chicago. Read on for additional travel tips.
Well, I’ll say this – our 5 days in Chicago were pretty full, yet we did have some downtime. In fact, we got through the whole series of Netflix’s Worlds Fastest Car. That’s one tip I don’t think ever gets old. When you’re travelling, regardless of for how long or short, build in some downtime – especially if you’re like me and use that ‘alone’ time to recharge. You might end up doing less, yet you’ll have more fun.
Another little tip – don’t be afraid to check out local markets, grocery stores and keep your bag stocked with a few snacks and water. Some places, like Museum Campus, are filled with over priced cafes which don’t even have gluten free options. I kept a few Lara bars in my bag which were great go-to snacks if we were getting ‘hangry’ – yes, that happens.
Last tip – plan ahead especially if you know there are some things you’ll be disappointed if you miss. As an example, the Art Institute is far too big to for one day (well, 7 hours). So, we planned to spend a fair bit of time there and prioritized on which sections to see. Some we burned through at a speed-walker pace, while other sections I sat and read every card. This works on a larger scale – will you be sad if you miss the Bean? Don’t see Wrigley Field? Or don’t eat at an Iron Chef’s restaurant? Be honest with yourself and let it help shape your trip.
Thanks for visiting and happy travels!