It has been a whirlwind of activity since I returned from vacation and I am just NOW getting around to writing a blog post about it! I have to say though it was nice to get away and do a little bit of exploring! I spent 4 days exploring Chicago with my Dad and it’s safe to say we saw and did a little bit of everything. I do have to say thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions of places to check out and spots to eat. Lots of great tips!
I will say if you ever get the opportunity to take a Shoreline Sightseeing tour while in the Windy City it is worth the price of admission! I took a tour off Navy Pier to see the Chicago skyline and the architecture tour down the Chicago River. Believe it or not you learn a thing or two on the tour! For example… Chicago is named “The Windy City” not because of the winds off Lake Michigan, but for the politicians that were described as “Wind Bags” by folks from New York who were upset that Chicago won the right to host the World’s Fair.
I could go on and on about the experiences in Chicago but I will just single out a few things. This is something that I pointed out on Twitter but I have to say I was impressed with the “City Pass” that we purchased before heading out. It includes great stops including museums and other tourist destinations. It even acted as a “fast pass” at the Willis (Sears) Tower when we went to the Sky Deck and saved us a good hour of time in line!
1.) The Sky Deck- Absolutely breath taking views on a clear day and if you’re crazy enough to step out on “The Ledge” you won’t be disappointed!
2.) Shedd Aquarium- They offer a ton of cool animals and the aquatic show was worth the wait. Even had the chance to catch a 4D movie of Planet Earth
3.) Giordano’s Pizza- It was single handedly the best deep dish pizza I have ever had. Trust me. I am an authority on pizza.
4.) Shoreline Sightseeing Tours- Like I said above… informative tour especially by a young lady named Tila. One of the highlights of the trip!
5.) Wrigley Field- I am not a Cubs fan but just being in such an historic park was really cool. There is nothing like looking out on the ivy!
Below are a few pictures from the trip and for more you can follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/joshhohman
As always feel free to contact me! - Josh