Chicago for a Day.

I had a very short trip to Chicago, IL (less than 24 hours). I should have done a bit more research of the city beforehand but since it was just a short trip I figured I’d be fine. I came up with a quick list of things to do and what not to do for a day trip.

Do come prepared to walk around. Once in downtown everything is relatively close by so walking or trolleys are the best option.

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Don’t rent a car. For some reason this seemed like a great idea. Parking in Chicago is a hassle and expensive. Parking was an average of $15 to $28. And let’s not even talk about rush hour!

Do check the weather. Thankfully for the time I was there it was a really nice day out. Not too sunny and breeze. It did rain late in the afternoon and so our expedition had to be cut short, which was a good thing because it took us almost an hour and a half to get to the airport.

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Don’t forget to stroll around Millennium Park where you can also find Cloud Gate, best known as The Bean.

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Do try Giordano’s deep-dish pizza. I heard this is the tourist version of deep-dish pizza, but it was so delicious! I very much recommended. They had great service too so it all came together. I would definitely be going back for more. I did find out that you can order their pizzas online and have them deliver to your door step. I will be able to enjoy a delicious deep-dish pizza from Chicago right at home in Miami.

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Do check out the Willis Tower Skydeck. It’s not for the faint of heart, especially if you are scared of heights but it certainly is a must do in Chicago. We were expecting at least an hour wait but we probably waited less than 35 minutes to reach the sky deck. If you can, I recommend purchasing the tickets online that way you have a less wait time. Tickets for adults were just $22.

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1 Comment

  1. JUSTABLONDEFAN
    November 28, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Wow! I been to chicago and Giordanos is amazing. I wasnt aware you could order online. I will definitely check it out.

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