September 4, 2015

#KeriandKimTakeChicago Recap

Couldn't resist making the hashtag since we're K sisters. If you hadn't notice, I went to Chicago for a few days with my sister. She was going for a work conference and I decided to take along since we both had never been to the windy city before. It was still hot and muggy like in New York City but it's better than going in the middle of winter. We were impressed with how nicely laid out and clean the city was. We loved all the bridges and architecture in the city. Great place to be inspired! We didn't get our picture in front of "The Bean" unfortunately, but here's what we did get to do:

Our hotel was right across from Millennium Park which has gorgeous art installations throughout and housed the Art Institute. Definitely recommend taking a stroll through. It is also where the Buckingham Fountain is, which lit up at night.

Our first day there we took a boat tour, which gave us a great view of Chicago. Loved learning the details of the city. You can also do the Riverwalk which is right along the river (I'm not a big walker so boat it was!). Love the different eras of decor - colonial houses, art deco buildings, etc. 

Selfie! We were all dying

Tuesday night we went to a Cubs game with my sister's boss. Wrigley Field is the second oldest stadium after Fenway Park (in Boston). It is adorable! Yankee Stadium you have to walk like a mile to even get to whereas Wrigley's is right off the street. I was so amazed that you could hear fire trucks go by like you were just sitting at home. They still had the old school scoreboard where the guy comes out and changes the numbers. But being an old stadium has it's downsides such as no ventilation. We felt like we were sitting in a sauna!

My sister was dying to try some deep dish pizza. I opted for thin crust veggie (sorry... the New Yorker in me couldn't do it!). Overall, it was a great trip. We crammed a lot in in 3 days. Definitely would come back, maybe in the fall with a nice breeze happening. There was still so much to see! For getting around we walked a few times but mostly took cabs/Ubers which were never more than $10. We did take the bus once which was easy to maneuver. It was just so hot we had no patience to wait for public transportation lol.

Until next time Chicago!

The Planetarium provided a great view

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