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So since our flight back home from Chicago was late in evening Monday, we decided to explore the city after the con. This post is not sponsored but I really do want to talk about Big Bus Tours, you can find them throughout the world in different cities. Big Bus Tours gives you a historic tour as well as the opportunity to hop on and hop off at different locations throughout the city of your choice.
Since I had less then 24 hours in the actual city of Chicago, the Comic Con we went to was actually in Rosemont. The problem was they don’t do hotel pick ups outside of their designated route, so we had to Uber to the city and ended up being dropped off at the most famous Chicago site, Millennium Park. So here’s exactly what to do in Chicago in about 8-hours:
Millennium Park should be on everyone’s to-do list. It’s home to the famous Chicago Bean sculpture also known as Cloud Gate, which is a it’s a total must see. The park is beautiful and full of cool sculptures and fountains. Another notable thing to check out is the Crown Fountain. The famous bean at Cloud Gate sculpture was smaller then I expected it to be but it was still awesome to see IRL. Be sure to walk under it, it’s such a weird yet fascinating experience.
Next we were off to Navy Pier which is another famous spot in Chicago. I found out on my tour that Chicago is home to the OG Ferris Wheel. They invented the Ferris Wheel, to spite the French, and if it doesn’t sound like America I don’t know what else does lol. It’s one of the safest Ferris wheels in the world and I made Kyla go on it with me. She was not pleased.
Not only is there a Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier, there are other rides and more importantly a free botanical garden called the Crystal Garden. I wouldn’t go out there strictly for the garden, it’s a bit disappointing but the whole area is worth a trip. If you are looking for a spot to relax for a few minutes, this is perfect.
After the gardens and Ferris Wheel, we were hungry AF. So, we found out there was a famous deep dish pizza place in the same building called Giordano’s, so we obviously had to go. I’ve been itching to try some deep dish pizza, which I never tried before. It was so worth it, but Chicago pizza it’s not as good as NYC pizza.
After we got lunch, we headed back on our bus to Magnificent Mile, which is full of designer stores but we didn’t go there for the stores. We discovered that there were statues of dogs. So we took photos of/ posed with all of them. Here are some of my favorite puppers:
Do it for the dogs.
Another cool building on this mile was this one, during the famous Chicago Fire, the entire city burnt down except these two buildings, I only took a photo of this one but I thought it looked cool and was a great fun fact.
Willis Tower: Skydeck
Our last spot on our quick adventure was the famous Willis tower. I discovered the famous Skydeck through this post by Retro Flame. I tried to replicate her pose but I failed really badly. Well, I tried to look cute. Always, I’m someone who is not afraid of heights but looking down was scary AF. I was shook. The view is insane!
Overall, I had a really fun weekend at my first ever comic con and exploring a new city. Also worth noting before I end this post, if you are in Chicago, you need to check out Garrett’s Popcorn, because it is an institution here. I was told to try the Chicago mix or Garrett Mix. This mixture is a combo of their caramel corn and their cheesy corn. I think it tastes weird but good in it’s own strange way. It’ honestly hard to explain but worth trying.
What’s your Chicago must-see?