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2 Days in Chicago

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Chicago is counted among as the best metropolises in the world. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the city offers the visitors with plenty of entertainment; notable attractions; various cultural, dining and tourism options. The city is full of energy, with its vibrant artistic street life going on just under the shades of the stunning skyscrapers and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. A weekend getaway or a transit stop - Chicago is a thriving destination. Explore the city's top attractions you must include in your 48 hours itinerary.

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First Day Tour of Chicago!

A stroll around Chicago loop at 8:00 am: Start your day by taking a quick walking tour of the Chicago loop. This is the best way to know why the architecture of Chicago is world famous. Also you can take a stroll along the Michigan Avenue.

Breakfast at 9:00 am: Energize yourself for the day with a healthy breakfast at the Lou Mitchell’s located at the 565 W Jackson Blvd, Loop near to the Loop. Relish yourself here with French toast and omelets along with free doughnut holes and Milk Duds.

Historic Downtown tour at 10:00 am: Historic Downtown: Rise of the Skyscraper tour is a perfect way to start your day. This skyscraper tour starts daily at 10 am throughout the year. This is a 2-hour walking tour where you can see the oldest high-rises in the Loop.

Take the city's view from the Willis Tower at 12:00 noon: After the 2-hour walking tour head towards Willis Tower. This is one of the famous landmark of Chicago is also known as Sears Tower.  From its Sky deck in the 103rd floor, you can have a breathtaking view of the city as well as Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. The sky deck remains open from 10am to 8pm daily .

Ferris wheel and more - Navy Pier at 1:00 pm: After a thrilling experience at the Sky deck, visit the Navy Pier one of Chicago’s popular tourist spot. It is located along the Lake Michigan. The highlight of this place is the fifteen story Ferris Wheel. The site is open from Monday to Thursday- 10am-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays- 10am-10pm and Sundays 10am to 7pm.

Lunch at 2:00 pm: After an amazing experience, its now for a quick lunch at the Portillo's Hot Dogs. You can enjoy a great Italian beef and Chicago hotdogs you must definitely visit this place. And also don not miss the cheese fries and chocolate cakes here.

Trace history at 4:00 pm: Learn more about natural history in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The museum features a collection of 21 million specimen. The operational hours of museum is daily 9am to 5pm.

Relax at Oak Park at 6:00 pm: Now you can relax yourself at the Oak Park . It is popular tourist spot in Chicago which hosts some of the interesting tourists spots in historic setting. The high lights of the spots are - Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Brookfield Zoo, farmers market and many more.

Dinner at 8:00 pm: You can have your dinner in one of the fine restaurants of the city. Hickory River Smokehouse is a superb dining option. The restaurant offers tasty barbeque dishes at reasonable prices.

Nightcap at 10:00 pm: A post dinner night cap is always welcomed. There are plenty of good bars in Chicago like the Vision or Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago where you can enjoy your drink amidst the live music.

A dash of nightlife at 12:00 midnight: By the time you come out of the bars its midnight. And if you still want to enjoy the city’s nightlife, the best option is to visit the Andy’s Jazz Club. This is Chicago’s ultimate jazz Club that hosts live acts from noon to night.

A Complete Map Guide on Day1 Tour of Chicago

Second Day Tour of Chicago!

Breakfast at 8:00 am: Try out some other breakfast option in the city. The Bongo Room is a very good breakfast option.The restaurant is famous for its white chocolate carmel pretzel pancakes and chocolate french toast.

Stunning Church visit at 10:00 am: St. Patrick’s Church is another very popular tourist attraction in Chicago. The church is 150 years old located at Western Gateway of Chicago's Loop.  It is famous for organizing the largest block parties in the world every year.

Fun time at 12:00 noon: Millennium park is a must visit tourist spot in Chicago, spectacular, lively gathering spot in the heart of city.  The highlight of the site includes state-of-art collection of architecture, landscape, it is a attraction for Chicagoans and tourists alike.

A bite to eat at 1:00 pm: Grab a quick bite at Park Grill Restaurant near the Millennium Park. It is an awesome sipping and eating option. The restaurant is famous for its sandwiches, hotdogs and burgers.

Soak in some scenic beauty at 2:00 pm: Stop in this beautiful Michigan Avenue Bridge that spans the Chicago River along the Michigan Avenue. Spend some time in by clicking some pictures.

Beach time at 4:00 pm: Visit the Oak Street Beach, where Michigan Avenue combines into Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street. You will find the beach is full of joggers, Bikers, and skaters. But swimming in the beach might be risky.

Historic neighborhood at 6:00 pm: Walk along the streets of Gold coast and witness the neighborhood of historic town homes. Strolling through this street will give you an idea about the wealthiest lives of Chicago. The gold coast is located few blocks away from Michigan Avenue.

Dinner at 8:00 pm: Have your last meal of the day at the Michelin-starred Sixteen, located on the 16th floor of the Trump Hotel Chicago. The trump hotel is the second tallest building in Chicago just after the Willis tower. Enjoy a spectacular view of the city along with a delicious meal.

Theater at 10:00 pm: You can now catch a show and experience the vibrant theater scene of Chicago. Visit the second city, a popular comedy and improv theater of the nation. The theater always offer something to get get your laugh on.

Night scenes at 12:00 midnight: Lastly, you can have a taste of the rocking nightlife of the city offered by its pubs and bars. Violet Hour, Green Mill Cocktail Lounge and 52 Eighty Rooftop Lounge are some nightlife spots where you spend some quality time with your friends.

A Complete Map Guide on Day 2 Tour of Chicago

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