A Weekend in Chicago: What to Do and See

So you have a weekend to spend in Chicago? You have two options; either spend it in the hotel, or get out and explore. The latter sounds more fun, doesn’t it? Whether you’re travelling with the family, or are quickly checking in on business, Chicago offers up a vibrant scene with something in mind for even the fussiest of travellers. Not sure where to start your weekend adventure? Families call your local travel agent; business travellers contact a corporate travel agent like http://www.au.fcm.travel and start planning your weekend in Chicago.

Eating Out

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsOne word. Pizza. Chicago hosts some of America’s best pizza joints! Want something more international? Chicago has a large Polish community, lending itself to a select range of traditional Eastern European restaurants to select from. Check out a host of Mexican cuisine, ranging from traditional southern American dishes through to more modern takes on these favorites.
Chicago hosts a number of quality seafood restaurants, serving trawler-fresh cuisine for all tastes

Calling all sports fans

Chicago boasts the full spectrum of sports. Head over to the US Cellular Field to catch the White Sox, or Wrigley Field in the north for a Cubs game. Basketball more your thing? You’ll catch the famous Chicago Bulls in action!

10-20-Hut-Hut-Hut! American Football tickle your fancy? The Chicago Bears are always exciting to watch. Hockey lovers will not be disappointed in Chicago, with reigning Stanley Cup winners the Blackhawks playing during the NHL season.

So much to see in the city

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsYou won’t be twiddling your thumbs in the city! The Willis Centre Skydeck is a must-see for any fearless visitor, with the bar from this landmark providing a picturesque backdrop to enjoy a drink with friends. Feel like something more physical? Join one of the many informative and enjoyable walks around the city, ranging from historical tours, cultural landmarks and even chocolate tours!

Enjoy an inexpensive outing to the centre of arts, culture, and entertainment with a day at the Chicago Cultural Centre. Home to a large range of public performances, exhibits, and events, The Peoples Palaces (as the locals like it) showcases the best of Chicago’s talent.

If you venture just a little out of the city, you’ll find the award-winning Lincoln Park Zoo. An excellent adventure for young an old awaits you at one of America’s oldest zoos!

We only come out at night

So you’d rather explore Chicago by night? You’ll be greeted by a range of excellent evening (and early morning!) options to enjoy the night away. Downtown you’ll find a range of popular nightclubs and bars. Chicago hosts one of America’s premier jazz venues where you can enjoy excellent music seven nights a week. Want a great night out? All signs point downtown!

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsRomantic vineyard getaway?

The great state of Illinois has been fermenting amazing wines for over 150 years. You’ll find a handful of excellent vineyards and wineries within a short drive from the Chicago CBD. You can choose from a range or guided tours through the wine growing areas, or find yourself and your loved one at one of the amazing vineyard bed and breakfasts in the Chicago surrounds without any hassle at all.

Have you got your own travel advice for the weekend Chicago traveller? Are there any particular places of interest you think need a shout-out? Can’t wait to plan your next weekend or stopover through Chicago?