I absolutely love the city of Chicago.  There is so much to do and I am always willing to jump at any chance to go back.  I have lots to share with you about this most recent trip, however, while I collect my thoughts and write some fun stuff, I thought I would (re)share my experiences of last trip as I did many of the same touristy things with my friend Jen this past weekend.

While I have been to Chicago many times, it has always been for work so my free time was usually in the evening where if I wasn’t working in my hotel room, it would exploring the fantastic culinary world that Chicago has to offer.

This time, as my friend had never been before we decided to explore Chicago as true tourists.  An architectural boat tour, a trip to Millennium Park, a day at Wrigley Field with free tickets we scored for a Cubs game from the bartender at the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park, a leisurely and spectacular walk through The Art Institute of Chicago and of course nothing beats walking your little feet off to explore the city.  Of course, I did the food scene and there will be a couple of reviews to follow of The Tasting Room and RL Restaurant.  Both worthy of a visit if you are ever going.

I have always known Chicago is a city with an amazing architectural history and is famous for its museums but nothing could be prepare me for how extraordinary my trip was going to be with breathtaking skyscrapers, old and new side by side and sculptures and art work that literally blew my mind.

I am by no means an artist or a good photographer, not even by a long shot.  I don’t have an artist’s eye but I do recognize beauty when I see it and I hope I have managed to portray what I experienced during my long weekend, in particular the architectural boat tour, in this little photographic montage.

Chicago is such a great city to visit and I know there is so much more I need to do beyond eating and drinking, which of course will not stop me, but I will be back and I will see more of what this fantastic city has to offer.