This is the first Wanderlust Wednesday i’ve done in MONTHS – or should I say, one full year? That’s awful.
Regardless, this week’s post comes to you while i’m still IN Chicago, and is ABOUT Chicago. See what I did there?
My best friend moved here in August 2009, and I’ve been here minimum 1x per year since. However, the great thing about Chicago is that it’s HUGE and there is always more stuff for us to do! Not to mention my annual trip is scheduled for Halloween…
|Halloween 2009 – Swine Flu
|Halloween 2010 – Peter Pan and a Trophy Wife
|Halloween 2011 – Kate and Pippa Middleton
|Halloween 2011 (Party #2) – Teen Girl Squad!
As you can see, we like to have fun with the halloween costumes. Stay tuned for 2012 costumes (as they are already in the works!)
3 – Chicago Diner (Brown Line – Belmont stop)
We picked this resturant because it was vegetarian – and I wanted the option of eating anything i wanted on the menu 🙂 What we didn’t know was how amazing it was going to be! We enjoyed Avacado Tostadas and Sweet Potato Quesadillas. Their slogan is “Meat Free since ’83”, but they are not vegan. They have many options for cheese for all of you dairy lovers out there, but you can easily avoid if that’s what you’re going for.
In the non food department, I had been told by a friend that the Chicago Cultural Center was worth going to – and FREE. It was absolutely gorgeous and full of different exhibits and rooms to explore. When i arrived, there was a man playing a piano concerto he had composed. He was playing it in this room
|the Tiffany Glass Co. ceiling
|the view of the room (see the piano?) when you walk up the grand staircase
there were other gorgeous rooms, full of mosaic tile walls and ornate sculpted moldings and elaborate glass windows and ceilings everywhere. it was such a pretty building, and reminded me a lot of old libraries or cathedrals in Europe. Ok, one more room.
|Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall Rotunda – so gorgeous
There are obviously tons of different things to do in Chicago, but these are just a few highlights from THIS trip. I’d highly suggest all of these places!
And i’d definitely suggest Chicago if you’ve never been. Lots of culture, and always something to do in lots of different neighborhoods!