My 3 Favorite Chicago Water Activities

My 3 Favorite Chicago Water Activities

You may have noticed, but summer in Chicago is kind of a big deal. I mean, we all suffer through the winter and then are rewarded for our efforts once summer hits. Summer is ALL about being on the water any chance you have. I have to say, I have done a pretty great job so far and it’s only early July. If you’re a Chicago resident or are planning a trip here, I highly recommend doing 1 if not all 3 of the below activities:

Number 1: Rent a Boat

I am so lucky to have found friends who are also all about this. If you follow me on IG, then you know I spent the 4th of July on a boat and it was the best decision ever. We used Boatsetter and couldn’t have a had a better experience. I highly recommend renting a boat (or finding someone who has one) because the best views of Chicago are from the lake. Hands down.

Number 2: Kayaking on the river

If you were to ask those closest to me, they would tell you that I am the opposite of an outdoorsy person. While I’m not about to make a complete 180 and go camping every weekend, I am trying to expand my outdoor activities and kayaking the river was the perfect intro. I chose the architectural tour and was not disappointed. The crew was fantastic, the views were amazing and I got a little arm workout in. We used Water Riders for our tour & I highly recommend them!

Number 3: Architectural Boat Tour

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve boarded the Wendella boats because each time I go on one of their tours, I learn a million new things. You can choose to cruise down the river or do the river & lake combo. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a gorgeous tour where you learn the history of Chicago and it’s buildings & have hundreds of amazing photo opps while sipping your cocktail of choice. It really doesn’t get any better.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2018

Who’s excited for restaurant week??? I know I am! It’s really more like two weeks & could probably be called “restaurant weeks”, but that would sound pretty odd now wouldn’t it? There are almost 400 restaurants to choose from & I don’t know about you, but the struggle was real trying to narrow these down. I finally did it and decided to do a video to help you choose the best of the best this year. Check it out and comment below if there are other places you know I need to check out!

 

 

5 Favorite Chicago Holiday Events

5 Favorite Chicago Holiday Events

I have to admit, this is my FAVORITE time of the year. Yes, it can be overwhelming with all of the parties, events, weddings, family, etc. I always make sure to make time for myself & do things that I actually enjoy. Here is my list of things to do this holiday season:

  1. ZooLights: Christmas lights + zoo animals = being a kid again
  2. Chriskindlemarket: Because why wouldn’t you want to pretend you were
    in Germany with a bunch of tourists? Great spot for post-work cocktails & snacks.
  3. The Walnut Room @Macy’s: A childhood fave that doesn’t get old as an adult. Plus, you can shop your way up (& on your way down)!
  4. Ice Skating @ Maggie Daley Park: You can either show off your mad ice skating skills or laugh at yourself like I do every single time you fall on the ice. Either way, it’s a fun time.
  5. Randolph Street Holiday Market: Swing by & pick up some gifts from your list… and maybe a few for yourself 🙂