Chicago Travel Guide: Things To See, Do & Eat



(groans) Good morning  We gotta catch a flight  Let’s go!  Hey everyone!  Today we’re catching a 2 hour flight  out of Toronto to Chicago  for our very first weekend in the Windy City  [beat-driven music]  [flight attendant speaking inaudibly]  We made it to Chicago  Gotta pick up our bags  then check in to the hotel  For this trip, we’ve booked a room at the W Chicago City Center  We made it to our hotel!  Chicago is considered the birthplace of modern architecture  and like so many of the businesses downtown  the W was converted from a historical building  to a modern, stylish hotel that still pays tribute to its roots .


So it’s raining  -I just got in the face by someone’s umbrella  Our first stop is a well-known landmark in Chicago  Made it to Millennium Park  There’s a skating rink  and of course  a giant  bean!  Look, I can wear this bean like a hat  (laughter)  I’ve got a beanie  -Punny!  Alright, let’s check out the Art Institute of Chicago  For this weekend, we’ll be using the Chicago City Pass  which gets us access to all the major tourist attractions  like The Art Institute of Chicago  one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States  There’s stuff you might recognize, and then…  I definitely thought this was supposed to be art  until I realized that they removed it.


Looking for Tommy and Cody, where are they?  Right over here! Right over here!  Our next stop is 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building  which offers views of the city from 94 floors up  We made it!  We’re going up  It was 45 seconds  -Oh! (laughter)  This is so romantic  -Feels super romantic  There we are!  Oh my God  (groaning)  We got the best view of the parade  Is that a Finding… oh no, that’s not Nemo  What is that, a Nutcracker?  Now it’s time to grab some food and drinks at the Chicago Athletic Association  an upscale hotel in a restored Gothic-style building.


It’s got various spaces to explore with some amazing food and drinks  and you don’t need a be a guest of the hotel to check it out  We’ve had a packed first day  and I’m so ready to just melt into this bed  See you tomorrow!  So I just realized  I’ve been drinking hot water  because I forgot to put my teabag in  Oh my goodness  (laughter)  Oh my God!  Woo!  It’s chilly in Chicago  -Windy City, am I right?  Windy City  We’re going to go up to the Skydeck  Capture some stellar views  So, couldn’t go up the tower because  it’s too windy  Alright, we’re heading to Daly Plaza  to check out the Christkindlmarket  Woop!  We got these cool souvenir decorative mugs  I think a leaf just flew into one  That’s great!  It’s so cold and I double-socked it  (laughter)  We’re on our way to try a Chicago essential  The hot dog!

Let’s go!  [crowd ambience and music]  Alright we’ve got our Chicago-style hot dog  We’ve got a lot of different ingredients in there  And let’s try to just take a bite  (laughter)  I ate the whole pepper!  My mouth’s on fire!  Alright we’re heading to Garrett’s to try some Chicago-style popcorn  We’ve got caramel and cheese  an interesting combo  It’s real cheese!  -I don’t want to do this!  Cheers!  It’s not bad  Sweet and savoury  -That’s really cheesy  Cheese is legit though  I would recommend 2 caramel to 1 cheese  John just found us the most epic view  of the Chicago skyline  (screaming)  Museum Campus is where you’ll find some of Chicago’s most notable attractions  and some great views  Navy Pier!  We’re going to go up the ferris wheel  Let’s go!  … 2… 1…  Thank you!


Alright, getting in  The ferris wheel at Navy Pier offers some great views of the city and the shoreline  but now it’s time for the best part  Gonna get deep-dish pizza, but first  gotta scarf down these fries we just bought  Oh my goodness  Oooh  Woo!  We’re at the bar  -This is a Chicago thing, straight up Chicago  Alright, we’re going to do this Chicago shot  Malört  Cheers!  Jesus!  (laughter)  That’s awful!  We had such a fun first weekend in Chicago but I know there’s so much more to explore  and I’m looking forward to visiting again soon  and checking out some of the many neighbourhoods and local experiences that Chicago has to offer  Thanks for watching  If you liked this video don’t forget to subscribe to gunnarolla on YouTube  and check back next week for another adventure

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