This post is a little over due! Last month when we took our kids to Medieval Times, we decided to get touristy in Chicago for a few hours. We go frequently, but Chicago is so big, we haven't fully explored it yet. Last year we did the tourist bit too, visiting hot spots like "The Bean", but this year we stuck close to Michigan Avenue and hiked it on foot.
Even though the first stop we have been to on pretty much every visit (Navy Pier), it just wouldn't be a trip to Chicago without traveling the boardwalk for some cinnamon nuts, ice cream and lots of photo opps.
From there we explored the shopping district on Michigan Avenue, stopping at American Girl, Lego, Disney, and the best smelling store in the world- Hershey's!
The thing I think I love most about a big city is the characters you come across walking down the street. There are some truly amazing artists like this guy (His sign says grandma told him to get a job, so his job is selling his drawings on the street.)
And you never know what kind of street performers you are going to come across.
Of course, there's beauty in the buildings as well.
There are still many places we want to visit in Chicago, like the Art Institute, Field Museum, etc. But we still had a blast walking around the city, and best of all, being touristy on foot was practically free!
What's your favorite thing about big cities?