White dress: Mine is no longer available at H&M, but this Mango dress is similar and only $29! // Nude heels: Dune, I also love this pair with flower detail on the toe. // Clutch: Similar one from boohoo is only $24. // Lip color: Estee Lauder in 'Tumultuous Pink'
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Experiencing Chicago in the summer was so different than visiting in the winter. The city was obviously much warmer so people were out and about and I'll admit that walking around was definitely more pleasant. So I took advantage of the good weather and decided to do some exploring...local style. I already shared my food journey through the city, so today I wanted to share the sightseeing I did and where I stayed during my trip.
360 Chicago (Formerly John Hancock Tower)
If you're looking for the best views in the city, 36o Chicago is the best place to go. You can get 360 degree views, plus learn about the city's history and try out the ride that tilts you out over Michigan Avenue...talk about an adrenaline rush!
Cloud Gate and Millennium Park
Also known as the "Bean", this iconic piece of art is one of the touristy things you must do. And yes, that means that you need to take a picture in front of it to. I promise you'll secretly like doing it. Millennium Park is huge and home to fountains, pavilions and all kinds of festivals and events so if you're looking to spend time outdoors, this is the places to be.
The Magnificent Mile
Made famous for the shopping, Magnificent Mile is also home to several other museums and lots of bars and restaurants. Even if you aren't a shopper, it's definitely a sight to see.
Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago
This three-story museum has plenty of exhibits to see and are host to many traveling exhibits as well. Though Tuesday is their most popular day, the admission is free. Plus they have a farmers market in the morning and music in the evening as well.
Explore some of the neighborhoods
Just wonder around Gold Coast, Streeterville, Wicker Park, River North or any of the other neighborhoods and I can promise you'll stumble on all kinds of cute shops, bars and restaurants. Go to brunch and watch the city come to life or grab coffee at one of the city's famous coffee shops. It's the best way to see the city and feel like a local at the same time.
And if you're looking for somewhere to stay, be sure to check out Hotel Felix. It's an eco-friendly hotel located in the River North district recognizable by the two red and blue statues in front. It's conveniently located within walking distance of all the main attractions and has a great restaurant and bar. It's the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring.
What are your favorite sights to see in Chicago?