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Living in Saint Louis, it's always fun to make a little weekend road trip to our nearby bigger cities. This weekend, I decided to take a quick trip to Chicago with sisters! Today, I'm sharing a city guide to Chicago, and how to spend a Saturday there while using Uber! Let me know in the comments if you've been to any of these places, and what you would add.
10 am: Breakfast at Three Arts Club Cafe
This is probably one of the most beautiful and unique breakfast spots in Chicago. Situated in the middle of a furniture store, you're surrounded by lush gardens and fountains in their open air hall. My favorite item to order is the avocado toast & eggs! You'll want to come here extra early before opening time at 10 am, that way you can be first in line for a spot! I would spend about 1.5 hours here, between eating breakfast and exploring the store.
You can use the Uber feature of "scheduling a ride" pick up at your convenience, that way you are there extra early! You can easily find this feature by opening the Uber app and selecting uberX, then "Schedule a Ride". Your request can be made anywhere between 15 minutes to 30 days in advance. Just set your pickup info, date, and 15 minute time slot to get a fare estimate.
11:45 pm: Discovering art at the Art Institute of Chicago
After breakfast, you'll probably want to move around. If you're a huge fan of art history like me, or just enjoy visually pleasing things, then this is a great place to come and learn about all types of eras and cultures. I'd spend about up to two hours here. It would be about a short 15 minute Uber ride from Three Arts Club Cafe!
1:30 pm: Visiting monuments in Millennium Park
Situated closely to the Art Institute, the park is a great place to enjoy Chicago culture. From outdoor snacks being sold, to performances in the park, its a lot of fun to sit and people watch. The Bean is one of the coolest monuments at Cloud-gate (head there for a cool photo in its distorted reflection!). Nearby is the Crown fountain, which project video images of Chicago citizens!
2:30 pm: Shopping on the Magnificent Mile
Enjoy walking in the open air & a long line of shops ranging from low to high end! If you're like me and only want to spend more time at a few select stores, then schedule an Uber ride to pick you up from the store as you're heading to check out without delay.
5:30 pm: Dinner at Giordano's
Once you're done exploring the park and shops, you'll probably want to have some dinner. Grab some friends and head on to Giordano's for some Chicago style deep dish pizza!
7 pm: City views from the Willis Tower
This skyscraper was once the tallest monument in the world. It holds the sky ledge, which allows you to step away from the building on a glass box (as if you're almost floating in the air!). 7 pm is a great time to visit and catch the night time view of the city. Be sure to purchase tickets online ahead of time.
9 pm: Dessert at Bombobar
If you love chocolate, then you HAVE to check out this popular place. Its a minimal outdoor dessert spot on Randolph St, serving donuts with shots of different flavors, like hazelnut, salted caramel and more. Its super delicious (and totally Instagrammable). Take a short Uber ride from the Willis Tower to this cutesy district on East Randolph Street, about fifteen minutes away, and enjoy a lovely night out.