Die liebe Klara hat uns ein paar Tipps für Chicago und die Suburbs geschickt. Klara war im Sommer 2018 in Northfield, IL im Club Sunset Ridge Country Club.
Things to do in the Suburbs:
– going to the beach (Glencoe Beach – there you can also rent a big table with a grill to have a barbeque, Winnetka Beach,..)
– Chicago Botanic Garden (is near the Club and relaxing to escape the city life)
– Movie Theater (near: AMC Dine-in movie theater in the Northbrook Court)
– shopping (Old Orchard Mall, Woodfield Mall, Hawthorn Mall, and any other shopping mall – there are thousands of them)
Things to do directly in Chicago:
– shopping! (Michigan Avenue – everything you need and more)
– touristy stuff like Navy Pier, Willis Tower, The Bean (best time is 6 am), go through Millenium Park and visit the Buckingham Fountain, 360° Tower,…
– Rooftop Bars: The LondonHouse (extremely great view), Cindy’s Rooftop Bar (very touristy but view at the Bean), The Signature Room
– Boat tour on the Chicago River (check out discounts before you go to save money)
– 3 Arts Club Cafe (fancy and grandious location, expensive but you can also just buy a glass of wine and then sneak into the elevator and go all the way up to the rooftop, which is usualy a furniture store but it’s high end and no one is there – amazing!)
– watch a Cubs Game in Wrigley Field (go out after the  game is fun)
Restaurant Recommendations:
– Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza (Peqoud’s Pizza – no reservations excepted and very busy but it’s the best deep dish pizza with a ring of caramelized cheese, Lou Malnati’s, Giordanos)
– Cheesecake Factory (in Old Orchard Mall, in 360° Tower – beautiful athmosphere, in Woodfield Mall,…)
– Kumas Corner (best Burgers in Chicago!!)
– Bob Chinn’s (great seafood and world famous Mai Tai)
– Beatnik on the River (extremley hip and beautiful place directly on the Chicago River with great food & drinks)
-Wildfire (Steakhouse)
– Roti Modern Mediterranean (great for lunch, best salads)
– Fogo de Chao (All you can eat steak house with salad bar –> expensive but very good)
– Caesar Killer Margaritas (great Margarita Pitchers & tacos)
– Flaco`s Tacos (tacos & on mondays cheap margaritas)
– Walker Brothers (best breakfast place)
– Yardhouse (very good Veggie Burger)
– BomboBar & Bar Siena (Bar Siena has excellent lunch & dinner and BomboBar is next door and offers treat-day shakes)
– Buffalo Wild Wings (lots of chicken wings flavour)
Bars & Clubs
– SpyBar (hip Club with cool dj`s, not mainstream)
– The Mid (popular club with good electronic dj`s)
– Smartbar (hip club and more easy-going)
– Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (more sophisticated and cultural)
– Slippery Slope (good cocktails for good price)
– Teddy O’Briens ( in the suburb, pub with cheap beer pitchers)
– lots of bars on Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Avenue Social, Tabacco Road,…)
Ich hoffe, ihr konntet ein paar Anregungen finden! Solltet ihr weitere Empfehlungen haben, könnt ihr mir gerne schreiben, dann stelle ich es online!
Have fun guys! Andrea