CHICAGO!!! Today’s video is about things to do in Chicago on a budget. Food halls! Walking tour! Architectural boat tour!
Amy’s off on her own for a Chicago vacation for 3 nights with friends from high school. We always travel on a budget so frugal is the theme of the trip.
In this video, she covers all the highlights during a long weekend in Chicago. She took in a Broadway show (Tootsie), cruised along the river for the Architectural Boat Tour (a WORTH-IT splurge), laughed for hours with the talented comedians at Second City, toured Michigan Avenue and Millenium and Grant Parks on a free walking tour, checked out THREE food halls and ATE heavenly, affordable food.
And, she stayed at the super-fabulous Gwen Hotel, using a great redemption with Marriott points. It was located in a perfect spot and she walked everywhere.
We can’t wait to go back again, together!
Some of the sites she used for discounts…
Chicago First Lady Architectural Boat Tour – discounted tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – https://www.hottix.org/shows/
Second City – https://www.hottix.org/shows/
Free Chicago Walking Tours (Paul was terrific!) – http://freechicagowalkingtours.com/
Here are the 3 food halls from the video – all fairly close to one another. Keep in mind, they close fairly early (7-8pm):
Wells Street Market – http://wsmchicago.com/
French Market – https://frenchmarketchicago.com/
Revival Food Hall – https://www.revivalfoodhall.com/
The wonderful dinners were at…
Xoco – http://www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco/
Lou Malnati’s – https://www.loumalnatis.com/
And, last but not least…
The Gwen Hotel – https://www.thegwenchicago.com/
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