Hey Guys! Hope everyone’s enjoying their evening, It’s absolutely beautiful here in New York. I wanted to give you a run-down of my amazing Chicago trip where I had the pleasure to stay in the new redesigned W hotel, Lakeshore property! I also attending Lollapalooza for the first time which was quite the experience! so let’s get started:
Where to stay:
W Lakeshore– Newly redesigned, located on the shore of lake Michigan, walking distance within Navy Pier and the beach, W lakeshore has easily become one of my favorite hotels to stay in while visiting #Chicago. The entrance lobby is equipped with a chic island bar that leads down into the glowing restaurant below. I ate there 4 times in 5 days so that should tell you something. Hands down one of the best bloody mary’s I’ve ever had….it’s a must-try. Head over to W Hotels Blog to read more in-depth about my stay and experience during the insider collective events 🙂
Notable events to attend in the year:
Lollapalooza– one of the top music festivals in the nation that hosts over 50 bands in Grant Park during a 3 day weekend. It has to be said that the demographic is very young, so if you’re 16-20 you will probably have the most fun (in my opinion) – on an unrelated note and to answer most of your question, my favorite performance this year was CUT/COPY!
What to eat:
Giordanos– One of the top rated deep dish pizza joints in town. I like to keep it simple with cheese but you can get all kinds of crazy with the choices they offer. Take a lot of friends…the portions are not humble.
What to See:
Cloud Gate (the bean) – The all-time signature trademark from #Chicago is the bean! I recommend going early in the morning between the hours of 7am and 9am because that’s the most beautiful lighting and there won’t be a herd of people.
John Hancock and Sears tower- The tallest buildings in the city that practically mirror each other and offer the some of the best views in the midwest. Doesn’t matter which you choose to go up but some people prefer the Sears tower because it offers a SkyDeck view where you step into a fully enclosed, plexiglass cube that hangs over the side of the skyscraper…if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, google it*. it’s pretty spectacular.
*skydeck sears tower chicago
Chicago is number 3 on my list of favorites places behind NY and London. It’s such a beautiful, clean city that has so much to offer. The sights, people and food will not let you down. So if you’re planning for a trip in the future, make sure to stay AT LEAST 4 days to really get your fill. I know this wasn’t the most in depth review/destination guide but I will do plenty more on Chicago in the future so I’m leaving room for another post. Hope you enjoyed!
-BIG thanks to the whole Team at W hotels for being so accommodating and wonderful during our stay. really look forward to teaming up again in the future. cheers!-