Saturday, July 18, 2015

Chi Town - July 2015 Vacay

In July, I took my family on vacation to Chicago, Illinois.  We based our trip around the 35th annual Taste of Chicago Festival, so we could try a variety of Chi Town favorites.  However, we also made our way around this beautiful city by way of Hop-on/Hop-off Trolley, Taxi and walking!  We spent a great deal of time exploring Grant Park, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.  (Lake Michigan was breathtaking!)

Garrett's Popcorn - Chicago Mix

 Navy Pier
A beautiful rainbow!

 The Magnificent Mile

Our starting point at LAX

 35th annual festival

 Chicago O'Hare International Airport

 Connie's Pizza

 South Michigan Avenue

 Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Pizza (The best!)

Giordano's - Navy Pier

Congress Plaza Hotel
Palmer House

State Street Shopping

 The Bean
Buckingham Fountain

Congress Plaza Hotel

 Gold Coast Dogs (wish they had the Char Dogs at Taste of Chi!)

Eli's Cheesecake - S'mores Smooch

Stan's Donuts - Biscoff Pocket (filled with cookie butter!)

BJ's Market & Bakery - Mustard-Fried Catfish, Bacon Mac n' Cheese, Apple Crumble

Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned Donut (Stan's)
 Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned

 The Art Institute of Chicago

M Burger - Water Tower Place

Corncob-shaped buildings, next to the Chicago River