5 Things to Do This Weekend In Chicago || Vol. 2

Happy weekend, y’all! No plans? We’ve got you covered! Thanks to your feedback, we’re bringing you another edition of 5 Things To Do This Weekend in Chicago!

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1. Kayak the River

This weekend is shaping up to be a beautiful one here in Chicago!  80 degrees and sunny sounds like the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the Chicago River like you’ve never seen it before.

The tours give you an unforgettable adventure from the peaceful platform of a kayak while paddling through the steel and concrete canyons in the heart of downtown Chicago.

I have been dying to explore this adventure myself, so, if you go, please come back and tell me about your experience!  I hear it’s a great way to experience our amazing city!

2. Bar Crawl Fulton Market

The Fulton Market area is one of my absolute favorites in Chicago. It’s a fantastic up-and-coming area filled with so many great shops, restaurants and outdoor spaces. Whether you want to brunch or lunch outdoors, or want to afternoon cocktail with friends, I say Fulton Market is your one-stop-shop. I say “bar crawl” the are because there are just TOO MANY amazing places to choose from. Here are just a few of our favorites:

SoHo House
Bar Sienna
The Chicken Shop

3. Visit the New Nutella Cafe

The Nutella Cafe is the first U.S. restaurant from Ferrero, the maker of Nutella. Whether you’re grabbing a quick coffee on the way to work or looking for a new lunch spot, the Nutella Cafe offers an array of all-day dishes designed to take your taste experience to new and delicious heights, all with a side of happy.

While there have been many eateries with Nutella-inspired fare around the country, this is the first permanent cafe.  Be sure to check ahead as I have heard the lines can get quite long.

4.  Pitchfork Festival

In addition to three days of live music in Union Park, Pitchfork Music Festival brings a barrage of events to the city to supplement the main event.

See Time Out Chicago’s full guide to one of Chicago’s favorite music festivals!

5. Sunset Sail Happy Hour

What better way to wind down your day than with a sunset sail happy hour? Time Out Chicago is hosting cruises aboard the Mystic Blue on July 18 and August 15 from 7-9pm where you can catch views of the iconic Chicago skyline while cruising along the gentle Lake Michigan surf—Francis Coppola Diamond Collection wines in-hand.

You’ll enjoy Mystic’s climate-controlled interior decks, modern design and rooftop lounge. The event features music by a live DJ and includes two drinks. Tickets are $30 for an individual date, or $75 for a series pass.

Your ticket includes:

    • 2-hour scenic cruise on Lake Michigan
    • Two glasses of wine provided by Francis Coppola Diamond Collection wines
    • A chance to win a trip for 2 to the beautiful island of Curaçao!

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  1. July 21, 2017 / 11:22 am

    First of all, love your dress. That’s perfect on you. Second, this is a great list. I only live 3 hours from Chicago and I really should try to go more.

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  2. Ashley DTKAustin
    July 21, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I need to make a trip back to Chicago to do some of these things!! Sounds like a blast!!

  3. Anna English
    July 21, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Chicago is on my travel wish list, for sure!

  4. July 21, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    i’m so doing a post like this!! i keep getting asked haha!!

  5. jcrewismyfavstore
    July 21, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    You look incredible in that dress! And, we must take that scenic cruise when we’re in Chicago in August!

  6. July 21, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I absolutely love your dress!

  7. July 21, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Yay! I love this! So excited to come visit in October!

  8. July 21, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Okay your dress is STUNNING! I love love love the back and the detailing! I’ve never been to Chicago, sounds so fun!!

  9. Adaleta
    July 22, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Wow these photos are stunning! I think all of these ideas sound fun!

  10. July 23, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    OMG that dress is breathtaking!! Haven’t done any of those when in Chicago, need to check them off the list!

  11. July 23, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Sure wish I lived in Chicago to take in all your great ideas and may I say – you look fabulous in that dress!

  12. Sarah K Tripp
    July 23, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I’ve been dying to come visit Chicago!

  13. July 23, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    That dress so gorgeous and classy. It looks stunning on!

  14. July 23, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    These ideas are so fun! Can’t wait to visit again!

  15. elise
    July 24, 2017 / 8:34 am

    if only I lived in Chicago!! Loving this dress/sunnies combo – so chic!

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