Chicago

I'm going to Chicago in about two months, staying for a week

What is there to do other than the pizza and visiting this thing?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lincoln Park is pretty fun to walk around. The zoo there is supposedly decent as well.
    You can also see the BEAN, go to a sports game, bar hop, take a boat ride across the river, honestly there's enough touristy shit to do that you won't get bored.
    Also get an Italian beef. Deep dish is overrated cardboard crust shite.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You can also see the BEAN,
      Bean is closed to public for now

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        there's a giant metal bean I guess

        lol what? How? It's just a giant metal bean, what is there to close?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It’s in a sectioned off park they’re renovating.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Whenever it's sanctioned, it's because youths, scholars, and future professionals raid downtown, the c00f is coming back, or some moron tagged it and they're cleaning it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That zoo is fantastic. I recommend the ape house. It's all free entrance too.

      Going next week solo for six days.
      Haven't been yet obviously, but so far on my potential list is:
      > Chicago History Museum
      > The bean
      > Field Museum
      > Cloud bar in the hanwiener tower
      > Obligatory hot dog, italian beef, deep dish
      > Check out the magnificent mile
      > Possibly Warlord
      > Get drunk around river north
      > Maybe check out the pedway (is this worth checking out?)
      > Maybe check out the navy pier (same question as above)
      Could use feedback, and neighborhood and train line suggestions for areas with clusters of bars and restaurants. I'd like to check out a couple of neighborhoods instead of staying in the loop and river north the whole time.

      Museum of Science and Industry is 10/10. Haven't been there since I was a kid. They should still have a WW2 submarine you can go inside of. They built the museum around it. Also you can see Sue!

      The pedway isn't much of a tourist thing. It's more for excersise or traveling.

      Weiner Circle is overrated. Their dogs are 3/10. But if you have a fetish for sassy/mean ugly black women.. Shieeeet.

      Navy Pier is alright but mostly for specific seasonal attractions like the Winter Wonderland thing. They do have a lovely abridged Shakespeare theater.

      Can't go wrong with the Sear's Tower glass boxes despite the price. I hear the Hanwiener has a similar one that tilts you towards the ground. I also think there's a good bar up there.

      Lastly, I always recommend my favorite hole in the wall taco join Paco's Tacos over on Archer in the southwest side. Go only during the day time. They got massive tacos.

      Dress warm. Windchill is not to be fricked with especially downtown where the buildings sort of intensify gusts off the lake.

      Be safe and enjoy!

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the ape house
        or as the locals call it, the southside

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portillo's for an italian beef sandwich soaked in gravy, or Johnnie's Beef if you want more of a street experience
    Kuma's does excellent burgers
    McDonald's has their Hamburger University store that sells international menu items, if that interests you

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gotta get the cake shake

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, why the hell not? Vacations are for letting loose. I wouldn't recommend drinking that on a regular basis, but once during vacation is fine.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >kumas
      plebbitor detected
      I love metal but I’m not a fricking annoying homosexual

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Portillo's italian beef is fricking trash. Multiple locals told me to go there and it fricking sucked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Portillo's is overrated shit.

      https://i.imgur.com/iLzan29.jpeg

      I'm going to Chicago in about two months, staying for a week

      What is there to do other than the pizza and visiting this thing?

      >You can also see the BEAN
      Let's take a picture at THE HECKIN BEAAAAAAAN. Postmodern art is SICK.

      Going next week solo for six days.
      Haven't been yet obviously, but so far on my potential list is:
      > Chicago History Museum
      > The bean
      > Field Museum
      > Cloud bar in the hanwiener tower
      > Obligatory hot dog, italian beef, deep dish
      > Check out the magnificent mile
      > Possibly Warlord
      > Get drunk around river north
      > Maybe check out the pedway (is this worth checking out?)
      > Maybe check out the navy pier (same question as above)
      Could use feedback, and neighborhood and train line suggestions for areas with clusters of bars and restaurants. I'd like to check out a couple of neighborhoods instead of staying in the loop and river north the whole time.

      >> Get drunk around river north
      Used to live in River North. Boring aesthetically unpleasing bullshit like almost everywhere else in Chicago.
      Reminder that America is the most boring shithole on the planet. It would maybe be tolerable if the all of the people were circumcised psychopathic morons. There isn't even good live music in that city anymore. Used to be good live shit most nights of the week before the normalgays lost their mind over the flu.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Going next week solo for six days.
    Haven't been yet obviously, but so far on my potential list is:
    > Chicago History Museum
    > The bean
    > Field Museum
    > Cloud bar in the hanwiener tower
    > Obligatory hot dog, italian beef, deep dish
    > Check out the magnificent mile
    > Possibly Warlord
    > Get drunk around river north
    > Maybe check out the pedway (is this worth checking out?)
    > Maybe check out the navy pier (same question as above)
    Could use feedback, and neighborhood and train line suggestions for areas with clusters of bars and restaurants. I'd like to check out a couple of neighborhoods instead of staying in the loop and river north the whole time.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      the pedway can be a practical way to get around certain places if the weather is bad. it's mostly safe but parts of it will stink like piss and you may see homeless guys standing around random corners jacking off, it's really more of a piece of infrastructure than a tourist attraction. that said if you are a weirdo it can take you to some interesting parts of the city most people dont see

      there's a park and beach next to navy pier that's nice to hang out around but the pier itself isn't really worth going to especially solo. the hanwiener tower bar is cool and the streeterville area in general is pretty nice

      lot of great places to get drunk and where you go depends on your taste. river north tends to be where rich buttholes go after work since they have a lot of expensive swanky bars/restaurants there and it's close to the loop. if you like live music there are tons of small venues with cheap door tickets and cheap drinks all around the city pretty much every day, usually not too far from L stops, just put in the effort to look for a place with the kind of music you like. each chicago neighborhood feels pretty different

      the art institute is easily the best museum in chicago, the field museum is more for families with kids. there's also the chicago cultural center, mca, and harold washington library. the shedd aquarium cool too if you are into that

      shame you are arriving just after restaurant week

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cool, that's exactly what I wanted to know. I'll probably swap the field for the art museum.

        That zoo is fantastic. I recommend the ape house. It's all free entrance too. [...]
        Museum of Science and Industry is 10/10. Haven't been there since I was a kid. They should still have a WW2 submarine you can go inside of. They built the museum around it. Also you can see Sue!

        The pedway isn't much of a tourist thing. It's more for excersise or traveling.

        Weiner Circle is overrated. Their dogs are 3/10. But if you have a fetish for sassy/mean ugly black women.. Shieeeet.

        Navy Pier is alright but mostly for specific seasonal attractions like the Winter Wonderland thing. They do have a lovely abridged Shakespeare theater.

        Can't go wrong with the Sear's Tower glass boxes despite the price. I hear the Hanwiener has a similar one that tilts you towards the ground. I also think there's a good bar up there.

        Lastly, I always recommend my favorite hole in the wall taco join Paco's Tacos over on Archer in the southwest side. Go only during the day time. They got massive tacos.

        Dress warm. Windchill is not to be fricked with especially downtown where the buildings sort of intensify gusts off the lake.

        Be safe and enjoy!

        Thanks. Heard about this Weiner Circle thing. Grew up in a diverse area and lived in philly for years, so never saw much novelty in sassy black people.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        What's restaurant week?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon, and not from Chicago, but restaurant week where I'm from is something a lot of restaurants participate in for a week once or twice a year. You usually get a prix fixe menu with a limited number of options for a price that's cheaper than usual.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >going to Chicago in February
      why.jpg

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Update after trip:

      Had fun, lucked out with the weather (40-55 degrees the whole time) did the following:
      > The bean
      Obligatory, but it does look cool and the views from millennial park are impressive.
      > Hanwiener tower skydeck
      This was cool. Had a bar up there. Did the tilt which was neat. Nothing crazy, but I'd have regretted not doing it for only another $9 or whatever. Looking out over the lake actually looks cooler than back at the city.
      > River boat architecture tour
      This is a must-do and was one of the cooler parts of the trip. Did the 90 minute one worried it would be too long and get boring, it didn't.
      > Zoo
      Full size zoo and it's free, you just walk right in. It's also right by the water and near the hanwiener tower. So I walked around the beach after.
      > The mag
      If I were into shopping, this would be much cooler. But it was still a cool area, lots of shops, restaurants.
      > Museum of Science and Industry
      This was neat. The U-Boat exhibit is very cool. Rest of the museum was alright.
      > Drank around Logan Square
      I just wanted to see a neighborhood. Logan square seemed nice. Like Chicago's version of East Passyunk (philly)
      > Drank around River North
      River North was less exciting than I expected, high prices, but access to transit, close to the mag, close to the loop.

      I didn't get to the Art Institute, but I was all museumed out after the Science and Industry museum. Skipped the navy pier per advice here.

      >food
      Get some burgers. Every burger I had was delicious. The deep dish pizza was pretty meh. I got tavern pizza one place, but wasn't impressed by it either. The Italian beef was underwhelming too. Hot dogs were surprisingly good. I don't normally like hot dogs. My food highlights were the burgers, and Quiznos. Yes, I found a Quiznos. For those who don't know, they've mostly disappeared from the North East.

      >General tip
      Stay out of the loop after dark. It's desolate and sketchy.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >This is a must-do and was one of the cooler parts of the trip. Did the 90 minute one worried it would be too long and get boring, it didn't.
        Who did you book it with and any tips on booking? I looked online and it seems like there were a few groups offering tours

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I bought my tickets in person and just walked on the boat.
          I looked online ahead of the trip and found nothing available, so I thought I was SOL. Ended up doing it just because I saw the boats, and the podium out to sell tickets/wave people down. The one I did was Wendella Tours, parked right at the river & Michigan Ave. Asked the guy at the podium if you need reservations because I saw nothing available online, he didn't know what I was talking about. You could basically buy your tickets there for the next ride. Tour I took was probably at 25-30% capacity.
          With that said, I'm sure it's much busier other times of year. This was early February afteral, during a freakishly warm week.

          I live here and want to do things alone since I don't have friends. Going to a nightclub alone was suicide fuel

          Nightclubs are the last place you want to go to alone. Bar hopping alone is difficult as is. Better to stick to pubs and quiet hangout type bars. Nightclubs are place people go as a group and to be seen. If you want to do the touristy stuff alone, don't be afraid. People will just assume you're there on business. I feel like more of an outcast walking into a bar alone than I do going to a museum or some other touristy thing.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Any favorite bars? Going soon

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's a mediocre bar scene tbh

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, while I can say that going to 'bars isn't what it used to be' all I want, I agree with

              It's a mediocre bar scene tbh

              that even Chicago's scene isn't the best. We've got plenty of wine snobbery and some nice hotel bars for businesspeople and private events but if you're looking for a nice, friendly speakeasy-style place a-la Cheers, you've got limited selection. One place I thought was OK was the Magic Lounge up in Andersonville, it was neat. But I'm not really into watching magic shows, it was definitely not a place to go solo, and it was quite expensive for something so far from the city center. Instead of a bar I'd recommend going to any one of the countless regular restaurants, there's cool diners, pizza, and burger joints aplenty. Generally, the more framed news clippings and group photos of the staff with famous locals = more sovl.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >We've got plenty of wine snobbery and some nice hotel bars for businesspeople and private events but if you're looking for a nice, friendly speakeasy-style place a-la Cheers, you've got limited selection
                The frick? Any regular-looking building with an Old Style sign hanging over the street usually fits the bill. What neighborhood are you talking about?

                Ukrainian Village/East Humboldt seems to have the highest per capita "regular" bars Archie's is probably my favorite

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Depends on your taste. Chicago has Top 10 greatest bars in the world, not even kidding. Try:

              Green Mill (Capone)
              Aviary (Futuristic)
              Ositos Tap (Mezcal/Tequila)
              Violet Hour (Chicks/classic)

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Any good gritty dive bars for a big cheap beer and good atmosphere?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >good gritty dive bars
                Literally everywhere

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                But like where between Lincoln Park and the Loop though

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice trip!

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        did you try Malort?

      • 3 months ago
        Dylan

        Where did you go for pizza and Italian beef?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not him, but do Lou Malnatti's for pizza

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Advice is to download the divvy app, the bike trail running along the lake shore is extremely fast on an e-bike and super enjoyable. Most underrated part of the city would be Northerly Island Park, very secluded, as well as Lake Shore East Park. Also cannot recommend the botanical garden enough. Also the riverwalk is a nice walk at sunset even it’s packed.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Architecture boat tour is a must. Great way to see the skyscrapers.

    My favorite thing to do is take my bike down to the city center and just ride around, taking whatever streets look interesting. Could do that for hours. It’s pretty much all flat. The bike lanes aren’t the best and they aren’t always there. There’s also the lake shore bike trail which gives you incredible views. Not to mention the green space from Millennium Park down to Soldier Field.

    Besides that, the museums are great. I disagree that the field museum is only for family and kids. It’s a mix of science, history and culture. I prefer it to the art museum, but why not both?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Architecture boat tour

      This was awesome. We went last September and had a great time. The bean was closed, we walked the city, did the Sears Tower glass bottom thing-which made me sick-ate at the Signature Room (86th floor and great but I heard it is closed) and went to some parks. You will not regret it. It did smell like weed everywhere but we didn't get murdered or shot, so that was nice.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live here and want to do things alone since I don't have friends. Going to a nightclub alone was suicide fuel

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Going to a nightclub alone
      Man why would you do that to yourself.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get a part time job as a barback and you will immediately make a circle of friends

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >being afraid to hit a club solo
      never gonna make it
      not SighSee pilled at all

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Superdawgs and order a Whoopercheesie. Enjoy the greatest burger in the entire country.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How come nobody is mentioning the United Center to check out a Chicago Bulls game?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sports is fake and gay.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      NBA is the worst in person product. Overpriced and not exciting until the final minute

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        People always say this but it’s not even a guarantee. If one team is up 20 near the end there’s no excitement at all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      worshiping blek ball handlers is not patriotic

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not a baseball fan and had a great time at a Cubs game. We got the all-inclusive expensive seats behind home plate and it was worth it

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      best answer: cubs game 100%. It's a huge part of Chicago culture in the spring

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just don't go to a White Sox game

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hope you buy a bulletproof vest. There are a certain pest that roam the street in packs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks fox news.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks reddit but no one asked for your input, now go back

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just don't be dumb and never relax. Even in affluent/tourists sites, never relax. It's just the way of life here. And most of the time they prey on the weak and easy targets. Don't be an easy target. Simple as.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How am I supposed to be not an easy target when I'm a manlet?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Leg lengthening surgery. If you're below 6 feet, a woman, or white then you're a target.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do Route 66

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Chicago good for flaneuring? Best places to do that as a tourist?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >flaneuring
      biking the lake front trail

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can't bike in the winter

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Midwest isn't very good to visit

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Art Institute is a world-class museum. Within the US it's arguably second only to the Met in NYC.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      MFA in Boston outclasses it

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're here when the weather is good taking the Metra out to Oak Park to check out Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio is cool. Plus there are a lot of his houses in the neighborhood around it. Otherwise pair a visit to the Robie House in Hyde Park when you go down to see the Museum of Science and Industry.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is a relevant thread to post this. I'm a 29-year-old shut-in with no job, no friends, lives with my parents, doesn't leave my home, and am currently in the deep south. I have 8k saved up and was thinking of spending 1k of it on a trip to Chicago, because I've always been interested in the city. Part of me thinks pushing myself into the social deep end and forcing me to interact with people in a city will "break" my social anxiety and forced isolation, and encourage me to try to better myself in life. Do you think this will work?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      traveling solo definitely makes me more willing to talk to people because im excited to be out traveling. basically in a really good mood. going to touristy nature spots has always been the best for me. because everyone is also really happy yo be there so everyone is pretty positive to talking to other people. dont think itd be the same in a city. I complimented some guy's shirt in a McDonald's the other day in Chicago and he was almost startled that I stopped to talk to him.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do it. Experience something new. Take it from another shut in. You're gonna like being somewhere new and different.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what will you do? where will you go?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't really know. I'm a big fan of Chicago's punk and industrial music scene. I like the way the city looks aesthetically, too. But most importantly I've literally never been to a city in my entire life, and have no interest of setting foot in NYC. So I figured Chicago in the springtime would be a fun enough time. I would probably just walk around and eat for two days.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >likes punk & industrial music
          Go to any gig at Liar's Club. Crowd is weird as hell but very friendly. I can't decide if the regulars have severe ADHD, are coked up, or both. In any case it's extremely easy to meet strangers there. Like as you're getting a drink at the bar, people will talk to you

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    eeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be in Chicago on business in June for a week. Planning to get there Monday evening, explore as much as possible on Tuesday, and then Wednesday-Saturday are business by day + hopefully party by night. I'm a pretty quiet guy and travelling solo though likely rooming with a group Tuesday night to Saturday night and running around with them. Will be just south of the loop but willing to take the metro anywhere y'all recommend. Where should I go for cozy pubs and fun places to get to know other people in their early 20s? What about clubs? Any other fun nightlife you recommend?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to a baseball game what a bunch of nerds post here hopefully the cubs are in town when you’re visiting a trip to wrigley is on people’s bucket lists

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros Chicagoien here, I'm thinking of traveling for the first time to colorado.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      make your own thread once you have a plan.
      but im a Chicago anon and i went to Colorado back in 2018 as my first solo camping road trip. its a long drive, about 16 hours to Denver, and another 2 to the mountains. but it was incredible. i stayed at twin lakes and drove to trailheads.

      do it. its really ez. aim for late june after the snow melts more.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Head to Budacki's Drive In for a good burger, Golden Nugget has a few restaurants around Chicago too. Basically an old diner. Really good pancakes

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    going to chicago tmrw, what is the best food to do / eat around wrigly field and downtown? good dive bars?

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    go to madam zuzu's for tea and see if you meet billy corgan

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's the deal with the wealthy suburbs to the north? why is billy so set on having a big mansion on the lake...near highland park?

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the only pizza i had in chicago was aurelios i walked out the door with my beer glass to remember how good it was

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    being touched in the privates by a homeless

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bro go to Au Cheval, best burger in the country

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think the polish museum tour was really underrated. I took my polish wife there. She loved it and I personally enjoyed the passion the tour guide had.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats just because your fetish and ego got stroked at the same time and you could go for another dose

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's it like living on the lake up north?

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here are some less common rec's:

    - If you're into house music, I recommend SmartBar - there's a dance floor, young crowd, and it's open late. A lot of people go there by themselves from my experience.

    - Buy some (overpriced) weed, and head on to Montrose beach and chill out.

    - On a related note, rent a Divvy bike and bike along the lake.

    - If you don't mind driving into the 'burbs, the Chicago Botanic Garden is very nice.

    - Albany Park has top tier Persian/Mexican/Vietnamese/etc food.

    - For fellow vegans: best Vegan restaurant IMO is Urban Thai Vegan; most other vegan restaurants aren't that good in this city unfortunately. (You're best just ordering vegan dishes from non-vegan restaurants).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're not even a real person. The theory is that ai is making a lot of the posts on SighSee. It's just a program that somebody wrote to make threads and posts on every board. The entire internet is like this. So, we had a person who has lived here since this reality started. He made the AI for SighSee.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly your post is more AI-sounding than my post.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're god bro. You're not real like me. We're in hell.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So, the cop cars have 666 printed on the side. Our creator is like a practical Joker who tells us. There's a lot more but I have things to be doing.

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