Summertime in Chicago

Although I’ve lived in Wisconsin all my life, and it’s so close to Illinois, I’ve only been to Chicago a handful of times. (Check out my post about my visit to the Field Museum, here. Read about my visit to the Shedd Aquarium, here. Check out some photos from the Christkindlmarket, here.)

Last weekend was the first time I got to visit Chicago in the summer, and it was AWESOME!

I wanted to share with you some photos of the delicious food that I ate and the awesome sites that I saw.

Friday afternoon was unfortunately rainy, so I wasn’t able to do any sightseeing. However, I did get to enjoy some delicious Mexican food at Mercadito Chicago.

Mercadito Chicago Camarón Tacos

Delicious Camarón Tacos

I’d never had shrimp avocado tacos before, but let me tell you, they were delicious!

On Saturday, I definitely got my sightseeing in. It was such a beautiful day!

Look at how beautiful the river is!

Downtown Chicago

I love the detail of this artwork!

Chicago Art

Chicago Artwork

How fantastic is the architecture of these buildings?

Chicago Buildings

Here’s a beautiful fountain at Wrigley Square.

Wrigley Square Fountain

Here’s the back of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. How cool is this architecture?

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

When I got to the front of the Jay Prizker Pavilion, I was in for quite a surprise.

There were hundreds of people doing Zumba at Millennium Park!

Zumba with Iris London at Millennium Park

What? Community Zumba? How fun is that!?!

This was my first time doing Zumba, and it was SO MUCH fun! It was led by instructor Iris T. London. She was absolutely fantastic! She kept the crowd energized. I was disappointed I only caught the last part of the class. (I could definitely feel it the next day though 😉 )

After the unexpected Zumba class, I continued on with my sightseeing.

Here’s a photo of Cloud Gate.

Cloud Gate-Millennium Park

I also got to see Crown Fountain.

Crown Fountain Millennium Park

There were tons of children playing in the water 🙂

After leaving the Millennium Park area, I came across Oz Park. Here’s a neat statue of the Tin Man.

Oz Park Chicago

For dinner that night, I enjoyed some delicious sushi at Sushi Naniwa.

Sushi NaniwaThe Vegetable Crunch roll and Ebi Tempura roll were extremely delicious! I highly recommend them 🙂

For breakfast the next day, I enjoyed breakfast tacos at Hub 51.

Hub 51

 

After a yummy breakfast, I spent the last part of my trip to Chicago enjoying the sites down by the river.

Chicago Riverside

River Chicago

ChicagoRiversideQuite the view, huh?

What beautiful sites and delicious food in downtown Chicago 🙂

Ever been to Chicago in the summer? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. 😎

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