WHAT TO DO
Some of Our Favorite Activities in the Chicago Area
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Explore & Play
Chicago Water Taxi: Take a ride down the Chicago River to explore The Loop or enjoy the boat trip all the way down to Chinatown.
Architectural Boat Tour: Learn all about the famous architecture and history of Chicago while cruising the River.
Montrose Harbor & Beach: Relax and enjoy beautiful views of the city from our favorite low key harbor and beach on the north side.
Eat & Drink
Longman & Eagle: A special place in our hearts as the site of our engagement. The food, drinks, service and atmosphere here are always on-point and the inn upstairs is truly a unique and special place to stay in Chicago.
Fountainhead: A neighborhood favorite of ours with a beautiful rooftop patio and a great beer list.
Maria's Packaged Goods: Great family-run dive bar and liquor store in Bridgeport.
L'Patron: Authentic and delicious taqueria just blocks away from Jake's brewery. Be sure to try Jake's favorite, the Gringa and Jamie's pick the daily vegetarian taco special and elotes.
Au Cheval: High end diner. Loud music, long waits and the best burgers and fried baloney sandwiches around.
Arts & Culture
The Art Institute of Chicago: A favorite destination of ours. Be sure to check out the modern wing on the upper level and the Thorne Rooms in the lower level.
Ale Syndicate Brewery: Jake's second home (and place of employment) and Rate Beer's "Best New Brewery in Illinois - 2014". Let Jake know if you'd be interested in a seeing the brewery and he may be able to set up a time for a quick tour.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park: Great place to catch a free concert or movie in the summer. Beautiful architecture and gardens in the center of the city.