Home sweet home.

The Windy City has been home for almost a decade of my life (with a three-year stint in New York City in there, too). Being a Midwestern girl at heart, there’s not much I don’t love about Chicago.

If you’re a local, you know — Chicago is a city second to none… And once you experience summertime Chi, those winter’s don’t seem so bad.

Where to Stay:

Nearby hotels

aloft Chicago Mag Mile
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The Drake
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The James Hotel
The Langham Chicago
Loews Chicago Hotel
Park Hyatt Chicago
The Peninsula
Soho House
The Viceroy Hotel
The Virgin Hotel
Westin Chicago River North

What to Do:

Touristy things

Chicago Riverwalk
Millennium Park (The Bean)
Second City Comedy Club
The Art Institute
The Skydeck (Sears Tower)
360 Chicago
The Signature Room
Wrigley Field