Give yourself about 2 hours to head back to your hotel, change, eat dinner, and prep for a night in the arts district. The plays are amazing, the jazz can’t be beat, and there’s always a show to be seen. Clearly you’d need to arrange childcare if you bring children or find a family-friendly event, but there are many to chose from! We’d highly recommend Hamilton Chicago, and can’t wait to share more posts all about that!
There’s a lot to see and do, but we opted for the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s so well rated, it’s amazingly large, it’s fun for adults and kids, and there’s historical artifacts that you won’t believe are in Chicago and not D.C. or Europe! It’s worth the price, it’s worth the time, and sadly about five hours just wasn’t enough for us to see all the amazing things we wanted.
If you’re near downtown, spend some time walking the city and taking in the views. About an hour or two is plenty of time, Also make sure to grab some deep dish pizza if you can before you head out for your flight!
So there’s my very fast, very brief advice and our itinerary that worked great for our trip! I can’t wait to share more specifics, and I can’t wait to hear if there’s anything you’d add that you think we may have missed. We fell hard and fast and definitely plan to go back soon!