July 13, 2011

Summer Guide: Chicago Long Weekend...

There are so many great things about Chicago in the summer. I have lived in New York City, San Francisco and now Chicago. Hands down - summers in this city are my all time favorite. Between festivals, baseball games, concerts, outdoor dining, and lakeside paths for running and biking, I'm in heaven. A friend reached out recently and I put together 'What to do' guide for their visit this week, here's a little agenda! 

Go to the Green Farmer's Market on North Clarke in Lincoln Park, pack a picnic and take a great walk along North Beach.
Wednesday Eve: 
Happy hour at Hubbard Inn, the Southside cocktail is YUM!
Early din din at the bar at GT Fish + Oyster, don't miss the lobster roll...
Ferris Bueller's Day off - Movies in the Park

Stroll Michigan Ave shops and stop at RL Cafe for a late lunch on the patio. 
Thursday Eve: 
Hit Maude's Liquor bar or the Girl and the Goat in the West loop for dinner.

Head to Wrigleyville for Cubs vs. Marlins day game! 
Friday eve:
Try one of these spots for dinner
Then hit up the Old St. Pat's Block Party and see great live band performances.

Taste of River North Festival
Saturday Eve:
Pitchfork Music Fest: Fleet Foxes on the Green Stage
Fireworks at Navy Pier - Either bring a blanket and a bottle of wine down to a grassy spot by the docks or get to the Trump early for a perfect view.

BBQ at Market Bar

Enjoy!! Stay tuned for the Chicago Bloggers favorite restaurants. {image via Breakfast at Toast}


jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

LOVE this! i havent been to market yet... and i love bbq. putting it on my to-do list! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

MG said...

Totally makes me want to go back to Chicago!

Taylor said...

Movies in the park are my favorite! So sad I have dinner plans, I forgot that tonight was Ferris Bueller!

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

wow, would love to go!

Sarah Engel said...

Taylor, I totally forgot too, have din plans:( Would be so fun since it was filmed here. Oh well, let's all do another fun movie in the park soon. xo

audrey marie said...

perfect weekend!! so fun

ashley said...

The lobster roll at GT is ridiculous. I am craving it right now just talking about it! This sounds like a great week!

- Ashley
{This City Girl}

Sarah Rall said...

Definitely a great list, I've had many good summer nights in Chi-town. I'll have to save this for the next time I'm in the States.


Danielle Moss said...

Love this list. Can't wait for Sunday. I'm going to leave the planning to YOU.

And I JUST saw your comment about the Chicago pics. Yes -- we can blow them up for your apt. Next time you're over you can go through my photos and choose the ones you want!


Susie Q said...

Nice, SJ! I like to see one of my most favorite dining spots on Earth make the list. I still dream of The Girl and the Goat.. mmm.