We arrived at Union Station and hit the streets. Our first stop was to Willis tower again. We really wanted to go up in the Skydeck, but the wait on Sunday was 2 hours! We skipped it, again, and decided we'd definitely do it next time. (There will be a next time) :) Since we got into the city later, we didn't have any trouble navigating the streets due to the marathon. We saw lots of runners and their supporters which was fun. One thing is for sure, I don't ever see myself running a marathon!
Our first stop was to eat lunch. It was a beautiful day, sunny and crisp, so we decided to eat outside. We found a little Irish restaurant and sat outside for a yummy lunch. Although it started out nice and warm, the sun quickly moved behind the buildings which lead to us freezing through lunch! So, our next stop was to get some coffee to warm up...plus we're slight addicts. :)
After coffee, we made our way to Magnificent Mile to explore that shopping strip. After our full day of shopping on Saturday, we decided to make Sunday more of a sight seeing day. We didn't do much shopping on Magnificent Mile. We did, though, stop into Lush and were there for at least an hour. The ladies were super helpful but wanted us to sample everything! I'm pretty sure my hand is exfoliated for the next year after that visit. I did leave with a nice face mask, though.
After Lush, the real sightseeing began. We made our way to the lake and Navy Pier. We weren't too impressed with the Pier...lots of people, very touristy. Then we made our way to the Bean, Millennium Park and Buckingham Fountain.
By the time we were finished with that, it was time to head back to the train station to catch the train back to Naperville so we could meet my inlaws at Giordanos for some Chicago style pizza. On our way back to the train station, though, we made a quick stop at Garrett Popcorn for some popcorn.
You're welcome, Mia! I was a little excited about my popcorn. Ha!
We had such a great time in Chicago!! We can't wait to go back. We're already talking about Spring 2014!
Where would you go for a quick weekend getaway with your best girlfriend?