Month: July 2017
(groans) Good morning We gotta catch a flight Let’s go! Hey everyone! Today we’re catching a 2 hour flight out of Toronto to Chicago for our very first weekend in the Windy City [beat-driven music] [flight attendant speaking inaudibly] We made it to Chicago Gotta pick up our bags then check in to the hotel For this trip, we’ve booked a room at the W Chicago City Center We made it to our hotel! Chicago is considered the birthplace of modern architecture and like so many of the businesses downtown the W was converted from a historical building to a modern, stylish hotel that still pays tribute to its roots .
So it’s raining -I just got in the face by someone’s umbrella Our first stop is a well-known landmark in Chicago Made it to Millennium Park There’s a skating rink and of course a giant bean! Look, I can wear this bean like a hat (laughter) I’ve got a beanie -Punny! Alright, let’s check out the Art Institute of Chicago For this weekend, we’ll be using the Chicago City Pass which gets us access to all the major tourist attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States There’s stuff you might recognize, and then… I definitely thought this was supposed to be art until I realized that they removed it.
Looking for Tommy and Cody, where are they? Right over here! Right over here! Our next stop is 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building which offers views of the city from 94 floors up We made it! We’re going up It was 45 seconds -Oh! (laughter) This is so romantic -Feels super romantic There we are! Oh my God (groaning) We got the best view of the parade Is that a Finding… oh no, that’s not Nemo What is that, a Nutcracker? Now it’s time to grab some food and drinks at the Chicago Athletic Association an upscale hotel in a restored Gothic-style building.
It’s got various spaces to explore with some amazing food and drinks and you don’t need a be a guest of the hotel to check it out We’ve had a packed first day and I’m so ready to just melt into this bed See you tomorrow! So I just realized I’ve been drinking hot water because I forgot to put my teabag in Oh my goodness (laughter) Oh my God! Woo! It’s chilly in Chicago -Windy City, am I right? Windy City We’re going to go up to the Skydeck Capture some stellar views So, couldn’t go up the tower because it’s too windy Alright, we’re heading to Daly Plaza to check out the Christkindlmarket Woop! We got these cool souvenir decorative mugs I think a leaf just flew into one That’s great! It’s so cold and I double-socked it (laughter) We’re on our way to try a Chicago essential The hot dog!
Let’s go! [crowd ambience and music] Alright we’ve got our Chicago-style hot dog We’ve got a lot of different ingredients in there And let’s try to just take a bite (laughter) I ate the whole pepper! My mouth’s on fire! Alright we’re heading to Garrett’s to try some Chicago-style popcorn We’ve got caramel and cheese an interesting combo It’s real cheese! -I don’t want to do this! Cheers! It’s not bad Sweet and savoury -That’s really cheesy Cheese is legit though I would recommend 2 caramel to 1 cheese John just found us the most epic view of the Chicago skyline (screaming) Museum Campus is where you’ll find some of Chicago’s most notable attractions and some great views Navy Pier! We’re going to go up the ferris wheel Let’s go! … 2… 1… Thank you!
Alright, getting in The ferris wheel at Navy Pier offers some great views of the city and the shoreline but now it’s time for the best part Gonna get deep-dish pizza, but first gotta scarf down these fries we just bought Oh my goodness Oooh Woo! We’re at the bar -This is a Chicago thing, straight up Chicago Alright, we’re going to do this Chicago shot Malört Cheers! Jesus! (laughter) That’s awful! We had such a fun first weekend in Chicago but I know there’s so much more to explore and I’m looking forward to visiting again soon and checking out some of the many neighbourhoods and local experiences that Chicago has to offer Thanks for watching If you liked this video don’t forget to subscribe to gunnarolla on YouTube and check back next week for another adventure
I’m Amanda puck and I’m going to take you on a virtual tour of Chicago’s nightlife welcome to pops for champagne i’m here with tom beer hey who’s the owner of this great place so tell me how you came up with a new with the concept of pops champagne always is kind of a drink of celebration what pops has been able to do with what we do here is bring it down to a casual elegance and really make it an everyday drink so pops truly as made Chicago realize that champagne is for every day and you know people really understand there’s always something to celebrate.
There really is always a reason to have shampoo it is your great trip to Chicago there that’s right enjoy your honor you’re away from home and work and you’re enjoying your car with the great weather and the great hospitality the Midwest there’s always something to celebrate welcome to ino at the hotel intercontinental I’m here with Scott harney who’s a wine director and three words wine chocolate and cheese yes let’s talk about the wines we have right now a little bit 800 ones you should do about 45 to 55 by the glass.
You can give Ryan in flights like this so it’s a little more than a glass a chance to try three different wines most people get a flight and then we’ll pick a glass and then a lot of people take a bottle to go so justly sell retail so you can come in and enjoy and take it with you yes that’s brilliant I love it um most of flights are things you don’t usually see other places we do a lot of really small production we usually feature one winery for a few months of the year very small family-run that we can have the family come visit us well we have an event where they can go around and mingle with the guests good wine makers here you have cheese mail this year that’s really so they can interact with the guests and answer questions in and it’s just nice to have a personal relationship you coming here you’re really getting something special and welcome to the terrace at Trump at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago.
Look at all these gorgeous people around me enjoying the city’s best cocktails and one of the best skyline views this city has to offer right behind us is the chicago tribune tower and this way we have a straight shot of navy pier it’s one of Chicago’s hottest tourist destination and it’s a great place to swing by for a quick bite and an amazing dessert if you come here on a wednesday or saturday night you’ll have the best view of the fireworks did you know that Chicago is the blues capital of the world up here at buddy guy’s legends a new location that just opened up a few weeks ago and i’m here with the manager Brian Padden fine how are you tonight doing very well thanks I’m so excited to be here in this live music venue I hear you play music seven days a week here we do seven days a week live blues all year long a lot of good groups coming through here think we have the best in blues.
Yeah I mean this is the premier blues club in the world so we try to only get the top Taylor and I’m looking around and I see all these postcards and pictures and guitars so it’s a little bit about the memorabilia um well all these guitars are given to buddy from famous people who played the club there have all been through the club they all come in here they love the place they love buddy so I am in front of one of the hottest places in Chicago the place where you’re bound to see a celebrity when you’re in town the underground and i’m here with general manager ben newbie i’m proud to say is also and my close friends it was happy to be here tonight how are you I’m great Marv it’s always been the Saturday night so tell me about the table service that you do know what we do is we can we have these own kind of a cocktail caddies which we take out to the tables then we make up like fresh Cosmopolitan’s fresh mijitos and the st. Germain cocktail.
At an awesome nap syndicate as well so yeah it’s great lots of fire smells of orange flames and yes it’s an exciting thing to eat and they taste really good which is the most important part all right Ben the suspense is killing me I can’t wait to get down there and check it out so why don’t you go see you my name is on the left all right night group at the Wynn Hotel is a perfect indoor and outdoor lounge known for their city views specialty cocktails and fire pits in River North manor are roaring 20s meets modern scenes will soon become your home away from home request a favorite song sip cocktails people watch or sing at the top of your lungs at the redhead piano bar boys sound in lakeview known for its colorful nightlife great bars and hot spots like Roscoe’s inside track is the first officially recognized gay village in the US Green Mill a famous jazz club in Chicago’s uptown is reminiscent of the s and 40s and filled with the sounds of the greatest jazz musicians of all time.
West Loop bar bottom lounge is a two-story bar restaurant and live music venue with the volcano room a rooftop Tiki themed bar with city views owned by a group of rock and roll musicians angels and kings a river north is a bar and club house for musicians and fans alike an intimate blues club blue Chicago and River North host mini chicago-based artists and has a dance floor if you’re in the mood small bar in the east village boasts an impressive varieties of beer it’s the perfect watering hole for European football fans serving a hearty breakfast of Guinness and eggs for those Saturday morning games located in the dana hotel.
Vertigo’s design of a penthouse party pad both expansive city views fire pits and a screening room featuring retro movies lakeview bar schubas plays live music every night of the week ranging from honky-tonk two ND hungry grab a bite at the Harmony grown in Chicago’s River North neighborhood andis dad’s is a premier music venue with live music seven days a week with afternoon and evening performances there is so much more to do in Chicago so come visit us and see for yourself
As the third-largest city in the United States Chicago Illinois has no shortage of fun things to do for travelers follow along with where as we explore the top things to do in the Windy City start your morning off at Millennium Park in the heart of Chicago while you’re there take the obligatory selfie at Cloud Gate aka the beam this gleaming stainless steel sculpture has been an icon of the city since its creation in 2006 in winter months lace up your skates at the McCormick Tribune ice rink located in the park just steps away from Cloud Gate the rink is open November through March and offers affordable skate rentals making it perfect for friends couples and families a short walk south on Michigan Avenue from the ice rink is the famous Art Institute of Chicago.
The museum houses more than 300 thousand works of art and includes such famous pieces as American Gothic by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks test your fear of heights at 360 Chicago in the John Hancock observatory with their latest feature tilt grab the rail and hold on as you are leaned forward to get a new perspective on the city if your fear of heights still hasn’t been met then head to the tallest building in the city the Willis Tower formerly known as the Sears Tower the Willis Tower offers amazing views of the city and is most recently known for its glass balcony sky deck sky deck is open 365 days a year if you dare get your fill with Chicago’s most famous food deep-dish pizza developed in the s this city staple has been filling Chicagoans bellies for decades we recommend a slice from one of the city’s cornerstones Pisano’s once you’ve had your fill hop aboard the untouchable store for a two-hour guy through Chicago’s underbelly this gangster led tour explores some of the city’s most famous organized crime spots and tells the tales of such men as John Dillinger and of course Al Capone.
Chicago’s winters are notoriously cold and what better way to warm up then inside the Garfield Park Conservatory it features six multifaceted greenhouses with thousands of species of plants and two grand exhibit halls in the Midwest Chicago is the go-to destination for a theater scene that rivals Broadway in New York venues like the Chicago theater and Steppenwolf theater have been entertaining people for decades if comedy is more your style stop by the world-renowned Second City this ensemble theater is famous for producing such talents as John Belushi and is one of the longest-running comedy clubs in the country nothing says Chicago quite like the beautiful sound of jazz and there’s no better place to hear this classic sound than the jazz showcase in downtown.
It offers two shows almost every night of the week need a tip on how to end your evening in Chicago pick up on the city style at a speakeasy the Green Door Tavern is one of the city’s oldest establishments and was built after the Chicago Fire in 1872 to get the full experience head downstairs and give a knock on the bookcase to reveal a hidden area these are just a few of the many fun attractions Chicago has to offer for more information about this great city visit us at we’re traveler calm and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel you