Graceland Cemetery in Chicago

Graceland Cemetery

4001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1105 View Website

This is one cemetery where it’s as famous for the people who have designed the tombs as those who are buried there. The Getty Tomb and Ryerson monument are must-sees designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, who is also buried in the cemetery. Other Chicago greats to visit include Marshall Fields, John Root, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Wrigley Field Tours in Chicago

Wrigley Field

1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
800-THE-CUBS View Website

Coming to Chicago and not visiting Wrigley Field is like you never came to Chicago at all. If there’s no game, catch a tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at a park where Babe Ruth hit his famous called shot, where there is still a hand operated scoreboard, and where at one point the record was held for most NFL games in a single stadium.

Sluggers Sports Bar and Grill in Chicago

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar & Grill

3540 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-248-0055 View Website

If you couldn’t get tickets to the game don’t worry because Cubs games don’t just happen at Wrigley Field; they happen all over Wrigleyville. If you’re the type that screams at the television and think you can bat better than the professionals then you might want to check out Sluggers. Along with a great beer selection, party atmosphere, and countless televisions, Sluggers houses batting cages upstairs. Yes, alcohol and batting cages don’t seem like a good idea until you step into the batter’s box at Sluggers and ask why more sports bars don’t do the same.

Strange Cargo Tours in Chicago

Strange Cargo

3448 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-8090 View Website

Getting T-shirts as souvenirs can be tricky because you want them to represent the city but not just be a plain shirt with just “Chicago” on it. Since 1983, Strange Cargo has been solving that conundrum. You can’t go wrong with the cool shirts marking the “L” stops or one with a diagram of a perfect Chicago-style hot dog. If you’re visiting on a holiday or a special occasion, Strange Cargo has countless shirts for you too or they’ll make it for you on the spot. Bachelor and Bachelorette parties can’t go wrong with the funny “Game Over” shirt.

DMK Burger Bar Walking Tour in Chicago

DMK Burger Bar

2954 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-360-8686 View Website

The choices of grass-fed beef burgers are endless at this delicious eatery. Make sure to come with friends so you can each have a different one and share. You can’t go wrong with the bison burger or the chorizo burger topped with guacamole and Sonoma jack cheese.

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The Coffee and Tea Exchange

3311 N. Broadway St. (773) 528-2241 View Website

You could get lost in the amount of different coffee beans and tea leaves offered at this shop that has been serving the Lakeview neighborhood since 1975. Instead of being hidden behind a counter or tightly packed in a bag the beans are displayed in large wooden barrels to give visitors the ability to look and smell the amazing variety of beans that will surely wake you up.

Bobtail Ice Cream Walking Tour in Chicago

Bobtail Ice Cream

2951 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-880-7372 View Website

You can use this opportunity to cool down and grab dessert and relax with a delicious cone of salted caramel pecan ice cream. However, you can also use this as an opportunity to get the party started with the Lakeview Barhopper—Dutch cocoa ice cream blended with Jack Daniels.

DryHop Brewers Walking Tour in Chicago

DryHop Brewers

3155 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-857-3155 View Website

Prepare your tongue for some hoppy, yet luscious, beers at this brewpub. DryHop is all about fun and experimentation—if available try the Cuban coffee stout. Don’t sleep on the menu either, and share some green curry mussels with coconut milk and cilantro.

Headquarters Beercade Walking Tour in Chicago

Headquarters Beercade

2833 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-665-5660 View Website

Remember that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game you could never beat? Well now you can and with a beer in hand at Headquarters Beercade where the classic arcade games are free. While you’re waiting for your turn travel back in time while watching the original “American Gladiators” on their televisions.