Top 10 Things To Do in Chicago

Chicago was my first home as a “real adult.” It was the first time I was not a student, but a full-fledged working #girlboss. I had a job, friends, met my boyfriend, and truly fell in love with the city. As a kid, I envisioned myself living in New York City: being a subway pro, jogging in central park, and grabbing coffee on a big orange couch everyday (I watched a lot of Friends). But I found that Chicago, unexpectedly, fulfilled my big city dreams. It’s definitely a more laid back, down to earth city compared to NYC, and I love it for that! You NEED to have Chicago on your travel bucket list! Here are my favorite things to do in Chicago for a first time visitor.

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Top Dog Friendly Spots in Chicago

I first came to Chicago around 2 years ago with my little pup Roxy tagging along.  She is the first dog I’ve had on my own, and it’s been fun discovering the city with her.  Having a dog is great when you move to a new city, since there’s so many things you can do with a dog – and they’re great ice-breakers to meet new people.  I recently brought my puppy Jack home to Chicago, and Roxy’s been hard at work teaching him the ropes of being a city dog.  Here are a few dog friendly spots around Chicago that we enjoy on a regular basis!

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