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Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

by John the Wanderer
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Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

This post is the Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction.

Chicago Trip

Before my trip to Chicago, I checked out the Lonely Planet Chicago Guide and planned for an Epic Weekend.

Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

I recently had an Epic Weekend in Chicago celebrating a friend’s birthday. The trip took place over the St. Patricks Day celebrations so I got to experience the green river!

Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

That was pretty amazing seeing how dark green the water was. It was also a beautiful sunny weekend which made it easy to walk around and explore in the city.

I arrived before my friends did on Friday so I spent a lot of time walking around the city.

Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

I made a stop at Millennium Park to see the Bean.

Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction

Normally I don’t take selfies but since everyone was doing it, why not?

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After the selfie, I checked out some of Chicago’s best attractions!

The weekend was not complete without some classic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.

Epic Chicago Weekend Trip Introduction


The trip includes flights on Delta and hotel stays at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile and Hilton Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

I paid for the airfare and hotel in cash and used one of my travel credit cards to earn miles and points. Airfare to Chicago is normally pretty inexpensive and it is such a short flight that it does not make sense to redeem miles for it. In addition, the hotels were both under $100 a night, so that also made paying in cash more attractive than redeeming points.


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Have you been to Chicago recently? What did you do while you were there? Hopefully you had an Epic Trip as well!

Trip Report

The trip report takes place over the following posts:






MeanMeosh April 12, 2017 - 9:50 pm

Sweet! Deep dish pizza! But you didn’t fly 5,418 miles for it. 🙂

John the Wanderer April 13, 2017 - 9:21 am

That’s true. I can get Chicago pizza pretty easy since it’s only a few hundred miles away. And they actually opened the same pizza place I went to here in Minneapolis. I’d prefer to fly the 5,418 miles you mention though as I love being up in the air!

MeanMeosh April 13, 2017 - 9:45 am

P.S. There’s a weird thing going on with the comments. The left hand side of the page shows you left a comment in reply to mine. But I can’t see it, regardless of which browser I use.

John The Wanderer April 13, 2017 - 9:58 am

Thanks. I was replying from my Wordpress app. I guess I need to reply directly from Discuss. Thanks for telling me!

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