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Chitown Spring Break Bucket List

Chitown Spring Break Bucket List

You don't have to venture as far as Cabo or NOLA to soak in some sun, relax and embark on new adventures over spring break. If you plan on staying in Chicago, here are some great ways to spend your time, try something new or take a much needed breather in between quarters.

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1. Save a sunny day for a Chicago Architecture tour on the River

A bit cliché, but definitely worth the trip for amazing city views (and the opportunity to learn a thing or two!). Take advantage of better weather and grab a couple friends for this definite crowd pleaser.  

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2. Cocktail hour, speakeasy style

Take a cue from the past and venture over to The Violet Hour, an intimate, speak-easy style cocktail bar with uniquely crafted concoctions. You can also book cocktail making classes to fulfill any mixologist related fantasies. 

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3. Bike along the 606

Chicago's equivalent of the Highline in NYC, the 606 is an uninterrupted, elevated rail line perfect for long distance runs or bike rides. It connects the trendy Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, so there are plenty of interesting detours you can make along the way! 

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4. Enjoy live music and Michelin reviewed food at Thalia Hall

Designed as an opera house at the turn-of-the-century, Thalia Hall is now home to a revolving roster of alternative music acts and Dusek's Board and Beer, Chicago's favorite brunch destination. 

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5. Road trip to Indiana Dunes State Park

Take a break from city life, pray for sunny weather and venture out to the Dunes. Just under an hour drive from Chicago, plan a visit for its beaches, hiking trails and beautifully preserved wildlife. 

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6. Admire the view from SkyDeck

Indulge in this quintessential tourist trap and pay homage to Ferris Bueller with a trip to Willis Tower for plenty of amazing views and photo opps of downtown Chicago. 

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7. Try stand up paddle boarding on Lake Michigan

In the mood for trying something new and/or getting a bathing suit tan? Try your hand at stand up on paddle boarding classes on the Lake.

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8. Take some time off at Lake Geneva

Spend a weekend at Lake Geneva for live music, wine tastings, skiing, hiking, fireside cocktails, a spa retreat or small town shopping and dining. The options are endless!

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9. Celebrate the start of spring with a Rainbow Cone

Grab a tasty bite of Rainbow Cone's signature dessert and document the experience outside the ice cream shop's adorable, pastel pink facade.  

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10. Satisfy your inner foodie at Revival Food Hall

Set against a chic, industrial backdrop, Revival Food Hall is home to a handful of trendy, fast casual dining options, from fresh pressed juices, to Hawaiian style poke bowls and crowd favorites like local chain Antique Taco. 

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Happy spring break from the MODA Team! Let us know in the comments below what some of your favorite Chicago destinations are!

 

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