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Chitown Spring Break Bucket List: Pt. 2

Chitown Spring Break Bucket List: Pt. 2

If you are like me, the short break doesn't warrant a trip all the way back home. Whereas I get to spend the first half of break doing UCSC's Alternative Spring Break Program (go check it out it's great), I still have the second half open to the Windy City. What is there to do for a college student in the big city? Here are 5 things that are worth checking out:

1) The Hampton Social for a nice brunch/lunch

If you are looking for the perfect place to take Instagram-worthy and aesthetically-pleasing photos, you have found it! This gorgeous location up North has a lovely selection of meat, seafood, drinks, and everything in between that is sure to crave your hunger while you admire the captivating lights and decor of the restaurant.

My friend and me at brunch this past week! 

My friend and me at brunch this past week! 

2) Naperville Riverwalk for a lovely stroll

This beautiful riverwalk has it all - a nice playground to reminisce on your childhood, a bridge that cross over the water, and many ducks to wave at. Trailing from the bridge is downtown Naperville filled with window shops and cute restaurant to grab a bite at!

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3) Garfield Park Observatory to just wander

As one of the largest and most beloved conservatories in the nation, Garfield Park Observatory will take your breath away. Often referenced as "landscape art under glass", walk around the two acres full of life and tropical temperatures to get away from the brisk weather that is notorious in Chicago!

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4) Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary to see some birds and capture a beautiful landscape

Ranked number one by Illinois Birders Exchange Thoughts, this is Chicago's most diverse bird area with 329 species documented. Gather to bird-watch, but make sure to take time to appreciate the beautiful view of the city. 

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5) Blue Chicago to enjoy some live music

If you are itchy to get some soulful tunes and something Chicago is known for, Blue Chicago is the way to go. Not far from Magnificient Mile, this swanky place is a hot spot that usually brings female vocalists that can really sing the blues. The cover is usually $8-10, well worth the fantastic blues!

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