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My daughter and I visited Chicago for her birthday this year (in March, BRRR!), and to be honest we just kind of wandered around because we were completely clueless as to where to go and what to see. I had researched it online before we hit the road, but there were varying reviews of everything, so we just kind of picked things at random and went for it.

Must See in Chicago

If I had a book like 1,000 Places to See Before You Die before I went on my trip (or even the App!), I think it would've been much more organized! I'm heading back in July, and have put these places on my list of must-sees. We did get to see Millenium Park, but it's so awesome I'm going back!

Art Institute of Chicago

Why it's a must see: Amazing collection of paintings and masterpieces. Plus a roof-top terrace with views of the Chicago Skyline.

How to get more information: www.artinstitutechicago.org / 312-443-3600

Chicago Architecture Tour

chicago architecture

Why it's a must see: After the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago had to rebuild, and rebuild it did! The architecture in Chicago is like no place else on Earth. It's simply breathtaking. Guided walking and bus tours – plus a boat tour from May through November.

How to get more information: www.architecture.org / 312-922-3432

Museum of Science and Industry

Why it's a must see: Lots of hands-on fun! Tour an authentic WWII German submarine, explore a coal mine, and more. This is great for kids and adults alike.

How to get more information: www.msichicago.org / 773-684-1414

Millenium Park

chicago the bean

Why it's a must see: The Cloud Gate AKA The “BEAN”! Plus, free concerts from June to August – and a free ice skating rink November through March.

How to get more information: www.millenniumpark.org / 312-742-2963

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Sadie Mae is an LGBT Lifestyle blogger living in Arizona with her three daughters. Her passions including traveling, healthy living, and teaching women how to work from home so they can spend more time with their kids.


  1. I would go to Africa or Alaska to explore the natural beauty!

  2. If I had to choose one, it would be Australia. But, my dream is to see all 7 natural wonders of the world.

  3. so many places i want to go!! one is the galapagos islands

  4. I’d like to go to Vancouver!

  5. Bali. Definitely, Bali. …or maybe Fiji. Yeah, Fiji. Gonna go to Fiji. No, Bali…

  6. My fiance and I would love to go to London, and possibly Australia! :-)

  7. I think that I would go to the Virgin Islands.

  8. I’ve always had it my head that I’d like to go to Italy…..Don’t even know why because I’m Irish and German!!!! :)

  9. Seychelles :) I’m hoping to make it there for my 20th anniversary!

  10. If I could go anywhere I would go to Scotland.

  11. i want to visit the ruins in athens greece

  12. We would love to go to Italy to explore our roots.

  13. Ireland!I am fascinated by all that greenery

  14. Is this my second comment? lol. I want to go so many places, but I have a great desire to go to China. I have always wanted to go there. Next year, I have plans to visit Turks & Caicos. I would love to visit all of the United States. And ultimately, I plan to visit Africa.

  15. I would go to Colombia and visit all the beautiful places out there.

  16. I would go to Sweden!

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  17. I want to visit so many places. But if I were to choose one to start off with I’d say the Virgin Islands

  18. I would go to the Galapagos Islands.

  19. I would love to go to Venice, Italy.

  20. I would love to spend some time in Italy.

  21. Considering that I have a major fear of large bodies of water and won’t get on a plane. I’d say I am limited in choices. Lol! I would someday like to visit Alaska.
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  22. Australia…beautiful coral reefs and beaches

  23. I would love to visit the UK, Australia or Italy! One day I hope to make that happen. :)

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