Stay in the Chi for Labor Day!
You don’t necessarily have to leave the city to have a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Fulton Grace has a few ideas for you to be a tourist in your own fabulous city.
Grab dinner on a rooftop.
Make a reservation for Aba, etta, or Celeste for a chill rooftop dinner and drinks. You will definitely enjoy your night out!
Celeste – River North
Head to the beach.
We don’t mean Oak Street. Set up camp at 63rd Street Beach for incredible, sweeping views, or put down your towel at Montrose Beach.
Check out the zoo.
When was the last time you really explored Lincoln Park Zoo? LP Zoo is always full of people, but a relaxing stroll with the animals can’t hurt.
Lincoln Park Zoo – Lincoln Park
Indulge in some ice cream.
We sincerely suggest Scooter’s Custard, Pretty Cool Ice Cream, Gordo’s, or the ever-so-famous Original Rainbow Cone.
Gordo’s – Multiple Locations
Do something extra-touristy.
Walk on The Ledge at Skydeck, take a Big Bus Tour, or go on that Chicago Architectural Cruise you always SWEAR you’ll do one day.
Willis Tower – The Loop
Go on a self-guided bookstore tour.
Start with Hyde Park‘s maze-like 57th Street Books, and end with Rogers Park‘s Armadillo’s Pillow for quirky used books and more.
Grab an insta-worthy latte.
Head over to Werewolf Coffee or Goddess and the Baker for sparkly lattes and the perfect ambiance.
Goddess and the Baker – Multiple Locations
Do a brewery tour.
Goose Island and Half Acre have some pretty incredible brewery tours for a behind-the-scene look on the beer-making process.
Take a coffee tour.
We don’t mean Starbucks. We mean many of Chicago’s locally owned and operated coffee shops, where your morning brew is handled with extra care.
Osmium Coffee Bar – Lakeview
Check out the museums.
Though the bigger museums guaranteed to be packed, we suggest the American Writers Museum or Chicago History Museum for an extra dose of history.
Chicago History Museum – Lincoln Park
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