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We look forward to celebrating with you! For the health and safety of our guests, and as mandated by the City of Chicago, all attending guests must provide proof of COVID vaccination. Visit our FAQ page for more details.
We look forward to celebrating with you! For the health and safety of our guests, and as mandated by the City of Chicago, all attending guests must provide proof of COVID vaccination. Visit our FAQ page for more details.
August 20, 2022
Chicago, IL
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Hayley & Matthew

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We're so excited to share some of our favorite spots in the city with you! We hope you love Chicago as much as we do.

Chicago Air & Water Show

1600 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60614

Starting in the summer of 1959, the Chicago Air and Water Show has grown to be the largest and oldest free admission air and water exhibition in the country. The best place to watch the show is near the lakefront on one of Chicago’s many public beaches. The show runs for two days - August 20 & 21 - from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
, (312) 443-3600

Matt grew up going to the Art Institute with his mom and also took Hayley here on one of their first dates. Tour the museum and then stroll through Grant Park afterward to see the famous Chicago bean sculpture (Cloud Gate)!

Cloud Gate

201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60602

A trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without a selfie here at Cloud Gate - aka "The Bean".

Willis Tower Skydeck

233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
, (312) 875-0066

Tour the Sears Tower (no true Chicagoan refers to it as the Willis Tower!), one of the tallest buildings in the world. Not for those afraid of heights!

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL

Stroll along Chicago's riverwalk and stop at one of the many restaurants for a drink or quick meal.

Chicago River Architecture Tour

Consistently rated as one of the best tours in Chicago, learn more about Chicago's famous architecture aboard the First Lady river boat.

Cindy's

12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
, (312) 792-3502

One of the most beautiful rooftop bars in the city. Located near the Art Institute and the Bean (Cloud Gate), come here for amazing views of the city!

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1120 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
, (312) 725-7777

No trip to Chicago would be complete without sampling some famous deep-dish pizza.

Estereo

2450 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
, (773) 360-8363

One of Hayley and Matt's favorite bars. Come here for great vibes and awesome tequila drinks!

Ramen Takeya

819 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 666-7710

One of Hayley and Matt's favorite spots for authentic ramen in the city. They do not take reservations, so arriving early is encouraged.

Izakaya at MOMOTARO

820 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Come here for authentic Japanese food served in a Tokyo-influenced izakaya. Matt took Hayley here on one of their first dates. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Lazy Bird

200 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 761-1799

The jazz club that Hayley and Matt went to the night they got engaged. Located in the basement of the Hoxton hotel, it has free live music, cool speakeasy vibes, and an amazing cocktail menu!

Boka

1729 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614
, (312) 337-6070

The restaurant Hayley and Matt went to the night of their proposal. Their food is upscale and creative but unpretentious. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Au Cheval

800 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 929-4580

Come here for the best burgers in Chicago. They don’t take reservations, so arriving early is encouraged.

J.P. Graziano Grocery

901 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 666-4587

Come here for great, no fuss, old school Italian deli sandwiches.

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

1020 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 888-3041

Some of the best Italian food in the city, including incredible fresh, handmade pasta. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Aba

302 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (773) 645-1400

Come here for a fun vibe, beautiful rooftop, and great Mediterranean food. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Little Goat Diner

820 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 888-3455

Come here for great brunch food and a fun atmosphere. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Beatrix

834 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 733-0370

Come here for great, healthy breakfast and lunch food. They also have a location in River North (519 N. Clark St.), for those staying closer to that area.

Sawada Coffee

112 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 344-1750

One of Hayley and Matt's favorite local coffee shops.

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