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May 24, 2019

5 Reasons to Play Tourist in Chicago for the Weekend

If your answer is “a long time ago” or “never really” or “eeeeh… people actually go there?”, then this is definitely the article for you.


Keep on reading to find out the 5 reasons why you should play tourist in Chicago this weekend!

You’ll be able to see Chicago with new eyes


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Seeing your city with fresh eyes is one of the main reasons to go full tourist every once in a while. Take a map (or, you know, use your phone’s GPS like all of us in the 21st century), go out, and discover places and neighborhoods you’ve only ever heard of. Chicago is a giant place, which means there are definitely some spots that you haven’t seen yet!

You’ll discover some gems you never paid attention to


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Chicago has some of the most beautiful buildings in the country, nay, the world. By playing tourist, you’ll be able to discover them because instead of just going out with a purpose in mind, you’ll be wandering around, taking your time, and truly drinking in all the beautiful cityscape around you.

And, really, who doesn’t want to do that in a place as gorgeous as Chicago?

You’ll rediscover some childhood memories


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If you grew up in Chicago, then this is your chance to go back to your roots and rediscover some old spots and places you’ve long forgotten about. Check out your old photo albums and try to find the places where the pictures were taken. Sure, they will have changed, but this will only make the experience even richer than it already is.

You’ll learn more about Chicago’s history


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And boy does Chicago have a lot of history. Drop by museums and old art galleries so you can see a side of the city that only a few people care to discover.

You’ll make your everyday life more exciting


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Because you’ll be looking at Chicago with new eyes, every single day will be full of wonder, surprises, and new things to discover. So don’t hesitate, and go out on your own this weekend! Take pictures at the most famous tourist attractions, talk to strangers, and try new foods or drinks that you haven’t dared to before. Believe us, it will be worth it!

And when you’re done with your Chicago touristy adventure, drop by WhirlyBall for a fresh pint of craft beer.