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Undercover

Last weekend, I ventured to Chicago with my Oakland Post managing editor for a post-break mini vacation.

It rained there the first day and then snowed the next.

We still made the most of our time though.

Our first day, we walked around the city trying to find a place to eat and ended up at Pizano’s Pizza on Monre Street. There, despite a 30 minute wait, we had some of the best pizza ever.

On our second day, we ventured to this restaurant called Yolk, where we sat as it poured outside. The breakfast was delicious — they even had red velvet french toast!

After the rain settled, we went to the Art Institute of Chicago, which I really recommend if you like modern art. The entire museum is huge — you could probably spend a day and a half there before seeing repeats.

That night, we continued to walk through Chicago, eventually ending up at the Magnificent Mile, which is where we ate dinner and dessert.

On our third day, finally armed with bus passes, we explored the Shedd Aquarium, which was beyond amazing. Who would have thought that they would have beluga whales in Chicago? We were fortunate enough to watch them in a show, which only made me want one even more.

That night, we went back to the Magnificent Mile, finally making my long-awaited stop at Sprinkles Cupcakes. After getting our hands on a few cupcakes, we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, where I ordered a macaroni and cheeseburger, that was made with actual mac and cheese. (so good.)

Our trip concluded with a visit to the Willis Tower, formally the Sears Tower. There, we went up 103 floors to the Skydeck, where we were able to stand on glass, 1,353 feet in the air.

The trip was a blast and I cannot wait to return.

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About Nichole Seguin

Journalist | Photographer | Mustache Enthusiast

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