Chicago Bucket List

I can't believe it's been a year since I moved here! Time has gone so quickly and I love this city more and more each day (minus the terribly long and dreadful winter!).

One of the things I love most about Chicago is that there is always something to do. From festivals to restaurants, museums, parks, beaches and more, Chicago has a lot going on. While I did my best to go to everything last year, I fell prey to finding my go-to spots and not venturing out. I also missed a lot of events and festivals and I'm determined not to let that happen again this year.

I've put together a bucket list for things to do for my next year in Chicago. 



  • Windy City Smoke Out (get tickets here: 
  • Shore Club at North Avenue Beach 
  • Lincoln Park Farmer's Market 
  • Cindy's Roof Top 
  • Chicago Cubs game 
  • Day trip to Michigan 
  • Brookfield Zoo 
  • Run a 5K (Registered for Stan's Donut 5K in August!) 
  • Taste of Chicago
  • Old Town Art Fair
  • Chicago Food Truck Festival
  • Kayaking 
  • Have a picnic 
  • Jazzin' at the Shedd


  • Campfire with friends 
  • Chicago Bears Game 
  • Chicago Art Institute 
  • Chicago Museum of Modern Art 
  • Go to an apple orchard 
  • Carve a pumpkin after a day at the patch 
  • Adler Planetarium 


  • Ice skating at Millennium Park 
  • Christmas Market 
  • Drinks in the Igloo 
  • Zoo lights 
  • Go skiing or snowboarding nearby 
  • Chicago Bulls game
  • Chicago Blackhawks game 


I'm going to be real, I'm not making a list because I'm not sure spring is even a thing in Chicago. 

What did I miss? Please send me suggestions! 

lifeCami Fannin