A Girl’s Guide to Exploring Chicago in Eight Hours (Take the Ferris Bueller's Day Off Challenge)

  • What you need for the day

  • Good walking shoes

  • Cash (need cash for buses if you don’t have a pass, entire day will cost about $100)

  • A one-day bus pass for $10 (help you keep on time) http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/fares/wheretobuy.aspx

  • Or use Uber to get around quicker, unless you want to walk or you are a fast walker

  • Backpack/bag with an umbrella, sweatshirt, water, etc

  • 9:30 am

  • Pickwick Coffee

  • How to get there: Uber/ or take the number 7 bus at Jackson and the River right by the train station and get off a Jackson and State and walk a block over to Pickwick Coffee.

  • 10:30 am

  • The Art Institute of Chicago

  • How to get there: Walk East on Jackson from Pickwick Coffee to Michigan Avenue, turn left and you will see the Art Institute about a block down on your right.

  • 11:45 am

  • Millennium Park

  • How to get there: Walk 5 minutes north from the Art Institute on Michigan Avenue and the park will be on your right.

  • 12:30 pm

  • Michigan Avenue or The Magnificate Mile

  • How to get there: Walk north on Michigan Avenue about 15 mins to where The Mag Mile begins or take the number 3 bus in front of the park and get off at Michigan and Hubbard (Wrigley Building).

  • 1:30 pm

  • Lunchtime!

  • How to get there: Walk to whichever restaurant you choose. Make a reservation before you go and see blog post for suggestions

  • 2:30 pm

  • Hancock Building

  • How to get there: Walk from lunch to the Hancock Building, 875 N Michigan Avenue.

  • 3:15 pm

  • How to get there: You can walk north on Michigan Avenue over through the underpass by The Drake to Oak Street Beach which is about 10 minutes. Or head to Navy Pier and take the 66 bus at Chicago & Mie

  • 4:30 pm

  • Chicago Riverwalk

  • How to get there: Uber from Navy Pier or from the end of Michigan Avenue to 305 N Columbus.

  • Head to the Girl's Guide Chicago blog for more http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-exploring-chicago-in-eight-hours/

This checklist was created by ggc

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