Having been born in Chicago (I moved to California in 1985), it is always fun to go back as a tourist. Chicago is a vibrant city that has much to offer such as history, culture, architecture, food and music.
Since I had the day free before attending the concert I walked two blocks to Michigan Avenue and took the bus north a few miles and spent the afternoon at Lincoln Park Zoo. As a teenager, I used to ride my bike along the lake and walk around the zoo since there is no entrance fee. What a different experience to enjoy the exhibits at my own pace and see what I wanted to see. It is such a beautiful zoo, with botanical gardens and located in the city.
because we had field seats, meaning I was on the baseball field where the Cubs won the World Series. Having gone to many games in my youth here, it was an amazing experience to be on the ground and looking up into the stands & bleachers.
Finally, I must mention that there is one thing that I tell people to do who are going to visit Chicago, which is to take the Chicago River Architectural tour. On this popular tour, you will learn quite a bit about how Chicago was built by world famous architects, along with the history of the Chicago Fire of 1871.