Freak Shakes. I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet too. Giant milkshakes topped with literally EVERYTHING. I had become obsessed with trying to find somewhere that creates these masterpieces and was rather excited when I stumbled across Dylan’s Candy Bar in Chicago!
I was AMAZED to find out that Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is completely free to visit! It’s not unusual for city attractions to have a free day every now and then but Lincoln Park Zoo does it one better by being free 365 days a year!
The Chicago Auto Show is currently on at the McCormick Place in Chicago, it’s the largest auto show in the nation! The website says that the average visitor spends around 4 hours at the show, however I spent 7 and walked nearly 5 miles around it! Along with being able to get up close and personal with almost every single car on display, there are so many other cool things to do! Check out some of my favourite parts of the day!
Route 66. Dating back to 1926. The classic American road trip, spanning 2448miles across 8 States from Illinois, all the way to California on the West Coast. There is SO much to see and do. I spent just under 3 weeks (with a side trip to Vegas) on the road, averaging roughly around 300 miles day, but we did have to by pass some attractions. It’s impossible to stop at every museum and gift shop after all! Most of the Route passes through little forgotten towns, these are often where you’ll find the friendliest of people that are so happy to talk about their life on Route 66. Here’s a list of some of my must see roadside attractions on Route 66, that I believe are well worth a stop.