The Christkindlemarket in Daley Plaza is an authentic (and free!) European (German mostly) Christmas marketplace. You can get handmade ornaments, scarves and hats, Christmas decorations, mugs, cuckoo clocks, candies and much more. They also sell German food, hot cider, beer,
Do like the locals and stay out of the tourist traps! Captions are links. One of the things I like to do when visiting is check out lots of old stuff- buildings, restaurants, neighborhoods. Most of the time I just drive around but since L.A. is so huge, you can check out
Before Christmas we went over to the Lincoln Park Zoo to see all their holiday lights. It was super pretty- you should go! They’ll be on from 5-9pm through Sunday January 6th, so you didn’t miss them. It wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be, just
In September my parents and my brother and sister-in-law came to visit. We did a lot of tourist stuff, since we were practically tourists ourselves back then. We ate a ton of good food and saw a lot of stuff, too. They stayed at The Aqua. It’s new and really cool.
Filini: 221 N. Columbus Dr. Chicago, 60601 Filini is in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel, which is in the famed Aqua Building in Chicago. Very modern, open, airy, and pretty, with excellent food and drinks and good service. We went here and sat in the bar when my parents