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Places to Go This Weekend in Chicago

Roxana Anton

With the upcoming spring days, you can go out, breathe, have some fun, admire the City's skyline in one of the pubs and restaurants, or fun places, currently open in the Loop.

Safety measures are taken everywhere, such as social distancing, washing hands, and the obligation, where it is possible and needed, of covering your face or wearing a mask.

Chicago's pubs and restaurants are open, mostly with an outdoor space, and limited capacity (you better give them a call before the day you want to dine, lunch or brunch, to make sure there is enough space for everyone).

Customers must wear masks and face coverings at all times, especially if inside a space. Masks cannot be displayed only if not actively eating or drinking.

Outdoors places to eat and drink:

La Vaca Margarita Bar: for Mexican classics and special margaritas.

Club Lago: old-school Italian spot.

Le Sud: a village with outdoor little houses.

The Rooftop at Nobu: is serving Asian-inspired, delicious plates.

Theater on the Lake - enjoy a gorgeous view when the weather allows it.

Beatnik on the River: take some gorgeous Instagram photos with splendid views.

Piccolo Sogno: an Italian special, with a charming patio.

Athena: feel like you are in the Mediterranean landscape on the patio of this Greek wonder.

Check the internet to get the vibe of many other beautiful locations, to spend a nice afternoon or evening, and take some amazing pictures for your Instagram and social media accounts.

Theatres are Reopening in Chicago, so have a look on their sites to book tickets and events.

Zanies Chicago features shows like "Wednesday after Work" and "Super 6 Showcase".

The Music Box Theatre features experimental cinema shows, and has a long list of upcoming features to display, counting "Mamma Mia", "Ocean's Eleven", only to mention two.

Laugh Factory Chicago - if you are all into stand-up comedy and are thinking to plan a feast evening. Already open from May 7th.

Lips Drag Show Green Mill Cocktail Lounge and The Second City are other options available right now.

If you do not want to risk anyways, staying indoors, there's plenty to do outdoors, in nature, especially on beautiful days.

The Lakefront Trail is open for exercise and transit: walking, running, biking, etc.

The 606 is open for walking, hiking, running, bicycle, etc, is open to the public.

Millennium Park is open to the public.

Garfield Park Conservatory is now open.

Lincoln Park Conservatory is also open to visitors.

Chicago Riverwalk is open to everyone.

Chicago Botanic Garden has some of the most beautiful flower collections to be enjoyed by visitors.

Outdoor events, concerts, and festivals are, again, reserved for the summertime, at least, still for 2021.

The public who will want to attend these events will need to show proof of vaccination, or a Covid-19 test, with the result that dates 72 hours before the event. (source:

To learn more about the calendar of concerts and musical events in the open air, follow one of Chicago's sites about what's currently open.

The Loop is the central business district of the city and the main section of Downtown Chicago.

Home to Chicago's commercial core, it is the second-largest commercial business district in North America and contains the headquarters and regional offices of several global and national businesses, retail establishments, restaurants, hotels, and theaters, as well as many of Chicago's most famous attractions. (Wikipedia)

It features the historic Michigan Boulevard District, colleges and universities, Primary and Secondary Schools, and many recreation areas, such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Grant Park, Maggie Daley Park, Millenium Park, Printer's Row Park, Pritzker Park, Theodore Roosevelt Park. And many others.

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