How to Have the Perfect Chicago Staycation for Labor Day Weekend

Stay in the Chi for Labor Day!

You don’t necessarily have to leave the city to have a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Fulton Grace has a few ideas for you to be a tourist in your own fabulous city.

Grab dinner on a rooftop.

Make a reservation for Aba, etta, or Celeste for a chill rooftop dinner and drinks. You will definitely enjoy your night out!

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Celeste – River North

Head to the beach.

We don’t mean Oak Street. Set up camp at 63rd Street Beach for incredible, sweeping views, or put down your towel at Montrose Beach.

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Montrose Beach

Check out the zoo.

When was the last time you really explored Lincoln Park Zoo? LP Zoo is always full of people, but a relaxing stroll with the animals can’t hurt.

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Lincoln Park Zoo – Lincoln Park

Indulge in some ice cream.

We sincerely suggest Scooter’s Custard, Pretty Cool Ice Cream, Gordo’s, or the ever-so-famous Original Rainbow Cone.

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Gordo’s – Multiple Locations

Do something extra-touristy.

Walk on The Ledge at Skydeck, take a Big Bus Tour, or go on that Chicago Architectural Cruise you always SWEAR you’ll do one day.

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Willis Tower – The Loop

Go on a self-guided bookstore tour.

Start with Hyde Park‘s maze-like 57th Street Books, and end with Rogers Park‘s Armadillo’s Pillow for quirky used books and more. 

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Myopic Books – Wicker Park

Grab an insta-worthy latte.

Head over to Werewolf Coffee or Goddess and the Baker for sparkly lattes and the perfect ambiance.

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Goddess and the Baker – Multiple Locations

Do a brewery tour.

Goose Island and Half Acre have some pretty incredible brewery tours for a behind-the-scene look on the beer-making process.

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Goose Island Brewery – Goose Island

Take a coffee tour.

We don’t mean Starbucks. We mean many of Chicago’s locally owned and operated coffee shops, where your morning brew is handled with extra care.

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Osmium Coffee Bar – Lakeview

Check out the museums.

Though the bigger museums guaranteed to be packed, we suggest the American Writers Museum or Chicago History Museum for an extra dose of history.

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Chicago History Museum – Lincoln Park

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