With two weeks left to go until one of the biggest blogging conferences, I am to excited to be attending BlogHer 2013 in Chicago.
There is no doubt the excitement is more about the parties, networking and sites more than the actual conference. For 5 days and 4 nights I will be without any duties. Hubby will be at home in Victoria and my daughter will be with my mom. (In Chicago)
It will be my first time visiting the windy city in the summer. I’ve made a list of the top 4 sites I plan to visit and some are the places where parties will be held which will add to the experience.
1. Navy Pier
Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all – in a location unlike any other!
There’s so much to do in our 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions.
2. Millennium Park (where “The Bean” is)
Where a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provides the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities.
Millennium Park was originally built to celebrate the millennium. Located near the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline and covers 24.5 acres of northwestern Grant Park.
In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
3. Magnificent Mile
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the great Chicago shopping experience with an abundance and variety of boutiques and stores to spark every interest, meet every need and delight every visitor.
The shops on The Magnificent Mile are as diverse as the goods they sell, with towering shopping centers, chic designer studios, intimate specialty retail shops, iconic department stores, lavish luxury boutiques and trendy favorites all within an easy stroll.
4. Seadog Cruise.
The Seadog offers four exciting ways to see and experience Chicago from the water.
Lakefront Speedboat Tour
This 30-minute cruise along the shoreline offers a descriptive tour of Chicago’s famous skyline, while playing your favorite music.
Extreme Thrill Ride
This cruise is perfect for the dare-devil in you! This 30-minute ride features splash down stops, 180-degree turns, slalom runs and more.
River and Lake Architectural Tour
Enjoy historic views of Chicago’s famous landmarks and neighborhoods during this 75-minute cruise on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks display aboard our Lakefront Fireworks Cruise! Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show and top-40 hits playing in the background! The open aired vessel allows for panoramic views, providing a perfect view. The Seadog Fireworks Cruise is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, running from Memorial Day – Labor Day.
Seadog is great for both individuals and groups. We offer customizable group events for up to 450 people.
Seadog also features specific holiday cruises, such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Halloween.
Not only can you enjoy a Seadog Cruise, but your dog can as well! Dogs ride for free, space permitting.
For more information, please visit www.seadogcruises.com/chicago/ or call 888-636-7737.
Is there anything you suggest that is a must? Remember I will be attending a bloggers conference and attending parties too within the 5 days.