Lincoln Park Zoo

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What started as a gift of two swans and then the purchase of a bear cub for $10 has turned into one of the few free-admission zoos in the country that is open every day of the year. The Lincoln Park Zoo houses 1,100 animals in its 49 acres including lions, polar bears, gorillas, giraffe’s, rhinoceroses, zebras, and more.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

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Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company serves a unique pizza pot pie with homemade sauce and Sicilian-type dough you won’t find anywhere else. Located in a historic brownstone building, you will definitely be talking about this experience for the rest of your visit.

Vanille Patisserie

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Satisfy your sweet tooth at Vanille Patisserie, which specializes in authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes. Owned and operated by chef Sophie Evanoff, Vanille is known for its premiere quality, taste, and dedication to its craft. Get a taste of their handmade chocolates and their ever-popular French macarons and prepare to travel to another world of flavor.

Kingston Mines

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When you walk into Kingston Mines you leave all pretensions behind because this venue will slap it out of you with the music coming out of there. With two stages for you to see two live bands in one night it isn’t uncommon to be running back and forth from room to room. You can witness nellie “Tiger” Travis leave her heart on the stage with her powerhouse vocals and have your face melted by Joanna Connor’s guitar shredding in the next room all in one night

Chicago History Museum

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A small but fact-filled museum, the Chicago History Museum provides an excellent overview of the city’s past. For artifacts that have seen some of the city’s and country’s historic moments, don’t miss “The Secret Lives of Objects” exhibit, which features such objects like the table where Robert E. Lee surrendered during the Civil War.

Mercy Beaucoup! Resale Boutique

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With brands like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Burberry, Mercy Beaucoup! Resale Boutique isn’t like most thrift stores. In addition to it’s high-end collection, a portion of the proceeds go to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. So get your glam on and help a good cause at the same time.

Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern

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Whether it be because it was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurants in Chicago, it was featured in Bonnie Hunt’s “Return to Me” or “The Dark knight,” or it was highlighted by Conan O’Brien and Emeril Lagasse on their respective shows, you’ve definitely heard of Twin Anchors. However, it’s about time you stop hearing about it and actually get a taste of the slow-cooked, baby-back ribs that made the place so famous.

The Second City

(Old Town Itinerary 4 of 5)

For more than 50 years, this comedy improv and skit theater has attracted crowds and boasts a huge A-list alumni base. it’s always a bit slow to make your way into the theater as people point out photographs of Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Keegan-Michael key, and the countless other stars that line up their walls. Every show is filled with future stars that you’ll be lucky enough to say, “i saw them when they were at The Second City.”

The J. Parker

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Sitting proudly above the Hotel Lincoln, The J. Parker offers one of the most spectacular views in all of Chicago. As you sip on one of their signature cocktails or local craft beers, enjoy the unobstructed water views from one of the 140 outside seats or 55 seats inside at the lounge. The J. Parker is a perfect spot to end a night.

Fat Rice

Fat Rice is a Portuguese, pan-Asian fusion spot that has created a buzz since opening in 2012 and continues to grow strong. Communal seating and craft cocktails make for a unique atmosphere while you chow down on their braised sweet and sour pork shank or piri-piri chicken.

Caitlin
Caitlin Meeter, Concierge
Hotel Allegro