09 Jul 2018

Your SSL Weekend Planner For July 14th

Weekend Planner

Hop on the South Shore Line because you are about to have a great weekend in Chicago!

Start your Saturday off by boarding the South Shore Line and riding to Museum Campus. Once you exit the train, you can take the 6 minute walk to the front steps of the Shedd Aquarium, where you will spend your morning visiting the Polar Play Zone and Waters of the World!
(1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605)

Ticket tip: make sure you purchase Shedd tickets ahead of time, so you don’t spend an hour or two waiting in line to purchase tickets. Visit the Soundings Café for a cup of coffee and then immerse yourself in all of the exhibits the Shedd has to offer, as they are sure to make a splash with the whole family!



Hungry after all the underwater gazing?! Take advantage of the dining options that the Shedd has to offer at the aquarium by visiting Soundings Café, The Bubble Net, Deep Ocean Café, Stingray Touch, Popcorn kiosk, or bring your own food (weather prohibiting) and eat outside at one of the many picnic tables the aquarium has available to families. Dining tip: Dining options become busy following aquatic shows, so avoid the lines by dining before or during a show.

Wrap up your early afternoon at the Shedd by visiting the aquarium shops, and browse the plushes and books that they have to offer!

Next stop: Michigan Avenue! Grab an Uber from the Shedd and head to your shopping destination. From pet boutiques, to home good stores, to sports apparel shops, and department stores, the Magnificent Mile has all you need. Shop from over 400 retailers, all within walking distance. https://www.themagnificentmile.com/shopping/

Time for a sweet treat! Visit Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611). Located right on Mag Mile, this TWO floor candy heaven is sure to be a crowd pleaser. https://www.dylanscandybar.com/info/chicago.html


The fourth of July is not the only time for fireworks in Chicago! Navy Pier has fireworks for you and the family all summer long (600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611).Take an Uber from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier for a smashing finish to your day in the city! Or if you feel like walking, it's about a 20 minute stroll to the Pier.

Hungry for some grub before the show? Navy Pier has your dining covered with restaurants such as Billy Goat Tavern, Giordano’s, Harry Caray’s, and Freshii. https://navypier.org/explore/dining/