I recently realized the New York Times has compiled their "36 Hours in..." series into a book.
And I thought it would be fun to make our own dog-friendly version.
Last week we wrote about 1 day in downtown Chicago with your dog.
This is our Part II.
things like this with ease (and in costume!) her Kryptonite is bridges. We could only cross towards the loop by going under and walking along the river. The area is fairly empty and quiet which can be good for dogs who are scared by noises.
If you are traveling in the summer, one of our favorite experiences is the Mercury Canine Cruise which is a dog-specific architectural tour where you can cruise with your pooch down the Chicago River and part of Lake Michigan.
In the Loop you will see much of Chicago's amazing architecture, take photos outside the famous Chicago Theater signs and over the holidays you can even visit the famous Marshall Fields windows (we did!).While most visitors don't know and they spend hours waiting in line at another location, this is where you should visit Chicago's Garret's Popcorn on Jackson or Madison (yes, it really is that good!) where you will be in and out in minutes. We also like Do-Rite donuts.
We never recommend dog parking, so only do this if you're with someone else.
Dogs aren't allowed in Millennium Park, but you can sit in Grant Park, or one of the pocket parks.
Mr. B finds his dad!Chicago has a lot of outdoor art including a huge Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, infamous Art Institute Lions and these unusual body sculptures in Grant Park. You can hang out in any of the plazas, or grab something to eat and sit at Buckingham Fountain.
Museum Campus and Lakefront
these types of Pier Picnics. Take the lakefront path back to your hotel.
What are your must-see's that you would include in your 36 Hours?
Our dogs are cultured!
Dogs in Hotels
City Lights, Navy Pier, and Dogs in Nordstroms