7 Ways to Spend Spring Break in Chicago 


For many of you spring break is just around the corner and it’s hard to think of a better spring break destination than Chicago. It’s got basically everything from the best nightlife, rooftop lounges, festivals, art and more! We’ve rounded up 7 activities to help you and your best friends have the best time during your vacation to Chicago. 

Howl at the Moon 

This hyped party bar located in the Chicago’s River North neighborhood is the place to be for a group night out where they can enjoy a great atmosphere, an 86 oz. bucket o’ booze and just have a good old time. Known for their high energy shows of dueling pianos and live performers, these musicians and entertainers take requests for everything from pop to classic rock to hip hop which is bound to make your feet start tapping.  


Why settle for one level of views when you can have three?  There’s no better place to find signature cocktails, sweeping views overlooking both the Chicago River and Michigan Mile while being at eye level with some of the most striking, architecturally significant buildings.  LondonHouse offers both indoor and outdoor rooftop lounges for people to choose from. 

Chicago Beer Festival 

 Imagine drinking a beer underneath Máximo, a 28-foot-tall titanosaur at the Chicago Field Museum.  At the Chicago Beer festival, you will be able to sample over 60 breweries and 150 beers at this adored institution on Saturday, March 14th at 7pm. All attendees will receive 40 tasting vouchers as well, so don’t forget to get your tickets in advance because you don’t want to miss this one of a kind experience during a night at the museum!  

Chicago Riverwalk 

It’s easy to miss the Chicago Riverwalk when you’re constantly looking up at the skyscrapers overhead. But with the bustling bars, restaurants and infinite views, the Chicago Riverwalk is a favorite for many for it’s diverse food and beverage options like City Winery, Tiny Tapp and Beatnik on the River. So why not enjoy a cocktail outside on the waterfront and take in the incredible skyline.  

Division Street Bars 

In Chicago’s swanky Gold Coast neighborhood, Rush and Division street is known to be a popular hangout for all types of crowds, especially on the weekends. You can count on having a good night partying alongside college kids, bachelor and bachelorette parties, locals and more. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere at the infamous Lodge Tavern, singing and dancing to live music at She-nannigans or looking to get your groove on with five bars spread out over two floors at The Hangge-Uppe and many more, Division Street is the perfect spot for a night out.  


This Instagram-worthy spot, is unlike any museum in Chicago. Despite it being instagrammable it features 19 art experiences and installations that relies heavily on the imagination from its visitors. Don’t miss out on the most hyped exhibit in the museum created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  

Hard Rock Cafe 

Home to the music industry’s most storied artists and history, a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe will give you a true music experience you don’t want to miss. From tasty dining to enjoying live music from guest artists, plus weekly live band karaoke this River North joint is the perfect place to channel your inner Mick Jagger.  

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