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It's almost here! As your big day approaches, you want to make sure every detail has been addressed. If you are inviting out-of-town guests to your wedding weekend extravaganza in or around Chicago, you'll need to have some suggested things to do during their downtime. It's always thoughtful to provide your guests with a list of local attractions and activities they might enjoy while in town for the wedding. Below are some fun Chicago happenings that your guests are sure to love.
Chicago Architecture River Tour
Depending on the time of year of your wedding, Chicago's architectural boat tours are not to be missed. It is an unforgettable way to both ride along the Chicago River while also learning about the exquisite architecture that makes up the Windy City. Several companies offer them, and most even have a bar onboard, so your friends and family can enjoy a mimosa while admiring the stunning views.
Now through mid-May, the city's Driehaus Museum is hosting an exhibit that both history buffs and Downton Abbey lovers will thoroughly enjoy. Several of the show's costumes are on display for the public in a special exhibit. And, if your wedding weekend happens to fall after May, the museum is still a must-see, as it's housed in an elaborate 19th century mansion near the Magnificent Mile.
For your foodie guests, a trip to the Chicago French Market is definitely in order. Located next to the Metra station, this year-round indoor marketplace sells gourmet goods from all over the globe. Indulge in a creamy gelato from Black Dog or delicious crepes from FliP Creperie.
Art Institute & Millennium Park
Recently voted the best museum in the world (yes, the whole world!) by TripAdvisor, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must-see for all. Take your time strolling through the halls filled with ancient and modern art, and then take a quick jaunt over to nearby Millennium Park for a photo op with The Bean.
The Second City
Chicago is known for its superior theater scene, including Steppenwolf, Goodman, and of course, The Second City. This comedy improv troupe has fostered the talents of many famous comedians, and it's a perfect place for your guests to spend an evening laughing 'til it hurts.