I recently traveled to Chicago with my best friend & this city has my heart! It's the perfect mix of big city hustle-n-bustle and small town charm. We rented an Airbnb in Forest Park-which was a 25 minute train ride from the city. Not only was our place awesome, but the whole town of Forest Park was great! It's full of little diners, antique shops and cafes to peruse when we weren't taking on the city.
I'm warning you now theres a ton of pictures-but please enjoy & if you get the chance-GO TO CHICAGO!!