There are lots of events going on for Chicagoans. For example, October 6 sees the fourth annual Bacon and Beer Classic, at Soldier Field. Featuring 100+ locally-brewed craft beers to drink down over 30 different “bacon-inspired” dishes made by local chefs, even the kids will enjoy interactive games and other family-friendly activities.
After all that carb-infused beer and bacon, the next day you’re bound to be ready for Chicago’s Marathon. Whether you’re up for the 26.2 miles or just want to spend the day cheering on other sweaty athletes, it’s still getting out the house and enjoying the sites of Chicago. Hang out at Millennium Park, Chinatown or Michigan Avenue (for the grand finale) and make a picnic day out of it.
Or if that seems too active, wait til later in the month. For two days (October 13 and 14), there is no fee to check out 250 cool local places. Thanks to the generosity of the Chicago Architectural Foundation, you will be privy to “behind-the-scenes looks at architectural gems and private spots.” New locations this year include: Ingersoll-Blackwelder House, Optimo and the Third Unitarian Church.