24 hours in...Chicago

Chicago City Guide
Chicago City Guide
Stay...
At Aloft Chicago City Centre. Located in the River North area, Aloft is part of the Marriott Hotel Group. The beds are one of the most comfortable I've slept in, and the location is perfect for exploring the city. 
Chicago City Guide
  Eat...
At so many places! From breakfast at Beatrix to Dinner at Ramen San, Chicago has some great places to eat. Try Firecakes for yummy doughnuts and Wow Bao - an Asian fast food chain that serves up delicious buns, noodles and bao. 
Chicago City Guide
Chicago City Guide
Shop...
Till you drop! I mean, if you follow me on Instagram and saw my 'IG Stories' whilst I was out there, you'll know I went to the beauty mecca that is Sephora! I mean, the store I hunted down on N. Michigan Avenue is the biggest one I've come across...ever! (and I've been to a fair few). Not that I went shopping properly, but the city is home to all US brands, including Macy's, Target and J Crew. You'll also find Topshop, Zara and H&M nestled in.
Chicago City Guide
Chicago City Guide
 See...
Everything! I was actually surprised at how amazing Chicago is, and hope to go back next year. The architecture is insane - prepare yourself for neck ache as you'll be looking up in awe everywhere you go. I would highly recommend booking yourself on to one of the Architecture boat trips - you won't regret it. Also, head to Millenium Park for a stroll and find the silver bean by Anish Kapoor and grab a drink along the river, or if you're feeling fit - go for a run along there. The river path is a great place for it. 
Chicago City Guide
Chicago City Guide
Chicago City Guide

If I get the opportunity to head back to Chicago, I'll definitely be adding a couple of extra nights on to explore the city further.