I recently took an orchestra school trip to Chicago. I spent a total of 3 days there, which to me wasn’t long enough. Since this was a school trip, we had a set schedule and we weren’t really free to do what we wanted. Most of what we did get to see and do was pretty cool, though, so I will tell you about them.
The first day we drove from a little town in Iowa to Chicago. When we arrived, we checked into our hotel and then went to eat dinner at Medieval Times. This was a new experience for me, but I thought it was a lot of fun and they definitely give you plenty to eat. Our menu that night consisted of tomato soup, half a chicken, potato wedge, corn on the cob and then lemon cake for dessert. My little sister got knighted, too, which was a pretty cool experience. If you have never been, this would be a great experience for kids. Then you watch the show as you eat. After that, we went back to the hotel, as we had an early morning the next day.
The next day we got up early and headed into Chicago to meet with an Orchestra Instructor so the kids could practice playing their music that morning. We then went to Dave and Busters to eat lunch and spent some time playing games at their arcade. After this we headed to Millennium park, did some shopping on the magnificent mile. That night we hit up Hamilton on Broadway which I think was the highlight of the trip. Of course we couldn’t take any pictures while we were there and that’s okay, because then it makes you enjoy the show a lot more 🙂
On the last full day we were there, we did a little more shopping at one of the malls in Chicago. It was St. Patty’s day, so of course we had to go check out the green river. Then we went to the Aquarium and watched the dolphin show. After that we headed to eat deep dish pizza, some of the best in Chicago. From there we went to the Chicago Symphony that night, which was pretty good too.
The next day we went to church then made our journey home. Overall, this was a short trip, but we did some fun things. I will definitely be going back to check out more of Chicago.