Things to do in Chicago

Kemi Omoniyi, Staff Reporter

Spring break is right around the corner, and luckily for the students at Lincoln-Way East we have a whole week off. Which is better than what some colleges are offering their students. Covid-19 has hit us hard this year, but that does not mean that we cannot have fun or enjoy our Spring Break. To give you some inspiration I have complied a list of some of the best places/activities to do in Chicago over break. Disclaimer: some of these activities are subject to change based on covid guidelines.

1. Museum of Illusions
Located on 25 E Washington St., Chicago, Il the Museum of Illusions is not like any other museum. It’s an immersive museum with around 80 optical illusions which allows for a truly interactive experience. From optical illusions to holograms the Museum of Illusions have it all! If your interested tickets must be purchased online and currently sell for around $20 for teens. More info is available on their website: https://chicago.museumofillusions.us/.

2. Jojo’s Shake Bar
For people obsessed with eating out and trying new foods Jojo’s Shake Bar is the place for you. Located at 23 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL Jojo’s is meant for those who have a sweet tooth! With an unconventional décor and fantastical food, Jojo’s Shake Bar is every kid’s dream. Jojo’s Shake Bar is a new-age restaurant and bar that is famous for their decadent desserts and giant portions. They have every dessert imaginable and offer classic restaurant food. Jojo’s requires reservations to made for inside diners other than that the restaurant offers pick-up and delivery. To place and order or learn more check out: https://jojosshakebar.com/.

3. Garfield Park Observatory
For those who are trying to get more in-tune with nature or just sick of only seeing snow outside the Garfield Park Observatory is the best to be! The Observatory offers a spectacular view of thousands of plant species from all over the world. Located 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL. The Garfield Park Observatory is by far the cheapest thing on the list. Tickets and parking are free, but reservations are necessary. Take a closer look at: https://garfieldconservatory.org/ .

4. Brooklyn Boulders
Next on the list is another place in the West Loop. Brooklyn Boulders is a climbing gym located both in two places downtown. This recommendation is geared towards people, who during spring break are trying to make life changes and start something new. Brookyln Boulders has ginormous space filled with activities to do. There is climbing walls and they have a variety of walls suited to people of all ages and skill levels. Do not be afraid of being a novice they offer climbing classes. This place is extremely beginner friendly, so give it a shot! Look at: https://brooklynboulders.com/.

5. Pizzeria Portofino
To close out this list, I’ve decided to include another food place to try. Variety is the spice of life and for those who cherish authentic Italian food, Pizzeria Portofino is the place for you. At 317 N Clark St, Chicago, IL the pizzeria has wonderful outdoor seating option that looks out to the riverfront. This place is the perfect spot for a night out or lunch with a group of friends. Even if you don’t visit during spring break, you can always host parties at the Pizzeria. Reservations should be made in advance and online orders are always available. Check it out at: https://www.pizzeriaportofino.com/.