Chi-City is the Best City

Happy (almost) weekend Hope College! Are you ready for the last two weeks until summer break?! So crazy!

Last weekend, to kick off the beginning of the end of the semester, SAC put on a Chicago museum trip. It included tickets to the Field Museum AND Shedd Aquarium for only $20, and for what my friends and I got out of it, it was a pretty great deal.

Let me tell you about our fantastic day…

We left campus at about 8am and got to our first destination, Shedd Aquarium, around 10 AM Chicago time. Let me tell you, I could spend hours and hours in there. There are so many beautiful animals that are unpredictable and interesting… it’s unreal.

After spending more than two hours exploring Shedd, we had time to grab some lunch in the city and explore a little bit. We got lunch at an amazing Italian indoor market called Eataly. It was quite the hike from the museum district, but SO worth it. There was every type of yummy Italian food you could think of and was as authentic as you could get. I have Italian in my family line, so it was cool to think of them when wandering around. Pictures don’t do it justice.

After our lunch stop, we got to explore Michigan Avenue (the shopping district), obviously stopping in Crate and Barrel, Anthropology, and the Nike store because… well, girls have to do that if they have extra time.

By this time we were pretty tired, but we still had the Field Museum to get back to! Museums are just great in the first place, but the Field Museum had some interesting exhibits going on at the time we went such as: the ancient art of Haitian Vodou, and a Viking exhibit.


Sleep came easy that night. I was exhausted! But it was so worth it. Chicago is a beautiful city, and spending the weekend with friends was the cherry on top of it all. SAC puts on a multitude of trips and fun activities for students at a cheap price, so be sure to keep a lookout for other fun things like this trip in the future.

Enjoy your weekend and the warm weather that’s coming, everyone!

Until next time!

Posted inCampus Life, Off-Campus

Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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