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Mini Jimmy-cation: Chicago, IL St. Patrick's Day Edition

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03/16/2017

Time for a little fun in The Windy City! 🍀

Sure, summer in the city is...warm, but if you’re looking for a good time jam packed with all things green, you’ll wanna swing through Chicago the weekend before Saint Patrick’s Day. (and bring a parka!)

Every year, thousands of people visit to listen to bag pipes, drink lots of green beer and take in the sights of the city.

It’s such a big deal, that these dudes traveled from Philly to hang out in the beautiful 18 degree weather 😱

Jimmy Chips

And you know I wasn’t about to miss it either! 

So without further ado, here's the proper way to see Chicago while celebrating everyone's favorite Irish holiday!

 

1. Chicago Riverwalk

One of Chicago’s most famous traditions is the dying of the Chicago River to, you guessed it, green!

  Mini Jimmy box in front of the Chicago River

It takes about 45 minutes for the river to change colors, but it’s well worth the wait! Especially if you have a few subs to snack on before the action starts 😏 

Now, we’ve got some time to kill before the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade, which means it's for some sightseeing!

2. Millennium Park

Mini Jimmy box in Millenium Park

Just up the road from the Chicago River walk is Millennium Park, which has it all- a stage for music, ice skating, a restaurant, fountains and one of Chicago’s most iconic art pieces, The Bean. (Insider's Tip: It's actually called Cloud Gate, but if you’re eating subs while gazing into it, who really cares?)

3. The Art Institute of Chicago

  Mini Jimmy box at the Art Institute of Chicago

If you need to warm up, and trust me, you will, pop in to check out the sweet art exhibits. It’s been voted one of the greatest museums in the world, so you won’t want to miss it! You can't take food inside, but we can go on a lunch date afterwards 😘

 4. Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Mini Jimmy box at Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Chicago loves Saint Patrick's Day so much, that they have three parades to celebrate- The Southside Irish Parade, the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade and the Northwest Side Irish Parade. And lucky for you, you can eat subs at any of 'em.

 

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and once you're ready to chill, you'll probably want to hit up one of Chicago's many Irish pubs and I'll be here for ya when you need to sober up. (and I deliver!)

Map of Chicago Jimmy John's Locations