It’s feeding time at the Chicago Aquarium and in the circular tank of fish, sharks, and other sea creatures a diver floats through the water dropping pieces of food. For some marine life it’s a frenzy but the sea turtle, travelling in circles through the tank with only one good fin, moves slowly, yet gracefully: mesmerizing. Grab seats for the dolphin show next and make sure you’re in the middle because the first rows get splashed! The water cascades over a cliff in front of a wall of glass, giving the appearance it’s coming from Lake Michigan, not an extra large swimming pool housing dolphins flying through the air, squeaking as they dive into the water.
After a morning of sea horses and seals, head out into the sunshine. Stroll along Lake Michigan, and end up at Navy Pier for a hot dog, loaded with sauerkraut, onions, mustard, ketchup, and relish on a poppy seed bun, from one of the world famous Chicago hot dog stands, then take a seat on a bench and watch the sail boats drifting away from the city towards the horizon. Finished chowing down? – take a ride of the Ferris wheel, then head off to buy tickets for Second City – a night filled with live comedy in the establishment that produced the likes of Joan Rivers, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Andy Dick, and Tina Fey.
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