If you are planning on taking a trip to Chicago and are looking for something interesting to do, one of the best Weekendtrip ideas I have ever come across is trying to find where some of Hollywood’s most classic movies were shot in the Windy City.
The Color Of Money – Play some 8-Ball at Chris’ Billiards which is the same place Tom Cruise and Paul Newman lit it up.
The Dark Knight – Take a ride through lower Wacker where the highly explosive chase scenes between Batman and the Joker were shot.
The Blues Brothers – Yes, the Chez Paul Restaurant does exit and it is on Rush Street. I will leave it up to you as to whether you want to throw shrimp at your diners like Jake and Elwood did in the movie.
High Fidelity – Who doesn’t want to go through the awkward years of high school all over again. You can explore the same halls that John Cusack did by visiting Lane Tech.
Transformers: Dark Of the Moon – While Chicago was destroyed in the movie, you can still see the Jeweler’s Building and Trump Tower which were both quite prominent in the film.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: If you’re taking a Weekendtrip, that probably means you are taking a day off and that probably can be assumed to mean you are a fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The ultimate Weekendtripper, Ferris visited The Art Institute of Chicago and the Skydeck at Willis Tower and you can as well in any perspective self-guided Chicago movie stop tour.