Fun Things to do on Your Day Off as an Allied Healthcare Traveler in Chicago, Illinois

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Cross Country Allied
August 18, 2020 07:14 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Are you planning to take an allied healthcare assignment in Chicago, Illinois? If so, you’re probably wondering what to do there on your day off. The Windy City is known for its world class arts, culture, dining and entertainment options. Located on the shores of expansive Lake Michigan, Chicago offers plenty for allied healthcare providers to do there in their downtime, whether you’re a sports fan, a foodie, or you love shopping and the Great Outdoors. Chicago is also home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, numerous beloved pubs and coffee shops and the infamous “L” trains that will get you wherever you need to go, 24/7. Here are few of the best things to eat, drink, see and do on your day off as an allied healthcare traveler in Chicago.

Allied Healthcare Travelers on Assignment in Chicago, Illinois Should Eat This!

Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza, and the locals will tell you to give Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, or Giordano’s a try if you want the very best. Once you’ve had your fill of pizza (as if!), keep in mind the city is also home to numerous 5-star and indie dining establishments that cover just about every ethnicity and food style known to mankind. In addition to pizza, other Chicago street food favorites include Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs, and you can find some form of both at or near most  tourist attraction or on street corners throughout the city. Right now, outdoor dining is all the rage and comfort food at Girl and the Goat, Chinese favorites (and fresh fruit smoothies) at ML Kitchen, vegan food at Majani and delectable coffee and pastries from Butterdough are some of our favorites. For an awesome view of Navy Pier, the lake and downtown, treat yourself to an afternoon of drinks at Offshore.

Allied Healthcare Travelers on Assignment in Chicago, Illinois Should See This!

If there’s one thing allied healthcare travelers on assignment in Chicago should see while they’re there, it has to be Millennium Park! Home of the famous mirrored, bean-shaped sculpture “Cloud Gate,” the park itself is full of sights and sounds that perfectly define Chicago. The park is located just across the street from Lake Michigan and a stone’s throw from infamous Navy Pier. You could spend an entire day there enjoying the public art installations nearly everywhere you turn, the magnificent lake views and the variety of characters strolling about, including international tourists, street musicians and even the occasionally celebrity. Millennium park is also just blocks away from Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, home to numerous department stores, shopping malls and luxury boutiques, as well as a variety of award-winning restaurants and bars. 

Allied Healthcare Travelers on Assignment in Chicago, Illinois Should Do This!

When it comes to things to do on your day off as an allied healthcare traveler in Chicago, you’ll be spoiled for choice. You could catch a Cubs game at world-famous Wrigley Field or learn more about its 100-year history during a behind-the-scenes tour. You could visit 360 Chicago Observation Deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center for breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan shoreline. But if you are interested in seeing the most beloved gem of the city, you must take a trip to The Art Institute of Chicago. You could spend all day here and still not have time to enjoy all of the world-renowned art residing within. Some of its most well-known works include Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Sisters. Also located here are masterpieces by Edward Hopper, Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many others. You are free to explore the museum on your own or opt for a tour and receive detailed information about the cityscapes, impressionism, African diaspora, fashion, pop art, mythology and more exhibited along the way.

Ready to immerse yourself in all there is to see, do and eat in The Windy City? Search our current openings for allied healthcare providers in Chicago.

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