Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a classic film, with scenes set in the heart of the Loop. It’s easy to replicate the way he spent his day in the city. From touring the Sears Tower to attending a baseball game, you’ll spend a perfect day taking in all that Chicago has to offer.


Sears Tower: The tallest building in Chicago beckons visitors all the way up to the 103rd floor Skydeck. Here, you’ll see breathtaking views of the whole city and sparkling Lake Michigan.

Art Institute: Remember the scene where Cameron is staring at that (see above photo) “dot painting?” Along with many other famous works of art, Georges Seurat’s pointillism piece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, still call this museum their home. Best part of this place is that it’s free every Thursday and Friday from 5-9pm!

“Chez Quis”: While this fancy shmancy French restaurant was a fake, created for the film, Chicago has its fair share of fine French fare. Check out this 10best list!

Wrigley Field: From April-September, perhaps October, catch a baseball game on the Northside like Ferris and the gang did in the movie. This is the second oldest ballpark in the country! It’s kind of hard to get tickets to a Cubs game, especially on short notice. So check out this article for tips on how to score the best seats possible.

Von Steuben Parade: Perhaps the most memorable downtown scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the parade where Ferris jumps on a float and performs “Twist and Shout.” This parade occurs every September on Lincoln Avenue, celebrating German-American heritage. This year, the events take place the weekend of September 11.

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