Today was the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Downtown Chicago. It was a bright and sunny day in the city…cold, but sunny. I’ll take it! I bundled up to bear the cold temperature (25 degrees, brrr).
The city celebrates with an Irish parade and the Chicago River is dyed bright green!
Honestly, the dyed river is the coolest part of the celebration. I would literally trek downtown just to see it! At least once in my life, I need to go down there early enough to see the process of how they dye it… boat crews actually put orange powder into the water to dye the typically murky water a bright green. Crazy!
Chicago definitely goes ALL out.
We didn’t have a definite plan for today, but happened to stumble upon The Godfrey Hotel, which has an amazing indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge! The rooftop faces the skyline and gave us a beautiful view of the city. 🙂 Luckily, the outdoor part even had a fireplace! Definitely helped counter the 25 degree temp on the rooftop.
It was a great day to be CHI-rish! ☘️