In the ’80s, “Ferris Bueller” blew off school to soak up downtown Chicago. While we don’t encourage you to pretend to be Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago, we absolutely recommend taking in the city. Dare to step onto the glass ledge at Skydeck atop the Willis Tower, grab a chic lunch at a see-and-be-seen restaurant and catch a game at Wrigley Field. Chicago has more than to offer than the AWOL teen ever imagined. Here, our picks for a more grown up adventure in downtown Chicago.

Where to Eat in Downtown Chicago

Ramen-San: Choose your broth, seasonings, meat, and toppings to create your perfect bowl of ramen at this local ramen shop and wash it down with Japanese whiskey, Asian-inspired cocktails or craft beer. The atmosphere is comfortable and casual, warmed by exposed brick and reclaimed wood.