You can actually have a Day Off like Ferris Bueller

Do you love the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and dream of having an extravagant day off like his? Well here’s our guide to the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off holiday.
By HANNAH BROWN

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First you’ll have to head to Chicago, because that is where most of the locations used in the film can be found. If you have a car you can park it in the parking garage where Ferris leaves the Ferrari in the care of the attendant. It can be found on West Madison Street at Wells Street, just beneath Washington/Wells ‘el’ station, and don’t worry the attendant probably won’t go riding off in your car.
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Following in the footsteps of Ferris, Sloane and Cameron you can head to the Skyjack of Willis Tower on 233 South Wacker Drive. You might also recognise the building from The Dark Knight, when it was used by Bruce Wayne to survey the city from the very top of the building.
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Ferris and co then headed to the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on 141 West Jackson Boulevard. You can visit the CME Group Visitor Centre between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but if you want to see the trading floor like Ferris you will need to book ahead.
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If you want to eat at the posh restaurant ‘Chez Quis’ like Ferris, otherwise known as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, you will need to travel across the US to Los Angeles as this fancy dinner scene is filmed in two locations. The exterior of the restaurant can be found on 22 West Schiller Street in Chicago, although it has been remodelled since it appeared in the film.
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The next few locations that Ferris, Sloane and Cameron visit are easier to find, starting with Wrigley Field where the trio watch a game of baseball. The stadium, which was built in 1914, is home to the Chicago Cubs and has also appeared in many other films set in Chicago, such as About Last Night and The Blues Brothers. If your visit is in time with the season, why not see a game yourself?
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The trio then headed to the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the US. The painting that entrances Cameron is Georges Seurat’s ‘A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.
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And finally you have the the parade where Ferris performs his now iconic rendition of ‘Twist and Shout’. The parade is a real annual German-American parade which takes place in September called the Von Steuben Day Parade.
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It’s traditionally held in cities across the United States on Von Steuben Day, and it’s an annual celebration, so you’ve got plenty of time to plan it into your schedule. You can actually join in with the celebration, although it may not be possible to perform your own version of the song to the adoring crowds, sadly can’t all be Ferris Bueller.
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Post Author: Olivia

I'm from Yorkshire in England so you can imagine I love drinking well-brewed tea. Lots of tea. I also love to travel and have adventures, while taking photos to capture the moment.

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