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14 Ways Ferris Bueller Would Spend His Day Off In 2014

"I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today. Cameron Frye, this one's for you."

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1. To get a lay of the land, Ferris would definitely visit The Tilt at the John Hancock Building.

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

When Ferris visited the Sears Tower, he could only look as far down as the window would allow. But if he wanted a view nowadays, he'd hit up the innovative experience at the 360 Chicago Observatory. It allows you to literally tilt over the city.

2. It wouldn't be long before he found the best sausages in town.

"You're Abe Froman? The sausage king of Chicago?"

There's no reservation needed for Haute Sausage, an "Afro-Midwestern Fusion Sausage Truck," but you may find a line. Since its founding in 2011, sausage connoisseurs have been following the truck across the Windy City. If you miss it one day, you'll find it elsewhere the next — definitely reason to skip class.

3. He would drive as much as possible.

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"I love driving it. It is so choice."

In addition to traditional Go-Karting, this ultra-progressive K1 Speed indoor racing track offers CyberSport, a competitive mix of lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and, well... driving. This is a special experience for anyone with built-up angst over not having a car.

4. But if something goes awry with the car, he'd find another trendy means of getting around.

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"You killed the car."

Entering its 14th year, Monday Night Rides Chicago is a bandit of nighttime cyclists willing to brave any weather for a ride. Claiming to operate all 52 weeks of the year, the group is open to the public and provides a unique way to see the city. As seen in the film's final montage, Ferris is comfortable with the backroads.

5. He would recuperate from any lingering illness by visiting the Galos Caves.

"Did you see Alien? When that creature was in that guy's stomach. It kind of feels like that."

Built with salty imports from Eastern Europe, the Galos Caves are one of the first manmade salt caves in the U.S. Many people visit for legitimate respiratory healing therapy, while others simply find restoration from a long night out.

6. He would nap in Millennium Park — a privilege he didn't have in 1986.

"How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?"

Known for its impressive public art, Millennium Park provides a respite in the big city. The park hosts occasional outdoor concerts and exhibits, but it's always open for relaxing in the sun.

7. He would find an audience wherever possible, especially with Live Band Karaoke.

"Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd."

This backing band spotlights at multiple Chicago bars, so the real roadies get a different experience every time. The set list includes some post-'80s anthems like "Bad Romance" and "Since U Been Gone."

8. He would explore the art and nature at Garfield Park Conservatory.

"The question isn't 'what are we going to do,' the question is 'what aren't we going to do?'"

Encompassed in some of the most historic and impressive architecture around, Garfield Park Conservatory is just the type of artsy retreat Ferris would appreciate.

9. He'd hit up the Lincoln Park Zoo, because it's pretty chill.

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"Sooner or later, everyone goes to the zoo."

The zoo has a new klipspringer, a baby dwarf antelope that is certainly worth the visit.

10. He would relax in the Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, and he'd convince Cameron to join if possible.

"Can't be wound up this tight and go to college, his roommate will kill him."

Not only is the top floor of this public library a well-known respite from the bustling city, but it's one of the most innovative libraries in the country. Patrons are allowed free workshops with 3D printers and will soon be able to check out robots as well.

11. As long as he's not the one playing, he'd join the Chicago fans to check out a game or two.

"Do you realize if we played by the rules, right now we'd be in gym?"

He's already seen Wrigley, so he's due for some ice time. There's got to be a hockey equivalent for "Hey, batter, batter, batter, SWING!" right?

12. He would push the boundaries at The Peninsula's all-you-can-eat chocolate bar.

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"Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive."

Sure, this paradise carries a $40 entrance fee, but the sweet possibilities are endless. The bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays, so you might have to make the trip twice.

13. He would sing in the shower at a guy's spa.

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♫ ...what a mess, I confess ♫

The high-class pampering that Chicago is known for is not exclusive to women. Clubs for men allow for a downtown escape that someone as clean-cut as Ferris would surely enjoy.

14. And late into the night, he would join the other Chicagoans scouring the streets for Tamale Guy.

"...You're still here? It's over! Go home!"

Follow @TamaleTracker for the latest insight on where this mysterious tamale-toting man of Chicago nightlife fame was spotted last.

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