Traveling to Chicago Soon? Here’s a guide of six fun ways to explore the Windy City!
1. Millennium Park
Home to the Jay Pritzer Pavillion, the Cloud Gate aka “The Bean,” the Crown Fountain, and more iconic Chicago attractions, you’re sure to be entertained at the Millenium Park. It spans 1,400 acres and is completely free, so round up the family and begin exploring.
2. Navy Pier
In addition to a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is full of adventure! Wander the Crystal Gardens, catch a ride on the Skyline Ferris Wheel, or hop on a boat for a tour from the water.
3. Willis Tower
Are you ready to face your fears at the Willis Tower Skydeck? Ride up 110 floors on the elevator to reach the Ledge, a glass floor balcony that stands 1,353 feet over the city of Chicago.
4. Chicago Riverwalk
Whether you're looking for food, entertainment, or just an afternoon stroll, the Chicago Riverwalk is the perfect spot. This 1.25 mile-long stretch is full of dining options, fun bars, and local shops. Walk along the river and take in the views, or even book a boat tour on the river itself!
5. Art Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1879, this gem of Chicago was built as both a museum and a school for the fine arts. It is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States houses famous pieces such as American Gothic by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, and Water Lilies by Monet. Wander through the halls of this vast museum and fall in love with the art within.
6. The Magnificent Mile
If you’re looking to shop, this is the place! The Magnificient Mile stretches for 13 blocks and houses over 460 stores and 275 restaurants. Stroll along the streets and check out stores ranging from high-end designers to local shops.