Ever wanted to visit the Windy City?
Here are Our Top 5 places to visit in Chicago.
Chicago is known as one of the largest cities in the United States. It is also well known for its amazing architectural styles and skyscrapers, a treat to the eyes. There are a number of museums sporting the art collections in the city. Located on the south west shoreline of the impossibly large Lake Michigan, Chicago comes with amazing beaches. All these make Chicago a well known tourist spot, with a number of tourists flocking here, all across the year.
The Best Places in Chicago – (beaches aside)
Top Chicago places to visit 1 – Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is publicly voted as the best museum in the world. You have to visit this place at least once when in Chicago.
You need to spend an entire day in this building to view arts that cover 5,000 years of human history.
You get to see masterpieces by noted artists all across the world. Every weekend, there are fun art making activities for kids as well.
Top Chicago places to visit 2 – Millennium Park
This is one of the newest places in the city, which has become a popular tourist destination. All through the year, free performances and concerts are held here.
It is a fun experience to explore this 5 acre garden. Segway Tours are given of the park and of course we have Cloud Gate.
Cloud Gate – located in Millennium Park. For me, Chicago is almost worth a visit just to see ‘The Bean’ aka ‘ ‘The Electric Kidney Bean’ – a simple, shiny, futuristic giant of a thing, in the shape of yes, you guessed it…a bean! It’s an amazing structure, and also very, very popular. Get up early. I have warned you 🙂
The warped reflection the Bean gives of the Chicago skyline is amazing.
Top Chicago places to visit 3 – 360 Chicago
360 Chicago is an open-air Skywalk located in the heart of the city.
It’s former name was John Hancock Observatory.
Open till 11 pm, the elevators take you up to the 94th floor at a height of 1,000 feet within 40 seconds. The multimedia Sky Tour is quite impressive, and you can check out the history of the city on the 80 foot wall.
You get to learn a lot from this place. Moreover, from the height you can spot other landmarks like Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and the marinas.
Top Chicago places to visit 4 – The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is the perfect place if you love shopping. You get the perfect store for every item you are looking for.
Jewelry, toys, clothing, you name it, they have it.
Devote an amount of time here so as not to miss out on anything.
Top Chicago places to visit 5 – Navy Pier
The Navy Pier is like a city within the city covering over 50 acres of land in the Chicago lakefront territory.
Millions of people come to this place to experience the restaurants, shopping, museums, stages, gardens, parks, and other attractions found here.
Make sure not to miss out on the Ferris Wheel ride at Navy Pier.
I also give honourable mentions to the following..
Willis Tower SkyDeck
Field Museum of Natural History
Museum of Science and Industry
Oriental Institute Museum
Garfield Park Conservatory
John Hancock Center
The Rookery Building
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Upcoming articles covering them, coming soon.
Chicago is a must visit city if you want to experience just about everything in a single place. A vacation here is absolutely worth it. Put it on your bucket list for your next vacation! Go, go now 🙂
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