Top 10 Things To Do in Chicago
Chicago is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world. It boasts some of the best cuisines and attractions in the state of Illinois.With so much to choose from we have created a list of our top picks! Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium, spot a lion cub in Lincoln Park Zoo or lay above the skyline of Chicago with only a glass panel between you and a 1,000 ft drop.
Admiring the breathtaking skyline of Chicago and watching over the astonishing view of Lake Michigan, 360 Chicago is the perfect view point. Being 1,000 ft above Lake Michigan it truly cannot be missed when visiting the lively city. Chicago 360 has added a new experience called ‘Tilt.’ This new feature allows you a unique downward facing view of 1,000 feet. Enjoy a drink or something to eat on the 94th floor at the tempting ‘Architects Corner Café’ and over see the majestic surroundings.
The Navy Pier has so many features to be explored! From restaurants to cinemas and even a theme park, it is essentially a 50-acre playground for all ages! One of the most thrilling things to do on the pier is to take a dynamic high speed journey to the moon on the Transport FX... Ok you don’t actually fly to the moon, but with the simulator and 4D experience it should not go a miss.
North Avenue Beach is a fantastic place to go and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. North Avenue Beach offers an array of amenities and recreational opportunities for beach goers to enjoy. They cover everything from beach volleyball to Sun and Moon Beach Yoga and offer a variety of bars and restaurants. This is a great place to spend the day soaking up the sun and quenching your thirst with an ice cold beverage of your choice.
The Chicago Botanic Gardens are a tranquil oasis that is stretched across 6 miles of shoreline which extenuates the breathtaking colours of the gardens. With intriguing living museums and conservation science centres, there is plenty to see and get involved in.
Lincoln Park Zoo is a leader in animal conservation and care. The park connects people with the animals and nature through a free, nature oriented wildlife experience.With everything from mammals to reptiles this animal conservation is a fantastic day out and the best part is that it is free!
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provides the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions and tours. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of Times Square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city.
In Chicago there are plenty of walks you can do to really get a feel for the city. One that really shows off how much Chicago has to offer is the River walk. Alongside the beautiful surroundings you will pass a variety of different things, from outstanding restaurants to street actors! Be sure to keep an eye out for the outstanding architecture along the river bank.
If you are downtown and looking for a place to get some new clothes, be sure to step into Water Tower Place. This Michigan Avenue mall is the perfect place to satisfy your shopping needs. The 7-storey complex will cover every shop you need and much more.
Anchoring in the coast of Burnham Harbour is the Shedd Aquarium. This 75-year-old aquarium includes lots of marine and amazon life such as piranhas, frogs and snakes, rays and much more! The most storied of them all is believed to be the oldest fish in the world at a impressive 100-plus-year-old Australian lungfish believed to be the longest-living fish in any aquarium in the world.
With such a variety of different music and theatre venues whether it be playhouses, theatres or Broadway shows, seeing a performance is definitely something that should be on your list. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is world renowned and each individual musician is breathtakingly talented. Together with the passionate music, the building itself is magical.
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