Are you traveling to Chicago this summer? In that case, we’ve got you covered! There are plenty of things to do in Chicago. Here is a guide with our top 5 spots to visit during your time in the Windy City!
1. Shedd Aquarium
Throughout your visit to Chicago, make sure you take some time to visit John G. Shedd Aquarium. Home to 32,000 animals, you can explore over 80 habitats while connecting with over 1,500 species from all around the world. You can watch the aquatic show, touch various animals, and even spend the night if you wanted to! Shedd Aquarium has something for everyone, making it Chicago’s top visited cultural attraction.
2. Millennium Park
If you are looking for family-friendly activities, concerts, or if you want take a picture and touch “The Bean”, you should check out Millennium Park. Explore the 5-acre garden while admiring the collection of architecture and art throughout the park. Located in the heart of the city, Millennium Park attracts visitors and locals, alike.
3. The Field Museum
It doesn’t matter if your into museums or not, this is an awesome place and there is always something to spark your interest. The Field Museum is home to the remarkable Sue; the world’s largest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex. Visit various exhibits such as the Evolving Planet exhibit, or see Titans of the Ice Age 3D. Travel 4.5 billion years in time when you visit The Field Museum.
4. Skydeck Chicago
Among the things to do in Chicago, stepping out onto The Ledge -a glass-enclosed balcony- has to be one of my favorites. The Ledge is located at the top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Rising 1,353 feet above street level, nearly 1.3 million visitors each year, journey up to the 103rd floor observation deck. Scan the horizons of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, along with many of Chicago’s prestigious landmarks; making this a view like any other.
5. Navy Pier
Sitting on more than 50-acres of lakefront territory, there is a lot to see and do while spending time at Navy Pier. Take some time to shop, eat, or visit the various museums and attractions. Ride the 150-foot Ferris wheel while you watch fireworks light up the sky.
Chicago provides numerous attractions, activities, and sites that are sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Have you had the chance to experience Chicago? What is your favorite spot? Share with us in the comments.