Whether you’re in the mood for a slice of deep dish pizza, an afternoon of strolling through priceless works of art, a fun-filled day at the park, or an evening of listening to the best jazz in the city, Chicago’s got what you’re looking for. Start planning your trip to Chicago by reading about some of the best attractions the city has to offer.
If you’re visiting during the warmer summer months, anything outside is a must. Enjoy a game at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, or go see the famous Cloudgate sculpture, lovingly nicknamed “The Bean” by locals. Make sure to stop at the new Maggie Daley Park; starting in spring of 2015, the park will open its Climbing Park, Play Garden, Enchanted Forest, and Wave Lawn for visitors of all ages to enjoy! The lakefront park also has a Skating Ribbon that’s open in the winter for ice skating and will be used for roller skating during warm weather.
Find nature in the big city by exploring Lincoln Park. The Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory are both completely free so that you can view the 1,200 exotic animals and the four tropical display houses without breaking your budget. You can also visit the nearby Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, where you can learn about local ecosystems and tropical biology while interacting with hands-on exhibits.
If the weather is forcing you indoors, explore one of Chicago’s world-renowned museums! The Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium are all close to each other so you can visit more than one in a single day; each institution is globally acclaimed and can provide hours of entertainment on its own. See the city without going outside by taking a trip up to 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Observatory or the Skydeck at the Willis Tower, where you can get breathtaking views of Chicago from over 1,000 feet in the air.
Chicago has plenty to offer- now it’s up to you to explore the city!