It’s easy to see why the city of Chicago is such a big tourist draw as this big city offers an amazing diversity of attractions ranging from miles of beaches to enjoy to some inspirational urban venues to explore.
Here are some of the venues that should probably make it onto your must-see list when you are planning a trip to the windy city.
Something always going on in the park
Millennium Park is a magnetic gathering spot in the city and inside the 24-acre park, you are often likely to find some sort of entertainment in the form of a concert or art installation to enjoy. The park is considered the hub of the city and there will be plenty of photo-opportunities with some of the iconic architecture and scenery you will encounter there.
Revolutionary architecture and landscape art
Garfield Park Conservatory also warrants a big mention as it is where you will find one of the largest conservatories in the world and a mind-boggling array of plant species within the building’s unique structure.
Chicago is famous for improv comedy and Second City is the venue that has launched many famous careers. Staying at accommodation like the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel will put you in a good spot for exploring the area and if you want some laughs in the evening, it often pays to grab some tickets for Second City.
A T-Rex is the star of the show here
Next on the list is the Field Museum which plays host to an impressive dinosaur amongst other exciting exhibits. Kids will enjoy looking at the giant T-Rex skeleton and they can also enjoy peeking at Egyptian mummies and all sorts of natural history artifacts and exhibits.
Take in a bit of culture
If you appreciate a bit of art then it would be well worth visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. It houses one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the country and the sculpture garden is worth spending time in too.
A firm favorite
If you like all things aquatic then plan a visit to the Shedd Aquarium. From rays to sharks and turtles, this attraction delivers everything oceanic you want to see and more.
Get an aerial view of the city
It is always a thrill for many of us to stand at the top of a very tall building and take in the spectacular views and 360 Chicago delivers on that promise. On a clear day, looking out from the 94th floor will give you a view that spans four states.
Always something to see and do
Last but not least, Navy Pier is always worth visiting when you are in Chicago. Pier Park is part of this tourist hotspot and the huge Ferris wheel there is an unmistakable landmark, plus there is often some form of live entertainment going on.
There are far too many top venues to cover in one visit but these suggestions should prove you with a packed and entertaining itinerary.