Chicago Travel Guide | Things to Do, Attractions, Nightlife, Museums, Jazz, Theater and More

 

 

As the third-largest city in the United  States Chicago Illinois has no shortage  of fun things to do for travelers follow  along with where as we explore the top  things to do in the Windy City start  your morning off at Millennium Park in  the heart of Chicago while you’re there  take the obligatory selfie at Cloud Gate  aka the beam this gleaming stainless  steel sculpture has been an icon of the  city since its creation in 2006 in  winter months lace up your skates at the  McCormick Tribune ice rink located in  the park just steps away from Cloud Gate  the rink is open November through March  and offers affordable skate rentals  making it perfect for friends couples  and families a short walk south on  Michigan Avenue from the ice rink is the  famous Art Institute of Chicago.

 

The  museum houses more than 300 thousand  works of art and includes such famous  pieces as American Gothic by Grant Wood  and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks  test your fear of heights at 360 Chicago  in the John Hancock observatory with  their latest feature tilt grab the rail  and hold on as you are leaned forward to  get a new perspective on the city if  your fear of heights still hasn’t been  met then head to the tallest building in  the city the Willis Tower formerly known  as the Sears Tower the Willis Tower  offers amazing views of the city and is  most recently known for its glass  balcony sky deck sky deck is open 365  days a year if you dare  get your fill with Chicago’s most famous  food deep-dish pizza developed in the  s this city staple has been filling  Chicagoans bellies for decades we  recommend a slice from one of the city’s  cornerstones Pisano’s  once you’ve had your fill hop aboard the  untouchable store for a two-hour guy  through Chicago’s underbelly this  gangster led tour explores some of the  city’s most famous organized crime spots  and tells the tales of such men as John  Dillinger and of course Al Capone.

 

Chicago’s winters are notoriously cold  and what better way to warm up then  inside the Garfield Park Conservatory it  features six multifaceted greenhouses  with thousands of species of plants and  two grand exhibit halls in the Midwest  Chicago is the go-to destination for a  theater scene that rivals Broadway in  New York venues like the Chicago theater  and Steppenwolf theater have been  entertaining people for decades if  comedy is more your style stop by the  world-renowned  Second City this ensemble theater is  famous for producing such talents as  John Belushi and is one of the  longest-running comedy clubs in the  country  nothing says Chicago quite like the  beautiful sound of jazz and there’s no  better place to hear this classic sound  than the jazz showcase in downtown.

It  offers two shows almost every night of  the week need a tip on how to end your  evening in Chicago pick up on the city  style at a speakeasy the Green Door  Tavern is one of the city’s oldest  establishments and was built after the  Chicago Fire in 1872 to get the full  experience head downstairs and give a  knock on the bookcase to reveal a hidden  area these are just a few of the many  fun attractions Chicago has to offer for  more information about this great city  visit us at we’re traveler calm and be  sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel  you

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