Things to do in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is famous for its tall and dense skyscrapers, especially the Willis Tower, which used to be the tallest skyscraper globally from 1974 to 1998. Trump International Hotel and Tower is the second tallest skyscraper and has 98 floors. Willis Tower has 110 floors and is 1451 ft high. 

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View the City from the Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

If you want to have a breathtaking view of the city, check it from the city’s two tallest buildings with observation decks. You can also do it from the John Hancock building, which offers a 360 degrees’ view of the city and nearby states in a tilting glass encasement from its 94th floor.

If you’re interested in Chicago, you might also like to read about the history of this amazing city.


Enjoy Public Art Sceneries

All around the city, you’ll come across diverse public art by some of the city’s renowned artists. The most notable works are the Chicago Picasso, Chagall’s Four Seasons, Miro’s Picasso, and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate.

Have a Great Time at the Millennium Park

If you are with family, check out Millennium Park. Here, you’ll find Chicago’s most breathtaking sceneries, such as the Lurie gardens enclosed by a 15-foot hedge. Another stunning view is the Bean or Cloud Gate, a giant sculpture with a polished mirror-like stainless steel surface that reflects the skyscraper views around it.

Walk and Take Photos

If you love sightseeing and taking photos, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. Before the river meets Lake Michigan, it runs through The Loop. As you take a walk through the waterfront, you’ll have a spectacular view of the city and enjoy the many restaurants, park gardens, and bridges along the pathway. For the best sceneries, start the walk from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street.

The Museum and Aquariums

If your kids are fascinated by animals and history, take them to the Shedd Aquarium, which features an extensive collection of aquatic life from all over the world. Also, check out Abbott Oceanarium, home to dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, and beluga whales.

After this, visit the Field Museum of Natural History, which showcases everything you can think of concerning evolution, mammals, and human history. You’ll learn about the ancient Americans and be fascinated by a tyrannosaurus Rex fossil and Maximo, the largest dinosaur ever to live.

The Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier has many shops, restaurants, exhibitions, and green spaces where families and couples can explore, take photos and relax. The most dominant activity is the Centennial Wheel ride which lets you soak in the breathtaking views of the city below.

As you will find out, there is a lot to do and see in Chicago no matter your age or preference.


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