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