Chicago is one of the best places to visit in the entire United States. Growing up in Illinois, I often visited this amazing city, and do not remember a single trip where I was disappointed. It’s a fun place to visit to see the city life, but it’s not completely overcrowded. There are so many things to do in Chicago and all the people there are very nice! By doing one of these activities in Chicago, you are sure to have an awesome time.
Of course, this is on every women’s mind when someone says “city.” Chicago has tons of amazing stores, some you can’t find anywhere else and others that are only in select cities. Michigan Avenue is a huge shopping destination for a lot of people who like the more high end brands. Brookfield Square Mall was always my favorite place to visit, because they have just about every store Americans can possibly think of.
Look at Art
The Art Institute has a ton of different pieces of art. I loved going there as a kid, and I still do. It’s a great place for families. The Art Institute is also right by Millennium Park, which has a ton of different cool pieces of art, like the Crown Fountain and the Lurie Garden. It’s a fun place to go in summer, and winter– especially if you enjoy ice skating.
See the Marine Life
The Shedd Aquarium is a great place for any kids who like fish. They have tons of different kinds of sea life to look at. It’s also overlooking Lake Michigan and a short walk away from the Adler Planetarium, if you prefer to learn about space.
Museum of Science & Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry was my all time favorite place in Chicago to be! There is so many things to do there, you can’t even begin to get it all in in a day. It’s a great destination for families with kids. The Field Museum is also a great place to bring kids, with lots of other things to do as well.
Visit Navy Pier
Navy Pier surfaces over Lake Michigan, with tons of places to dine and shop while overlooking the lake. It was so much fun to come here at night. During the summer they always have live music, and during the winter, they offer an outdoor ice skating rink. It’s fun for everyone!
For those of you who don’t already know, what was formerly the Sears Tower is now the Willis Tower. Riding to the top of the Willis Tower is something I will never forget doing. If you go at night, you can look on for miles, and see all the pretty lights of the city. Now, they’ve added a glass box that juts out of the side of the building with glass floors, sides, and ceiling for the more daring visitors. Are you brave enough to venture out onto it?
Chicago has something for anyone. There is so much to do, and you couldn’t even hardly begin to do anything in less than a day. Nevertheless, it’s worth the time and opportunity to see this beautiful city.