5 Tourism Favorites in Chicago

Chicago is an amazing midwestern city known for its high speed winds, deep dish pizza and loyal baseball fans. When leaving your Chicago hotel and step into the city, you won’t run out of things to do. This city has something for every type of person to enjoy, all year around! Whether you go in the heat of summer or the dead of winter, you will definitely want to check out these must see tourist attractions next time you are in the windy city!

  1. Millennium Park

In the heart of Chicago, you’ll find Millenium Park! Easily Chicago’s most popular tourist attraction, this park is 25 acres of art installations, amazing architecture, beautiful gardens, live music and stunning views all around. Try to get there bright and early to miss the crowd and watch the sunrise in the reflection of the famous Bean. Once you check out the Bean, you can head over to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for a nice picnic if it’s a sunny day! Take your time walking through the park because there certainly is a lot to see and do!

  1. Willis Tower

A 110 story, 1450 foot skyscraper standing tall as one of the most famous icons of Chicago (besides pizza, of course!). This tower was the tallest in the world for nearly 25 years and is now the record holder for the second tallest building in the United States. You can pay to go up to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower so you can experience the best view possible of the Windy city and the four surrounding states. You can step out onto a clear skydeck to really give yourself perspective as to how far you are up. If you have time, grab a drink in the tower, sip it slow and take in that view!

  1. Wrigley Field

If you went to Chicago and didn’t go to a Cubs game, did you really go to Chicago? Even if you don’t like baseball, the Cubs games are still fun to go to experience America’s favorite past time. Throw back a few cold ones, have a hotdog and get lost in a sea of red, white and blue. You can also catch a tour or, if you are lucky, you can score some tickets to a concert! Wrigley Field is a place that is held close to the locals of Chicago. It’s where pure American tradition and the truest love for a city come together for one really good time! If you have been to a million baseball games and are itching to do something different, go cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks at a hockey game! This city checks all the boxes when it comes to professional sports!

  1. Magnificent Mile

This vibrant, bustling strip of high fashion, luxury hotels and yummy food is a must-do while in the city! Make sure you stop at Garrett’s Popcorn to get a bucket of the most delicious popcorn on Earth (the line out the door is worth the wait!) If you come during Christmas time, you’ll see almost every corner of this place decorated with Christmas cheer. Just don’t forget to bring your winter coat and some extra layers to keep you nice and warm! on the Magnificent mile, you can also catch a broadway show, get a classic Chicago style deep dish pizza, and then end your night at the Navy pier while enjoying a cocktail and staring at the city lights.

5. Lincoln Park Farmers Market

Last but not least, if you are going to be in Chicago make sure you do as the locals do to really get an honest feel for the city. What better way to do that than to check out the city’s biggest and most popular farmers market! this farmers market is open may through very wednesday and saturday from 7am to 1pm. grab an iced coffee and a fresh pastry and sit on the lawn to listen to some live music to start your day off right. there has to be at least a hundred vendors at this farmers market which means there is plenty to see and plenty of samples to try.

With much to see and do in the area, you will never get bored of this thriving city. Whether it’s for a long stay or a weekend getaway, you definitely won’t run out of things to do. From personal experience, Chicago is best enjoyed during the late summer/early fall when the weather is not too cold or not too hot. Perfect for long days of walking around, sightseeing and eating yummy food!

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