Best Things to Do in Chicago
Chicago has everything you'd expect from a major world class city. It is full of museums, vibrant shopping districts and many nightlife venues. If you are going to visit Chicago here is a list of some of the best things to do in Chicago. With Smart Destinations Pass you can save 40% on all Chicage attractions. Try using promo code for Smart Destinations to save even more.
Millennium Park - a first-time visit to Chicago is a complete without this stop at Millennium Park. Make sure you visit the Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate better known as "The Bean". Also stroll through the Lurie Garden or the Boeing Galleries open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain - Often referred to as Chicago's front yard a beautiful park where you will find many popular things to do including the Shedd Aquarium. in the heart of Grant Park is Buckingham Fountain one of the largest fountains in the world. Open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
The Field Museum - This extensive natural history Museum occupies half an acre of grant parks Museum. It houses artifacts which include some from the Indiana Jones movies much about Egypt. It also houses the largest Tyrannosaurus tracks ever discovered. Open 9 AM to 5 PM and general admission is $18.
Wrigley Field - Chicagoans love their sports so head to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play.
Art Institute of Chicago - Home to one of the most impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. There are 300,000 works from all over thde world. Open 10:30 AM to 5 PM and general admission is $23.
Willis Tower Skydeck - Visited by more than 1 million people every year the Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and boasts breathtaking views of the city. Open from 10 to 8 PM and general mission is $19.
Chicago Architecture Cruise - To learn about Chicago's sky high buildings tagalong on an architecture tour. The Chicago Architecture foundation operates numerous tours each lasting roughly 90 minutes and cost is $38 per person.
The Magnificent Mile - This stretch of Michigan Avenue is the best shopping in Chicago.
360 Chicago - One of Chicago's most notable attractions in the skyline and the best place to experience it as at 360 Chicago known previously as the John Hancock Observatory. It looms 1000 feet over Magnificent Mile and boasts expansive views of the city. Open 9 AM to 11 PM $18 admission.
Museum of Science and Industry - this museum showcases 35,000 artifacts and resides in the 14 acre former Palace of Fine Arts. Open from 9:30 AM to 4 PM $18 admission.
Navy Pier - Extending out into Lake Michigan the Navy Peer offers plenty of entertainment. From Ferris wheels to miniature golf to a fun house maze or the Children's Museum it's a great place for families. Open from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Lincoln Park Zoo - Referred to by many as Chicago's most beloved treasure the zoo is home to dozens of species of animals. Open from 10 AM to 5 PM and admission is free.
Chicago Theatre - Illuminating North State Street this theater opened in 1921 and is hosted Duke Ellington, Diana Ross and Lewis Black. Modeled after French Baroque and the Paris Opera. Showtimes vary and admission is $12.
Shedd Aquarium - This aquarium is one of the world's largest indoor aquariums housing 32,000 aquatic creatures. General mission is $8 and open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.