5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerAug 6, 2019
It's a place good to visit every now and then. Love the architecture of its buildings especially along the river.
Dubbed the Windy City, this great American city is one of the world’s foremost centres for sport, music and modern art.
Located in the ‘Prairie State’ of Illinois, Chicago is the metropolitan giant of the Midwest and the third largest city in the States, standing tall and proud on the edge of Lake Michigan. Home of Willis Tower,, the nation’s tallest skyscraper, you can see the Great Lake and many of the other famous sights across the city from its viewing platform, which stands a dizzying 412 metres above ground.
One of the famous attractions you’ll be able to make out is Lincoln Park, a great place to spend many happy hours with beaches, sports grounds and landscaped gardens. To the south side of the park, you can pay a visit to the Chicago History Museum and find out more about the heritage of this legendary all-American city. In the heart of the park, meanwhile, take a stroll through the Lincoln Park Conservatory or explore the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is home to over a thousand animals. If this whets your appetite, head for Brookfield Zoo19 kilometres west of town, more than twice the size and home to dolphin displays, big cats and all kinds of primates.
In the downtown Loop district, head for Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile for some serious retail therapy, as well as to find plenty of great spots to eat and drink. To the south of the Magnificent Mile, you’ll find the Art Institute of Chicago, which plays host to a remarkable range of masterpieces from America and Europe, with works by Monet, Van Gogh and many other famous artists lining its walls. Nearby Millennium Park also makes a great place to while away some time with public art attracting the crowds – impressive open-air concerts are held here through the summer too.
Head for the South Loop to find Chicago’s Museum Campus, just a short journey from downtown by car or on the Chicago ‘L’ elevated subway, to look around the Field Museum where you’ll find a rich array of natural history exhibits, and the Museum of Science where you can see a mock coal mine and an aircraft among the showpieces.
Chicago has of course made a huge impact on American culture, with huge icons hailing from the great city. Go and see the Ernest Hemingway Museum and House where the famous author was born. In the elegant Oak Park district, you’ll find the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio where the great architect once lived. One of his greatest works Unity Temple stands nearby. As you return into town, take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory, a stunning urban garden with rare and exotic plants on display.
There are some attractions for which Chicago is world-famous. Head to Wrigley Field to take in a baseball game, or go and enjoy some blues at a historic venue like B.L.U.E.S. on Chicago’s north side or Kingston Mines near Lincoln Park. Check out Navy Pier with its great bars and restaurants. Perfect for relaxation during your tri
The heart of the Midwest’s glittering metropolis has many offerings, from shopping and dining to parks, museums and exciting contemporary public art.
4/5Very Good!(1 area review)
Bordered roughly by the surrounding elevated train circuit, this Chicago neighborhood has restaurants, galleries, parks and a giant silver bean.
A dazzling array of boutiques, luxury shops, famous department stores and pleasant cafés, where shopaholics can lose themselves for hours.
Enjoy upscale shopping, varied dining experiences and waterfront walks at this affluent suburb set on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Both a neighborhood and a park, this northern Chicago area has gorgeous scenery, residential streets lined with stately homes and extensive shopping and dining.
South of downtown Chicago, this neighborhood features cultural activities, sports and convention centers and a great dining and nightlife scene.
Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020
A waterfront entertainment strip with fun diversions for both young and old, with shops, restaurants and even a Ferris wheel.
Chicago’s world-renowned baseball ground, Wrigley Field is an iconic stadium where you can learn about the all-American sport and even catch a game.
One of Chicago’s main focal points, where locals and visitors flock to see the striking art, architecture and landscape on show.
Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.
The Skydeck at Willis Tower offers the best place in Chicago for a bird’s eye view across the breadth of the city and Lake Michigan.
From ancient masterpieces to eclectic modern art, uncover a treasure trove of works from all over the world and throughout history.
At 360 CHICAGO, the guest experience begins at the ground floor with a museum-style exhibition celebrating Chicago’s history and nine of its culturally rich neighborhoods.
Explore Chicago's seedy underworld on this guided bus tour of its most famous gangsters and mobsters. Investigate the former haunts of legends like Al Capone, The Untouchables, and John Dillinger as you explore the sites of major crimes, violent deaths, and shocking trials on this guided excursion.
Enjoy huge savings on admission to Chicago's must-see attractions with CityPASS tickets. Take your time and enjoy each attraction, with up to 9 consecutive days to use your tickets.
Take in the view from the sky-high heights of the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States. From the 103rd floor, look out over 4 states and the Windy City's urban sprawl, and then test your vertigo on a glass balcony to peer down at the streets and skyscrapers of Chicago beneath your feet.
Equal parts boat and buildings, this river cruise gives you a from-the-water perspective of Chicago skyline and up-close views of its most iconic structures. Board an open-roofed vessel and float with the current as an architecture expert shares the fascinating history behind the Windy City's most renowned buildings.
Visit: Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9613 Sprawled out over 35 acres, the Volo Auto Museum is home to over 33 exhibits and display attractions including a camper museum, military museum, train tours, cars of the rich and famous, a Batmobile collection, muscle cars, classic cars, vintage bicycles, and much more.
Verified travelerJun 19, 2019
Downtown Chicago had several homeless and crazy people just like any big city. Just be aware of your surroundings and don’t go too far from the touristy parts of the city.
Whether it’s hip-hop, gospel, jazz or rock, Chicago’s contributed to the best of each genre. This playlist pays tribute to the great musical heritage of the White City.
Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.
For true crime fans, there’s nothing quite like standing in the spot of an infamous murder or strolling the streets once stalked by serial killers.