Things to Do in Chicago

Chicago SeasideWhen you’re in Chicago, the question isn’t, “What is there to do?” The question is, “What will I do today?” You’ll need more than one day to tackle the full offerings of Chicago. Chicago is steeped in history, culture, and commercial and industrial growth, and is chock full of attractions, activities, restaurants, shops, and things to do. Here are just a few to get you started.

360 Observation Deck is located at 875 N Michigan Avenue on the 94th floor of the historic John Hancock Center in the heart of downtown Chicago. The observation deck is open Daily 9am–11pm, and offers stellar views of the Chicago skyline. And 360 Observation Deck is also the proud home of the all-new TILT, an exhilarating feature that will forever change the way visitors see Chicago. For more information about visiting and ticket prices, call 888-875-8439.

Grant Park is located at 337 E. Randolph St. Lovingly nick-named Chicago’s front yard, this park sprawls across a whopping 319-acres and encompasses Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. The park is open 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 312-742-3918.

Millennium Park is located at 201 East Randolph Street. Situated on 25 acres of Chicago’s most beloved green space, Millennium Park offers residents and visitors, alike, an array of art, architecture, and luxurious landscaping. Millennium Park is also the home of Cloud Gate, a massive, stainless steel structure that has become Chicago’s most recognized landmark. During the winter, enjoy ice-skating and an urban garden, and in the summer months enjoy concerts and water features. Admission is free, and the park is open 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. daily. For more information, call 312-742-1168.

Navy Pier is located at 600 E. Grand Ave. This 50-acre venue offers a variety of things to enjoy such as restaurants, shops, entertainment, and more. Ride a Ferris wheel, visit the children’s museum, take in a show at the Imax Theater or the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, or enjoy an array of special events.  For more information, call 312-595-5300.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 N State St.  The theatre itself is a spectacle to see with its elegant décor and lush furnishings. But however lavish this theatre may be, it’s the plays, shows, and performances that create its magnetic draw. A fast-paced turn of events creates a constant attraction of concerts, comedy, and myriad other artistic performances. For more information, call 312-462-6300.

Chicago EveningThe Chicago Symphony Center is located at 220 S Michigan Ave. Making music since 1819, the symphony center not only plays for guests, but is also a school, teaching the art of music. For more information, call 312-294-3000

The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E Washington Street.  The Chicago Cultural Center is one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. Music, dance, theater, exhibitions, and more are combined for an eclectic array of artistic creations. For more information, call 312-744-6630.

The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. The museum is open 9am – 5pm every day of the year, except Christmas. The Field Museum. founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago, inspires curiosity. The Field Museum has spent more than 120 years in pursuing scientific knowledge about the incredible world around us.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is located at 40 E Erie St. Richard H. Dreihaus converted the home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson, an impressive estate, into a museum in 2003 to showcase and celebrate architecture and design of the past. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and is closed most holidays, Entrance is $25 for adults, and lower for children, senior citizens, and students. For more information, call 312-482-8933.

Chicago is a hot bed of entertainment, nightlife, restaurants, shops, spas, and more that we haven’t even begun to touch on in this list of Things to Do in Chicago. When you’re in Chicago, you don’t ask yourself what there is to do, but instead begin to wonder what can I do first?

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