Lives in Chicago, Illinois
Since Jan 2010
35-49 year old male
Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Theme Parks, Piers & Boardwalks
Observatories & Planetariums, Specialty Museums
This is one of the best ways to get an overview of the city and get a history lesson in the process.
This is called the "Magnificent Mile" ... This stretch of Chicago has almost any higher end store you would want for clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc. Walk both sides from the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River North to the John Hancock Center. You can also see the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire here "The Chicago Water Tower"
No need to go inside the building ... I added this as a stop along your Michigan Avenue walk. The outside of this building has stones from many of the great buildings of the world including the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal.
One of the more picturesque parks in the city. From the gardens to Cloud Gate and from the fountains on Michigan Avenue to the Free concerts on the stage this is truly one of the great gems of the city
This mirrored sculpture is not only beautiful to look at it is also fun. Great views of the city and the kids will be fascinated by it
Beauty and a show ... check the schedule for when the center water spout goes off it is quite the site.
If it is a clear day this is a great way to get another overview of the city. You can even walk out from the edge and look straight down through the glass
This is more for the kids than the adults. However, there are some boat cruises for the adults that make it worth the trip for adults. This is the home of the Chicago Children's Museum as well.
If you love meat this place is right up your alley.
I will say this ... pick one of the following museums ... you most likely will only have time for one since each will take you several hours to explore. The Field Museum is all about the Natural History of the Earth ... this is also where Sue the Dinosaur is located.
This building was part of the Chicago World's Fair Exposition in the 1893. So may really cool things to see here. Make sure to check out their website as several of the exhibits take an extra fee or ticket reservations ... plan ahead with this one. Some of my favorites are the U505 submarine and the gigantic model rail road as well as the space center.
If you like outer space then this is the place for you ... kids will love the star show
Again check their website for what included and what requires and extra ticket or reservation. The dolphin show is great but does require an extra fee. Everything under the ocean ... you can see it all here.
This is a great zoo and it is FREE ... lots to see and explore here
This is right next to the Lincoln Park Zoo ... if you like plants and flowers you should really see this place. If you like taking pictures of flowers don't forget your camera
Stephanie is amazing! This is one of the most popular restaurants in the city so plan ahead (several months even) and make a reservation. Don't expect to get a table without a reservation. However, they do keep a couple of tables available for walk-ins.