With so many things to do in Chicago, creating the perfect itinerary can seem daunting. Luckily, there are plenty of tried-and-true favorites. Below are 10 top attractions visitors can’t get enough of.
- Millennium Park
Snap a selfie in front of Cloud Gate (aka the Bean).millenniumpark.org
Tip: Traveling between May and September? Join a guided walk around Lurie Garden.
- Chicago Cultural Center
Take in a free concert beneath the magnificent Tiffany-stained glass dome.chicago.gov
- Willis Tower Skydeck
Step into a glass box 1,353 feet above the city.theskydeck.com
- The Second City
Catch a show at the theater where Bill Murray and Tina Fey got their start.secondcity.com
- Wrigley Field
Watch baseball at one of the oldest ballparks in America.mlb.com/cubs/ballpark
- The Art Institute of Chicago
Browse classic paintings like Grant Wood's American Gothic.artic.edu
Tip: To see contemporary works, visit the museum’s Modern Wing.
- Goose Island Fulton Street Brewery
Learn how beer is brewed, then sip samples in the taproom.gooseisland.com/fulton-brewery
Tip: Ask your bartender for the Bourbon County Stout, a favorite among beer fans.
- The Magnificent Mile
Dine and shop on downtown Michigan Avenue.themagnificentmile.com
- The Field Museum
Explore dinosaur bones, ancient artifacts, and the latest scientific discoveries.fieldmuseum.org
- Navy Pier
Ride the iconic, year-round Centennial Wheel.navypier.org