Sweet home Chicago! Not only is Chicago one of the most touristic places in the United States, but its natural beauty and charm attracts residents to engage in all that the city has to offer. Here is a list from USA Today 10 Best that states the Top 10 things to do in Chicago.
1. Visit Cloud Gate: “The Bean” in Millennium Park.
“The Bean” is a stainless steel sculpture in the shape of a bean that reflects the city of Chicago’s skyline. It is a major attraction in Chicago that most tourist put on their list to see.
2. Navy Pier.
This is a constant area for entertainment. From boat and carnival rides, museums, I-Max theaters, restaurants, and shops for souvenirs, Navy Pier is the place to be!
3. Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs.
If you are looking for something to do on a Friday night during the summer, look into going to a Cub’s game. Wrigley field is most famous for its ivy backdrop that was planted by Bill Veeck in 1937. Don’t forget to get a bag of peanuts, too!
4. Lincoln Park: Chicago’s green oasis.
This is Chicago’s largest public park that is on the north side of Chicago and faces Lake Michigan. It is named after the famous Abraham Lincoln. The park facilities include a zoo, baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a golf course, and much more!
5. Deep Dish Pizza.
Pizza is one of Chicago’s favorite food to eat. From my personal opinion, Lou Malnati’s is the #1 pizzeria in Chicago. Giordano’s comes in a close second place. If you are ever unsure of what kind of pizza you want to eat for dinner, ask people on the streets of Chicago, because the opinions by all will vary.
6. Division Street.
If you are of age, Division Street is one of Chicago’s main club strips, with hip bars and clubs lining much of the street from Lake Michigan west to Clark Street. Bootlegger’s and The Original Mothers are two hot spots that are common of Division Street that offer live music, dancing and drinks.
7. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
This is a historic hotel that Chicago has to offer to people looking for overnight stays. They are two multi- story buildings: the north tower (the new tower) and the south tower (the historic tower). It offers top of the line service and is available for wedding receptions!
This is a three day event that gathers all ages together to listen to their favorite bands and singers. It is one of Chicago’s main events that takes place every summer in Grant Park. It attracts people from all over the United States because it is a rare time to find all of these famous performers together in one venue.
The Willis Tower, commonly known as the Sears Tower, offers a Skydeck that is 1,353 feet above the ground. In more specific terms, it is on the 103rd floor of The Willis Tower. People are allowed to stand on the Skydeck and view the city from a panoramic view. Pictures are also allowed to be taken. Tourists love this!
10. Michigan Ave.
This is a street in Chicago that offers many shopping centers and many of Chicago’s main attractions: The Water Tower, Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park. During Christmas Time, Michigan Ave. is always glowing in lights and color. It is definitely a street that with meet your expectations!