Things to Do in Chicago During Fall
From great architecture to renowned museums and amazing concerts, Chicago, one of the largest city in the United States, is known by the entire world for its variety of attractions that make the Windy City a great touristic destination.
Not to mention that Chicago is an important financial, commercial, industrial and business hub around the globe, not to mention its importance in the technology world, for telecommunications and transportation – the Windy City is the house the second busiest airport worldwide – O’Hare International Airport.
One thing is for sure: there is nothing like fall in the Windy City. So, if you are going to visit Chicago, here are some interesting attractions to check in the White City!
This place is simply a piece of history not only for Chicago and the U.S. but for the entire sports world. This is the place where the well-known baseball team, the Cubs, played their first game on April 20, 1916. Wrigley Field was built in 1914 for Chicago Whales, the Federal league baseball team, under the name Weeghman Park.
This place has an interesting history. As William Wrigley Jr., the famous American chewing gum industrialist acquired control of the Cubs baseball team by the end of 1921, the field received the name Cubs Park unit 1926 when it became Wrigley Field.
Catching a game on this are would make your trip to Chicago really special. But This amazing place has more than that to offer to its visitors, besides history and sports, such as great food, beer, and concerts. Yes, concerts, especially during fall.
Nowadays, Wrigley Field is known as the second oldest active league ballpark, the first one being Fenway Park. It is also known as the only Federal League park.
Willis Tower, also known as Sears Tower, the amazing 108-story (450 foot) skyscraper, is a real American icon. Your trip to Chicago is not complete without a visit to the Willis Tower, as it offers you the chance admire the breathtaking image of the Windy City from its great observation deck – Skydeck. Explore Chicago like never before and take a look at Chicago from the 103rd floor, of course, if you are not afraid of heights. Skydeck hosts over one million peoples every year, which makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago.
Willis Tower has an amazing history and nowadays is one of the largest business building in the entire world. Over 2,000 construction workers worked for more than three years to complete the standout building.
Parks, gardens, restaurants, family friendly attractions, shop, theaters, bars and many other entertainment destinations are all located on the Lake Michigan shore, in the Navy Pier, the first touristic attraction in Chicago as it gathers nearly nine million visitors every year.
Take a look into Chicago history and visit the Navy Pier, opened in 1916 under the name Municipal Pier as a freight center, passenger traffic and also recreation.
Today, Navy Pier offers an eclectic experience to its visitors and. You can explore, learn, shop, eat, drink, play, listen to live music and relax, everything in one, single, fantastic place that celebrates Chicago’s energy and good vibe.
Take your time to visit the Navy Pier and complete your Chicago experience.
Also known as “The Bean” for its unusual shape, Cloud Gate is a fascinating sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor, an Indian-born British sculptor. Sometimes hard to understand, the stainless sculpture is Chicago’s most photographed attraction and a perfect place to take a selfie that concentrates a part of the beautiful city and the sky in its mirror-like surface.
A fun fact is that the tourists always touch the reflective surface of the sculpture, and cleaners have to clean it twice a day in order to keep it perfectly shiny.
Inspired by liquid mercury, The Bean received negative feedback at the beginning, as it wasn’t finished at the moment it was unveiled. But since 2006, the famous sculpture gained popularity across the world.
It is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, in Millennium Park.
Art Institute of Chicago
Located in the wll known Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most famous art museums in the United States, hosting around 1,5 visitors every year. Founded in 1879, the Art Institute offers a great experience to its visitors, as it hosts an impressive collection of works of art – nearly 300,000.
The history of human expression from cultures around the entire world is comprised in one single place – at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The museum houses an impressive collection of Western paintings. It is also a family friendly destination as the miniature rooms are a delight for the little ones.
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