Amazing Places of Interest
- Art Institute of Chicago – This museum has hundreds of thousands of artworks on display. The collection is diverse and spans over thousands of years. Just a few examples are decorative arts, sculptures, photography, paintings, architectural drawings, prints, and textiles.
- The Magnificent Mile – In America, Michigan Avenue is considered one of the most beautiful of all boulevards. Stretching 1 mile, thus the name “The Magnificent Mile,” it offers you wonderful luxury shops, galleries, and boutiques.
- Navy Pier – When first opened in 1916, Navy Pier was a shipping facility and entertainment area. Today, it is a great place to visit for amusement. Spread over 50 acres are maintained gardens, as well as restaurants, shops, attractions, parks, and concert venues. Included are a 150-foot Ferris wheel, historic carousel, 3-D IMAX Theater, the Chicago Children’s Museum, year-round festivals, and more.
- Wrigley Field – No trip to Chicago would be complete without taking in a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. This stadium was built in 1914; today, it is the second-oldest ballpark used in major baseball, seating 39,000 fans.
- Shakespeare Theater – This theater is one of the permanent and main attractions at Navy Pier. Standing seven stories tall with walls made of glass, the theater boasts a 200-seat flexible black box section along with a 500-seat courtyard theater.
- Museum of Natural History – Founded in 1893 to put anthropological and biological collections on display, this museum is now much more. As part of the permanent collection are 20 million specimens and artifacts, as well as unique rotating exhibits throughout the year.
- Lyric Opera of Chicago – Since opening its doors in 1954, this opera house has remained one of the finest, not only in the United States but all over the world.
- Willis Tower SkyDeck – For an unbelievable view of the city, you want to add a trip to the SkyDeck to your list. This observation point is at the top of the 1,453-foot-tall Sears Tower. What makes this so incredible is the glass box complete with a glass floor that juts out over the city, giving you a direct view below.
Getting Around in Chicago
Chicago is a large city with a dense population, making driving, as well as hailing a cab, challenging. For your next trip to Chicago, a hired limousine driver can get you from one point of interest to another, making the adventure something all the more special to remember.Tags: Chicago travel, travel tips