5 Things to do in Chicago, Illinois

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What are your current travel plans?  Is Chicago on your travel list?  Here are 5 fun things to do in Chicago, Illinois.

1. John Hancock Center (360 Chicago)

This is one of the tallest buildings in America and also, one of the fastest elevators in the world!  It will only take you 38 seconds to get to the 94th-floor observatory where you can see the entire city of Chicago.  This is an amazing experience.

2. Willis Tower – Skydeck

Willis Tower is the twelfth-tallest building in the world; it is the second tallest building in North America and the Western Hemisphere, standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall.  The view is amazing!  From the Willis Tower yuo can see up to four different states!  So cool!

3. Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is an astronomy and astrophysics museum.  This is a great place for space lovers!  This also happens to be where you will find America’s first planetarium.

4. Navy Pier

Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s top attractions.  It is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan.  Here you can ride rides, play games, eat good food and take in the beautiful view.  Make sure you ride the Centennial Wheel and in the summer catch the firework show!

5. Chicago Theater

The Chicago Theatre is a legendary venue in the heart of Chicago.  You can book a tour of this amazing venue or go see a show!  Maybe both!

Tips on Visiting Chicago

CHI’s Alejandra Ortiz recently took a trip to Chicago and shared few travel tips to keep in mind before you visit the Windy City.
“If you want to tour around the city get a Go City Card. There are plenty options on how to use it, but I chose the one that gave me 3 attractions for $79. You get to choose 3 out of 25 attractions in Chicago. My advice would be to get this and visit the most expensive ones of course! Also, organized tours can be great but for Chicago, I highly recommend taking some time and walking around the city.  Either a half day or a full day. You will see so much! Visit the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. This is a great place to sit and have a Chicago Hot dog and just enjoy the view.”
Alejandra and the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park

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