WINDY CITY BUCKET LIST:
Devour a slice of deep dish pizza
You won't have the complete chicago experience without having a slice of deep dish pizza; head to the nearest Giordano's or Lou Malnati's
Catch a cubs game at Wrigleyville
Wrigley Field is a Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two MLB franchises.
Double Decker Bus Tour:
Discover Chicago's iconic landmarks on a bus tour. This is the perfect introduction to the city, with incredible photo opportunities of famous landmarks from the top deck.
Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, located in the Streeterville neighborhood. Catch a ride on the famous ferris wheel or eat some of the amazing food while strolling along the pier. Navy Pier is a great spot to spend some time on your trip to the city.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park is Chicago's largest park. It is home to the fourth oldest zoo in the North America, Lincoln Park Zoo. The Zoological Gardens is a 35-acre zoo, and is one of a few free admission zoos in the United State.
The Chicago Riverwalk is a multi-use public space located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in Chicago, extending from Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive. Grab drinks, watch the boats, or just stroll down and enjoy the amazing views the riverwalk has to offer.
It is worth every moment spent at the Hyde Park Chicago neighborhood, which is bursting with restaurants, coffee shops, and bookstores. The all-new 53rd Street corridor is a must-visit for some entertainment, shopping fun or dining options. Check out The University of Chicago or the Science and Industry Museum. This area is filled with fun and endless things to do.
Take on the city from above at Willis Tower:
Make sure to grab a ticket and go out on the ledge of the Willis Tower. 103 floors up, the former Sears Tower offers clear observation boxes & views extending to four states.
Eat a chicago style hotdog at Portillos:
Order a hotdog and get a cake shake from the famous Portillo's, you won't regret it.
Go shopping on Michigan Ave + Explore the Magnificent Mile:
The Magnificent Mile, is one of the great avenues of the world. It is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and is an international tourism destination, The Magnificent Mile is one of the most vibrant and successful commercial, residential, cultural and tourist areas in the world.
Chicago Architecture Tour:
Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you choose to explore downtown or one of the city’s many distinct and charming neighborhoods, there is a tour for everyone. They will guide you by boat, bus, train or on foot and share the stories behind the buildings.
Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. Tickets start at $51.96 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $55.74 (plus tax) for evening cruise, Please note, prices are subject to change.
MEET AT- Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance, 112 E. Wacker Dr.
Take a selfie at the Bean (cloud gate):
Great gathering spot for Chicagoans and visitors to the City. The “Bean” is a lot of fun to look at, walk through, pose with for pictures and hang out around. It has become an iconic symbol of Chicago and so you have to go visit when in the area. This public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, cost 23 million dollars and is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink.