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Things to Do in Chicago – Fun in the Windy City

Things to Do in Chicago – Fun in the Windy City

As one of the most populous metropolis in the United States, Chicago has a lot for everyone to do whether young or old, married or single. Even if the trip is only a couple days long, that is long enough to pack a lot of fun into the experience and make it worth sharing with others.

For baseball fans, the Cubs at Wrigley Field have been an attraction since 1916 when the stadium was build. The stadium itself is a historical American landmark. This is the perfect place for a family outing, especially on Memorial Day. Around the stadium are numerous pubs and restaurants for refreshment.

Speaking of historical landmarks, Chicago is where skyscrapers began in America. The Chicago Architecture Foundation conducts many tours around Chicago. Some of the tours include boating and neighborhood walks. The Historic Skyscraper tour provides and introduction to the impressive architecture of the city. This tour in particular provides an orientation around the Loop.

The Loop is Chicago’s central business district. It is the busiest during the day. Countless restaurants offer patrons delicious lunches in nearly any type of cuisine sought. The prices of many places might be expected to be expensive, but in reality the prices are reasonable and easily affordable for out of town guests.

The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest collections of art in America. It would easily take a couple days to peruse the entire collection, after a few hours many patrons only get through the Photography Collection. The famous American Gothic piece is one of the most iconic and famous in the Art Institute.

Lake Michigan feels more like a European sea. Visitors can walk along the lakefront next to Millennium Park. Sight seers can take pictures of the dock and beautiful greenery around the Navy Pier. There is a 15 story Ferris Wheel as well as family friendly restaurants.

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