Things to do in Chicago


Chicago is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, and there are many things to do and see. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Visit the Willis Tower - formerly known as the Sears Tower - and take in panoramic views of the city from the Skydeck.
  2. Take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile, a bustling shopping district that features high-end retailers and popular restaurants.
  3. Explore the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world's most renowned art museums. Admire works by Picasso, Monet, and Grant Wood, among others.
  4. Take a boat tour of the Chicago River, where you can learn about the city's history and architecture, including the famous "Chicago-style" skyscrapers.
  5. Visit Millennium Park and take a selfie with "The Bean," a reflective sculpture officially known as Cloud Gate.
  6. Watch a Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox game at one of the city's iconic ballparks - Wrigley Field or Guaranteed Rate Field.
  7. Visit Navy Pier, a popular tourist destination that offers restaurants, shops, and attractions such as the Centennial Wheel and Chicago Children's Museum.
  8. Take in a show at one of the city's many theaters, such as the iconic Chicago Theatre or the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
  9. Explore the historic and culturally diverse neighborhoods of Chicago, such as Chinatown, Little Italy, and Pilsen.
  10. Indulge in some of the city's famous food specialties, such as deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches.
These are just a few of the many things to do in Chicago. The city offers a wide range of attractions and activities that are sure to appeal to visitors of all ages and interests.
Chicago can be an exciting place, but because of crime, be aware of your surroundings at all times. Watch your purse and wallet and hold onto your child's hand.

I used to work in Chicago 30 years ago and had a lot of fun there. It's changed a bit since I was last there, but the pizza is still excellent!