Top 7 Travel

Chicago Sights: Top 7 Things to See and Do in Chicago

Posted on 6 May 2014 by Mitch Wilson

Categories: Chicago

Topics: Attractions

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Top 7 Places to Visit in Chicago

Places You don't want to miss if you are visiting Chicago

When you are in Chicago there are so many things to see it is tough to narrow it down but you don’t have to worry about that, we are all over it for you. While what some see as a can’t miss, are more about the hype than the substance, these are things you want to see if you visit Chicago.

7) Wrigley Field and/or Soldier Field- While these stadiums host different sports and they take place at different times of year, they are both iconic in their own right but heck, I didn’t want to waste two place on stadiums that might or might not be in operation when you are in the windy city.

6) Shedd Aquarium- Most major cities have aquariums these days and most have unique things but a few things you can do at the Shedd that are offered to members (and memberships are way reasonable and include a lot) are the Penguin Encounter and the Beluga encounter where you can touch and interact directly with them. Pretty cool and not all that common.

5) The Bean- The Bean is actually called Cloud Gate and it’s by Anish Kapoor and it is one of the most visited places in Chicago. While it isn’t a place where you will spend the day, it is without a doubt something you won’t want to miss.

4) Lincoln Park Zoo- As far as Zoos go Lincoln Park Zoo is a pretty decent one but the nice thing is it is 100 percent free and has a great Gorilla House, Penguin House, Rhinos, Bears and much more.

3) The Lake Front Path-Whether you are a runner, a biker, or just want to go for a really nice walk Chicago’s path along Lake Michigan is one of the cooler places to do those things. Hundreds of thousands of people use the path daily so make sure you are considerate and use just common sense in regard to safety.

2) Michigan Avenue-Whether you are a shopper or not the Magnificent Mile is something you have to see. Personally I think Michigan Avenue is what they had in mind when they came up with the idea of having a city in the first place. Looking for a gift or something for yourself, you can find it on Michigan Avenue.

1) Willis Tower (Sears Tower)-People who live in Chicago will never get used to calling it the Willis Tower but regardless it is still the same building and still one of the tallest on the world. The Skydeck now features the ledge which is an entirely glass chamber with nothing separating you fro the ground but a glass floor. 

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