Chicago

Illinois
The Windy City

As a conglomerate of culture, die-hard sports fans and incredible food, Chicago is one city that you’re going to want to check off that bucket list.  The city sits on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and is known for being a melting pot for culture and the diversity of its neighborhoods (77 of them in total).

Chicago is a city of firsts. From having the nation’s first skyscraper, to the start of Historic “Route 66,” it’s no secret that Chicago has a unique history. It is also full of 26 miles of lakefront, 36 annual parades, and 552 parks.

With its megawatt downtown and world-famous attractions, it’s not surprising to see the Windy City listed as a popular destination. Navy Pier, once a shipping and military training facility, is now a major tourist draw with 50 acres of promenades, shops, eateries and amusements. Shoreline Sightseeing operates nine touring boats and 11 water taxis that offer guided skyline tours, fireworks cruises, and special events such as Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises. Then, of course, there’s Michigan Avenue, Shedd Aquarium, Millennial Park, the Field Museum of Natural History and much more.

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Navy Pier
once a shipping and military training facility, is now a major tourist draw with 50 acres of promenades, shops, eateries, and amusements.
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Wrigley Field
Home of the 2016 World Series Champions, The Chicago Cubs, this legendary field is the second oldest ballpark in major league baseball. This must see Chicago attraction is a great place to catch a game, or attend a tour.
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Millennium Park
A visit to Chicago is not complete without a stroll through Millennium Park. With 25 acres of landscape, and iconic public art (it's home to the famous "Bean"), visitors can check out live music in the summer and ice skate in the winter.
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The Art Institute of Chicago
With over 300,000 works of art that range from ancient through modern day pieces, The Art Institute of Chicago continues to grow and change exponentially with the goal of collecting, preserving, and interpreting works of art of the highest quality from around the globe.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Frank Lloyd Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909—the first 20 years of his career. Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, experimenting with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy.
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Maggie Daley Park
The former Daley Bicentennial Plaza site has been transformed into Maggie Daley Park, a magnificent lakefront recreation center featuring an ice skating rink ribbon, climbing walls, and a children's playground.
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Acanto
18 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 578-0763
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Everest Restaurant
440 South La Salle St Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
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Frontera Grill
445 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
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Howells and Hood
435 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310
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Spiaggia Restaurant
980 North Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2750
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Terzo Piano
159 E Monroe St Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-8650
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The Girl and the Goat
809 W. Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
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Taste of Chicago
Air and Water Show
Nearest Airport
O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Coordinates
41.8781, -87.6298
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