Sights And Tours of Chicago

September 28, 2021

The Windy City has many secrets up its sleeves, from fantastic restaurants to unique exhibits, but the most surprising of all is all of the tremendous stops you can make within the city: without running out of fun things to do.  Although every visit to Chicago is different, and you could not have the same trip twice if you tried to, there are still some top contenders when it comes to sights to see.

Below, you will find the most fun places to tour in Chicago, as well as the reasons why they are so popular.

Field Museum

The Field Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums of its type in the world. This is a popular facility not only for its size and numerous exhibitions (which call in over two million visitors every year), but also for the educational programs and projects that people take part in. People rave about everything from dinosaur skeletons to the ancient Egyptian remains that can be found here.

Navy Pier

If you want it to always feel like a fun summer night, even in the fall: visit Navy Pier! This space takes up 50 acres of land, which is home to parks, gardens, family attractions, shops, restaurants, and exhibitions that you can stop and enjoy. You could spend multiple days exploring and enjoying the pier without running out of things to do. The only thing that could make this space better would be Chicago apartments for rent on it so that you don’t have to leave!

Millennium Park

You may have heard about The Bean in Chicago, but what people are actually discussing is Cloud Gate. This mirrored bean-shaped sculpture is known worldwide and is a popular place for people to stop and take pictures.  Sitting in Millennium park, it is not the only attraction here! In the winter, you can find an open skating rink, and in the summer, you can enjoy live theater and art. This is a living space that changes every day; you will want to come back often.

Shedd Aquarium

This indoor public aquarium will be a hundred years old in 2030 and has lived a long and interesting life. Although, it is no longer quite as extraordinary, it was once the largest aquarium in the world. Now it lives on the waterfront, has beautiful architecture making it look like it is part of the water itself, and offers a space where you can go to learn more about the natural world. Home to over 32,000 animals, this aquarium focuses on conservation and the respect of wildlife.  You can be entertained and educated within the same tour.

Museum Of Science And Industry

If you are in Chicago and see a building that looks like it belongs in Ancient Greece: do not be surprised! The Museum of Science and Industry sits on the water and looks like an ancient building with many columns and a pure white exterior. Within its walls, you can learn about everything from how sciences have changed throughout the years (including a full-size replica of a coal mine) to the history of this country and those it is learned from.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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