An aerial view of the Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline highlighting Grant and Millennium parks
Cityscape view from the Tilt attraction at 360 Chicago Observation Deck on North Michigan Avenue
The “Cloud Gate” sculpture, commonly known as “The Bean,” in Millennium Park
Chicago Gospel Music Festival performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
Sightseeing boat cruises at the downtown Chicago Riverwalk hub near the State Street bridge
City lights twinkling along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago
The famous Centennial Wheel towering over Navy Pier and Lake Michigan
The sprawling Museum Campus along the Lake Michigan shoreline
Stretching out to hear Chicago Blues Festival performances on the Grant Park lawn
Buckingham Fountain, more than seven meters tall, in the center of Grant Park
Chicago: A global city with iconic and unexpected experiences
Attractions in Chicago
This cosmopolitan playground is bursting with things to do. Sightseeing options range from Chicago icons like Millennium Park’s sculptures, fountains, gardens and event spaces to awe-inspiring architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan. Get above it all on The Ledge, a glass platform on the Skydeck at Willis Tower, or the 360 Chicago Observation Deck on North Michigan Avenue, where the TILT experience leans you out 300 meters above Michigan Avenue.
Take in the beautiful cityscape with a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk, where you can enjoy a waterside meal, sip a drink or set out on an architecture cruise on the Chicago River. Take the children to Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and Wrigley Field, three iconic and family-friendly attractions, or rent bikes and pedal along the 29-kilometer Lakefront Trail.
Tour the Neighborhoods in Chicago
Each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods offers a distinct experience. Ethnic and immigrant enclaves, such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Avondale, Andersonville, Pilsen and Lincoln Square, reflect the city’s multicultural influences, from German and Polish to Mexican and Chinese. Check out neighborhood bars and live music in Bucktown and Wicker Park. Uptown’s historic theaters, music halls and Art Deco buildings make it a cultural playground. The Loop is