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Expert Picks for Your Chicago Vacation

If you’re planning a trip to Chicago, you’ll want to hit the right spots. However, as it’s such a big city, it can be hard to know just where to go. And, as there’s too much to see, as is, it just means you’ll have to save a few attractions for the next one.

Here are a few of the best places to go when you’re visiting Chicago. From arts and music to nature and dining, you’re bound to have an action-packed couple of days. Don’t be surprised if you book your next stay upon leaving!

Millennium Park

It’d be a shame to go to Chicago and not visit Millennium Park. Situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago, Millennium Park is a great place to spend the day, with family, friends, or even alone.

You can relax on the steps by Crown Fountain or let kids take a splash in the water, as you gaze upon local Chicago faces on the fountain’s screen, or take in a performance, whether it’s music, dance, or film. (Check the events calendar for those.) You can even just walk around—explore the beauty and architecture.

Deep Dish Pizza

Giordano’s, Gino’s Pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s—make sure to grab a deep-dish pizza pie while you’re on vacation in Chicago. All that thick, doughy crust and gooey, rich cheese are sure to stick to your bones, so head on inside with a hearty appetite.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Immerse yourself in Chicago’s artistic culture at The Art Institute of Chicago. There are so many exhibits to choose from that you could literally spend hours inside, exploring each room. There are even educational opportunities and events, so be sure to frequent the online calendar to check for updates.

Not into museums? Try the theater. There are plenty of performances, musicals, and comedy shows to choose from in Chicago.

Architectural Boat Tour

Head towards the River Walk and hop on an architectural boat cruise for a guided tour out on the water. You’ll be able to explore Chicago’s beauty and get a history lesson, so you can better connect to the city and its culture. When you’re done, and have likely worked up an appetite, dine in one of the spots along the River Walk, such as City Winery.

Navy Pier

If you want to feel like you’re on vacation, go to Navy Pier for a full day’s worth of games, rides, dining, and more. There’s so much going on at Navy Pier, and there are attractions for people of all ages. You can also check the calendar for upcoming events on weekends, as well. Don’t forget to leave without riding the legendary Ferris wheel!

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