If you are planning a trip to Chicago, then you will know how many things there are to see and do there. If you want to make the most out of your trip however, then you need to go in with a solid plan, so that you have time to see everything without feeling rushed or frantic along the way.
This park is one of the most popular places to spend time outdoors. You can easily attend special events or look at some of the spectacular public art that is on display. A lot of people love to take a selfie in front of the Cloud Gate and they also like to visit the Lurie Gardens. If you’re lucky you may even be able to catch a free concert, or even go ice-skating at the McCormick Tribune during winter.
Art Institute of Chicago
This is one of the city’s most well-known cultural attractions. It is home to more than 300,000 pieces of art and you’ll even find that it has an on-site restaurant too. They cook a huge range of Italian and Mediterranean food, and they’re very highly rated. In the gallery, you can see A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, or you can even see the American Gothic painting by Grant Wood. That’s not all because there’s also a huge range of contemporary art and they even have temporary exhibitions.
Lincoln Park is home to a 35-acre zoo. More than 1000 animals call this their home and it is also one of the very few free zoos in the entire country. You’ll see African penguins, majestic cats and so much more. You can also go to see the McCormick Reptile House too, which is home to all kinds of amazing creatures. Of course, if you want to stay in Chicago when visiting Lincoln Park then Ramada by Wyndham Glendale Heights/Lombard is a great option.
East Garfield is one of the biggest conservatories in the US. It’s a giant greenhouse and it is
home to well over 600 different species of plant. A lot of them are not indigenous to the region too. It’s open all year round and they even have a Fern Room too! You’ll see cacti in the Desert Room and so many other natural treasures.
This location is home to one of the biggest collections of modern art in the US. It’s a museum that focuses on cutting-edge exhibitions and even programming too. You’ll see touring shows and you will also see that they have a restaurant in-house. This is the Marisol which is manned
by Jason Hammel.
The Magnificent Mile
If you can feel your credit card quickly burning a hole in your pocket, then it’s always a good idea for you to go and visit the Magnificent Mile. This is a long stretch of road that has a ton of department stores. There are luxurious retailers on there and it is also home to a few top-notch restaurants too.