Widely considered to be Chicago’s best beach, North Avenue is a popular place to go swimming and sunbathing with countless amenities to be found nearby.
One of the few surviving structures of the infamous Great Chicago Fire, the Chicago Water Tower is a symbol of the city’s resilience.
Named for Maggie Daley, the former first lady of the city, the park was re-imagined, redesigned and reopened in 2015.
Built in 1921, it boasts a breath-taking neo-baroque interior with its grand lobby and galleries being based on the Palace of Versailles.
One of the oldest zoos in North America, it was impressively founded in 1868 and now houses over 1,100 animals in total.
Remarkably the largest science museum in the Americas, the Museum of Science and Industry lies at the north end of Jackson Park.
The Field Museum of Natural History owes its existence to the World’s Fair that was held in Chicago in 1893.
The font is famous for its grand size and for the height of its spray, which can reach as high as 15 stories.
While the Lakefront Trail offers up some delightful views from below, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck boasts simply unbeatable views from up high.
No other feature better illustrates the character of Chicago than the waterway that runs through the city.
Long before it opened, Millennium Park had become notorious for delays and cost-overruns, missing its titular date by a wide margin.
As it is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the States, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago really is not to be missed.
The Skydeck offers of sweeping views of Lake Michigan and glimpses of the states of Michigan and Wisconsin beyond.
Another of Chicago’s must-visit sites is the incredible Navy Pier which juts into Lake Michigan and offers up all kinds of fun and family-friendly entertainment.
Stretching from Oak Street to the Chicago River, this gleaming section of Michigan Avenue is the place to go if you want to shop until you drop.