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Enjoy Chicago

1 May 2006  Lived in Chicago all my life
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

If your time is limited, there are a few sights that cant be missed.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Chicago
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Shedd Aquarium
    Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago offers several great museums, the Shedd is one of our best. It is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Make sure you have time to visit the Oceanarium and Wild Reef although there is an additional charge, they are well worth the price. . The Oceanarium overlooks Lake Michigan, giving it an fabulous view and open feel.

  • 2. Garrett's Popcorn Shop

    Decedent Treat ! This is some of the best caramel corn you will ever have in your life ( the cheese is good too- but the caramel is the best). Don't let the lines or price put you off, its worth the time and cost. They are located at 500 W Madison and 670 N. Michigan.

  • 3. Navy Pier
    Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

    My favorite place in the city. In the summer spend some time listening to Jazz or grab a beer and walk to the end of the pier. There are a few resturants, including Bubba Gumps, but they are generally overcrowded and not worth the wait.

  • 4. Water Tower Place
    Water Tower Place, Chicago, Illinois

    Water tower place will be able to address all your shopping needs. Not being a big shopper, Water tower's high rise mall concept works well for me. The mall includes Banana Republic, Marshall Fields, Lord & Taylor plus 98 other specialty stores. Its located on Chicago's magnificent mile (northern part of Michigan Avenue) so you are just a block away from other interesting shops like: Neiman Marcus,, Niketown , Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Apple (computer ) store.

  • 5. Signature Room at the 95th
    The Signature Room at the 95th, Chicago, Illinois

    Include a ride to the top of a Chicago Skyscraper as part of your stay, but don't head to the tourist filled observation floors. Instead, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Signature room; located on the 95th floor in the John Hancock building, the view is spectacular. Although the city lights are beautiful at night, I prefer to be seated prior to sunset, where I can enjoy a view of Lake Michigan. Ask for a table on the south side of the restaurant, offering both lake and city views.

  • 6. Millennium Park
    Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

    Perfect place for a walk after dinner, an evening outdoor concert or break between sight seeing. Make sure you see the Cloud Gate sculpture â aka the beanâ it is a polished sculpture that does a beautiful job reflecting the skyline. The crown fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of a reflecting pool. The towers project video images with faces of area residents. It is a good show and good place to sit for a while.

  • 7. The Fairmont Chicago
    Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

    Tucked away from the activity of Michigan Avenue it a great place to stay. Request a room with a view of the lake. It is centrally located, so its a short walk to most of the places I have listed here.