Chicago Activities

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When visiting the great city of Chicago, you can easily become overwhelmed with all the attractions and activities to choose from.

That's why we put together this succinct list of the very best Chicago activities to help you plan your itinerary, and order tickets if needed, before you get there so you can maximize your time in Chicago.

This list was compiled by people who have lived in Chicagoland for over 20 years. See the photo above? That's me and a friend on a Chicago Segway Tour, one of our favorite ways to see the city.

If a Segway tour in Chicago isn't for you, try any of the activities or attractions below. All come highly recommended.

Dinosaur Sue The Field Museum
If you want to see Sue, the world's largest, most complete and undoubtedly the most famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, you must visit The Field Museum. What an amazing sight!
Shedd Aquarium Shedd Aquarium
A Chicago icon and a leader in the zoo and aquarium profession for more than three-quarters of a century, don't miss Shedd Aquarium, home of the Beluga Whales.
Millenium Park Millenium Park
Since its opening in July 2004, Millenium Park has hosted millions of people, making it one of the most popular destinations in Chicago. See the hugely popular Cloud Gate sculpture, known to locals as "The Bean."
Bald Eagle Lincoln Park Zoo
Located on the north side of Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo has been a natural, free oasis for animal lovers for years. It's easy to forget that you are in a big city when surrounded by tropical rainforests and spacious savannas filled with awe-inspiring animals, including silver back gorillas and bald eagles.
Sears Tower Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower)
Standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, Willis Tower is the tallest building in North America and the third tallest building in the world. When looking at the Chicago skyline from afar, Willis Tower is easy to identify because it towers over every other building. You have not seen Chicago until you have seen it from the Sears Tower Skydeck. Simply breathtaking.
Chicago Dinner Cruise Dinner Cruises
Imagine celebrating a special occasion like Mother's Day or an anniversary on a Chicago Dinner Cruise. Or if you happen to be in town at the time, how about watching the July 4th fireworks or the Air and Water Show from one of these spectacular boats?
Navy Pier Navy Pier
Chicago's Navy Pier features over 50 acres of shops, restaurants, attractions, tour & dining ships, theatres and museums. Probably the most famous attraction there is the gigantic ferris wheel overlooking Lake Michigan.
Adler Planetarium Adler Planetarium
One of the most popular Chicago activities is to visit Adler Planetarium where you can participate in several interactive exhibits, including looking through a telescope.
Chicago Art Institute Chicago Art Institute
The Chicago Art Institute is most famous for its collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and American paintings, including works by Monet and Renoir.
Chicago Trolley Car Chicago Trolley Rides
Jump on a Chicago Trolley Ride for an entertaining & informative tour as well as convenient, low-cost transportation to the city's most sought after shopping, dining, activities and attractions. Find details here along with other tour options, organized by season.
Chicago Segway Tour Chicago Segway Tour
Have you ever wanted to go on a Chicago Segway Tour? Spring, summer or fall are the perfect seasons. That is me on the right. Read about my experience here.
Hancock Observatory Hancock Observatory
Check out this view from the Hancock Observatory. The unique open air skywalk takes you right up the the edge, 94 stories above the Magnificent Mile.
Getting To Chicago Buy Discount Tickets
Now that you have learned about the most popular Chicago activities and attractions, want to find out the cheapest way to experience them first hand? Click here to learn how to buy Chicago Activity Discount Tickets.

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Some of the best hotels in the area are listed here as well as information on vacation home and condominium rentals. You can really put on a great party in Chicago at any one of these establishments.
Best Chicago Restaurants Best Chicago Restaurants
We have personally visited most of the restaurants on this list. From Giordano's, home of the deep dish pizza, to the quirky atmosphere at Bucca Di Beppo, find honest restaurant reviews here.
Chicago Theater Chicago Theaters
Chicago is known for its bustling downtown theater district. Find tickets and learn about venues including the Chicago Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre and the Drury Lane Theatre.
Chicago Trolley Chicago Sightseeing Tours
Taking an organized tour around the city is a great way to relax and be educated at the same time. The tours are organized by season to make it easier to match them to your travel schedule. Coming in the Winter? How about a horse-drawn carriage ride?

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