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Chicago Travel Guide: Must Stops for Those in the Windy City

By Edited Mar 11, 2016 1 0

Chicago is a city found in Illinois and has nearly 3 million residents, making it the third most populous city in the U.S. The 'Windy City' is a great spot for a vacation.  Here are just a few of the attractions that will make your stay enjoyable. 

Wrigley Field:

This is an old style baseball park with an amazing ambiance, beautiful
walls and plenty of charm. It's surrounded by excellent restaurants and bars preferred by most of the locals. The Cubby Bear in the park has live music events taking place most days and the stadium plays host to the Chicago Cubs. Most games are played during the day, but lights were added just a few years ago and night games at the old ball park are something special to behold.

Shedd Aquarium:

The aquarium has the Caribbean Reef, a 95,000-gallon tank filled with
sharks, stingrays, eels and tropical fish. Thousands of different marine animals from lakes, rivers, oceans and seas from all across the globe are kept on display, including some species from the Amazon River. The aquarium also has some of the most amazing living things on Earth such as huge spiders, toxic frogs, anaconda and piranhas. The Oceanarium in the aquarium is a home to otters, sea stars, dolphins, and different species of whales. The aquarium has also the Wild Reef, home to several types of sharks and a living coral reef.

Sears Tower Skydeck:

The Sears Tower, now the Willis Tower, is one of the tallest buildings in the
world. It offers the most amazing views of the city. From the skydeck of the building, it's possible to see four different States. (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana). It has been renovated in recent years and powerful telescopes, multi-language kiosks, interactive history exhibits have all been added to give visitors a better feel for the city and its surrounding area.

Navy Pier.

This was originally a recreational and military shipping facility. It has the
19-arc Gateway Park with a computerized water fountain. The Family Pavilion in
the Navy Pier is a home to Chicago Children's Museum, The Crystal Garden, and the
IMAX Theater.


This part of Chicago is great for the family with plenty to do with the kids, but it also has some of the best restaurants, live music, and night life the city has to offer.

Millennium Park.

This is becoming a recognizable icon in Chicago. It's connected to the Daley
Bicentennial Plaza by the 920-foot-long BP Bridge. The bridge is high enough
for people to have great views of the surrounding areas. The park is home of The Jay
Pritzker Pavilion which hosts music events such as the Grant Park Music
Festival and the Gospel Fest. The Lurie Garden in the park has breathtaking
features such as the Extrusion Plaza, Shoulder Hedge, Light and Dark Plate
and West Hedge, making this a great stop for those looking to add some culture to their life. 



With so many attractions and things to keep everyone in the family entertained, Chicago is a great stop for your next family vacation and one of those cities you will visit again and again. 





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