So much to see and do in one of the largest cities in the US, you won’t be disappointed!

1. Shop the Magnificent Mile

No trip is complete without great shopping, and The Magnificent Mile hosts some of the best. Strut 13 blocks filled with more than 460 different merchants, and make sure to stop by the iconic Water Tower Place. This historic district will give you numerous options to make your trip unforgettable.


2. Enjoy the performing arts

The theatres of Chicago aren’t only mesmerising on the outside but the inside as well. Catch a show at a Tony Award-winning theatre, laugh till your sides hurt at an improv comedy club or engulf yourself in a Broadway hit. With over 200 theatres throughout Chicago’s historic downtown and neighbourhoods, there’s a seat waiting for you.

3. Dive into a museum

Stay inspired and learn something new. Witness one of the top-rated museums in the world, the Art Institute, or one of the largest collections of natural history exhibits at The Field Museum. Ponder the universe at the Adler Planetarium, home to three full-sized theatres and two full-sized planetariums.

4. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk

Surrounded by jaw-dropping Chicago architecture, the Riverwalk winds through the city, making it a great place to take in historical landmarks and cityscape. Take a riverboat tour of the city before strolling along the water and ending up at the most travelled-to destination in the Midwestern United States, Navy Pier.

5. Taste culinary excellence

It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual diner or a foodie, Chicago has something for everyone. As soon as you get off the plane, enjoy countless options from celebrity chefs to a diverse ethnic food scene that ranges from Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to Michelin-starred restaurants.

6. Experience Millennium Park

Nestled within the impressive downtown skyline is Millennium Park. Lay out on the grass and observe the movement of the city, view breathtaking outdoor art like Cloud Gate (The Bean) or plan your trip around an open-air concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

7. Discover the neighbourhoods

77 vibrant neighbourhoods give you plenty of places to eat, shop and sightsee. Plan to visit Wicker Park/Bucktown, Logan Square or Pilsen for street art, diverse culture and delicious cuisine. Wander through the Lincoln Park Zoo, or take in over 26 miles of gorgeous lakefront.


With its impressive array of world-class museums and cultural attractions, Chicago is sure to be your ‘Kind of Town’. Read on for our suggestions to make the most out of your trip to the ‘City of the Big Shoulders’.

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