Welcome to the Windy City
Do you have an upcoming trip or vacation to the Windy City of Chicago? If you do then read this list of some of the best things to do while you are in Chicago.
Visit the Skydeck in Willis (formerly the Sears Tower) Tower
No trip to Chicago is complete without a ride up to the iconic Willis Tower (The Sears Tower). This giant skyscraper is the tallest building in the Northern Hemisphere. This mammoth of a building stands at 1450 Feet (441.96 meters) and 110 Stories Tall and is easily a Must Do for anyone traveling to the Windy City.
Walk on Air in the Skydeck – Willis Tower
Don’t Look Down!
At 1,353 Feet straight down (412.39 meters) this is one of the coolest parts of visiting the Skydeck in the Willis Tower. Not only do you get a great vertical view of nothing below you, you also get one of the best views in the house. Tickets for the Skydeck are $17.50 for Adults and $11.00 for Youth ages, 3 to 11. This is one part of Chicago you don’t want to miss – it’s worth every penny.
Watch a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field
The Second Oldest Ballpark
For some, a visit to the historic Wrigley Field is easily a must do for anyone traveling to Chicago. Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and was originally named as Weeghman Park. Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916 and is the USA’s second oldest Ballpark second to Fenway Park. There is a lot of history here and Wrigley Field is worth visiting even if you are not a Baseball Fan.
Watch a White Sox Game at US Cellular Field
Maybe You’re not a Cubs Fan?
If that’s the case then you can always go to a Chicago White Sox game at the US Cellular Stadium in South Chicago. This stadium is nothing like Wrigley Field and is much more modern as it opened in 1991 and was originally named The new Comiskey Park until it was renamed US Cellular Field in 2003.
Go to a Comedy Club
Chicago has a buzzing night life and is full of Comedy Clubs with budding Stand Up Comedians giving it all they got. If you’re in Chicago you should give Up Comedy Club a shot. It’s one of Chicago’s newest Comedy Clubs and is worth watching.
Check out a Blues Club
If Comedy Clubs aren’t your thing, then maybe Blues Clubs are. Be sure to listen to some of the best Blues at Kingston Mines in Lincoln Park. Kingston Mines has very up and close personal feel and vibe to it. With two stages and plenty of Blues to keep you going until the crack of dawn coupled with a full bar and plenty of cold ones to enjoy – you can’t go wrong with a visit to Kingston Mines.
Enjoy Street Drumming
If you managed to make it to a Cubs game, just watch the streets come to life afterwards. These Street Drummers sounded amazing and were pulling in some serious cash and some serious dancing – nothing wrong with free entertainment.
Photograph The Jelly Bean in Millenium Park
One Big Bean
The Jelly Bean is another of Chicago’s many famous landmarks that is known around the world. A visit to Chicago is not complete without a stop at Millennium Park to look at, enjoy, photograph and view this chrome master piece. Also known as Cloud Gate this huge liquid mercury inspired Jelly Bean sits quite comfortably ready for you to observe. If you are a photographer, you’re absolutely going to love this big bean.
Navy Pier on Lake Michcigan
Great for Families
Navy Pier offers a huge selection of actives that the family can enjoy. Everything from a Ferris Wheel to Jet Boat Rides are on offer. There are some really good views of the Chicago Skyline from Navy Pier as well. If you are a family or budget traveler you can still get a lot out of Navy Pier for free.
Say Hello to the John Hancock Center
This dark x-braced steel beamed tower stands 1,127 feet tall (343.50 meters) and is a 100 story building. It is Chicago’s second most iconic tower, just after Willis Tower. It’s world famous for it’s x-brace structure, it gloomy ambience and of course, the dual antennas. Don’t miss this when you’re in Chicago.
Take a Walk along Lake Michigan
Chicago is a Great for Walking
With over 26 miles of Lake Michigan to walk, discover and enjoy it’s easy to see why so many Chicago residents take advantage of this by either foot or bike. There is even a beach in downtown Chciago for Volleyball and other beach actives to enjoy when the weather is warm.
Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage
Another famous Chicago Landmark is Buckingham Fountain which was featured at the beginning of the hit TV Show Married with Children. This fountain is HUGE and is not to be missed. It’s not far from Millennium Park and The Jelly Bean so be sure to visit both of these world famous Chicago Landmarks during the same visit.
Visit Lincoln Park Zoo – It’s Free!
They Could Easily Charge for this Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a whole-lotta zoo for FREE. If you are a family or budget traveller or just wanting to see some Gorillas, Bears and Giraffes in the city then this is definitely for you. This is not a small petting zoo shoved into the corner somewhere. This is full blown zoo that could easily have charged an admission. The next time your in Chicago be sure to head over to Lincoln Park Zoo.
Order Something from Wieners Circle
Not for the Faint of Heart
If you want an authentic Chicago Dog and are adventurous and brave enough to withstand an onslaught of Ghetto Slang and Explicit Insults then look no further. The Wieners Circle is known for it delicious dogs and mouthy employees who have no problem telling you what they think. It really is a Must Do the next time you are in Chicago. Watch The Wieners Circle on TruTV.