35 Things to do in Chicago | Top Attractions Travel Guide

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The following travel video is a comprehensive list of the best 35 Things to do in Chicago including all of the top Attractions worth visiting and seeing in this complete travel guide for the Windy City.
Many people don’t realize this but Chicago is a world class city with festivals, arts, entertainment, dining and architecture that can rival any city in North America or even Europe. The only other city that I think can compare with Chicago – in terms of attractions – in America is New York. Whether you’re scarfing down Chicago style deep dish pizza or taking in a Blues festival you’ll find no shortage of things to do in the city. If you’re a sport fan there are no shortage of professional teams to follow at any time of the year including the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. When you’re thinking of destination to travel to in the United States, Chicago should be near the top of your list. I guarantee that you’ll have a lot of fun:

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35 Things to do in Chicago | Top Attractions Travel Guide

1) Chicago Architecture and Chicago River Walk
2) Chicago River Boat Trip
3) Kayaking along the Chicago River
4) Cloud Gate – The Bean
5) Millennium Park
6) Pavilion ‘Free Shows’
7) Art Institute of Chicago
8) Watch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field
9) Eat Deep Dish Pizza
10) Visit the sky deck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
11) Stroll around the University of Chicago campus
12) Check out the Oriental Institute of History
13) Marvel and escape the bustle at Osaka Garden
14) Enjoy an afternoon or evening at Wicker Park
15) Relax and escape at Humboldt Park
16) Check out the Dinosaur exhibits at the Chicago Field Museum
17) Visit the Shedd Aquarium – the largest indoor one in the world
18) Watch a Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center
19) Check out the ‘Borders’ exhibit at Solti Gardens of Grant Park
20) Admire Buckingham Fountain during the day or at night
21) View the Chicago skyline from the Hancock Center
22) Spend an afternoon having fun at Navy Pier
23) Wander around Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory
24) Work out or get a tan at North Avenue Beach
25) Laugh your head off watching improv at The Second City
26) Test your mind playing the Zombie Game
27) Go shopping or people watching along the Magnificent Mile
28) Take the Chicago ‘El or ‘L’ CTA metro system
29) Watch an NFL football game (Chicago Bears) at Soldier Field
30) Check out the entirely free Money Museum
31) Ride a bicycle in downtown Chicago
32) Spend time at the Museum of Science and Technology
33) Marvel at the architectural wonder known as Robbie House
34) Rest your legs by taking a Chicago city tour by Segway
35) Check out a performance at Chicago Theatre

We got to see buildings like Marina City, Trump Tower, and Wrigley Building. Architecture river tours are a fun way to take in the sights along the river. If you find yourself here during the summer months kayaking is a popular way to experience the Chicago River. The Crown Fountain is a cool interactive sculpture located in Millennium Park. Art lovers will enjoy the Art Institute of Chicago. Taking in a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley field is a must for anyone who visits the city. You can’t come to Chicago and not eat deep-dish pizza! During our week here we ate at many pizzerias in town including Lou Malnati’s, Giordano’s, Gino’s East Side, and Pizzeria Uno. Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is now the 2nd tallest building in the United States. Many of the buildings at the University of Chicago were designed in the Gothic style.
which is in Chicago’s South Side. For a chance to come face to face with dinosaurs, head over to the Field Museum. Right next door is the Shedd Aquarium which is a popular attraction for families. Visit the John Hancock Center by night as the city really dazzles from the 94th floor. The Navy Pier is a fun place to visit on a weekend including a Ferris Wheel. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Technology is the largest science museum. It’s hard to miss the flashing lights of the historic Chicago Theatre! Music has creative commons attribution license:

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40 Comments

  1. G- mannaro says:

    im from italy and i will go there this summer

  2. Amber Eff says:

    I used to live right over the border in Wisconsin and visited Chicago quite often. It's still strange to me that people actually choose to visit Chicago, or even the Midwest? Chicago is cool, but if you're coming to the Midwest again (can't blame you if you don't ?), check out Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, or Cleveland. They're smaller but actually more unique. ☺️

  3. Couldn't hear you

  4. mockilok says:

    Nice job with the video. The repetitive music was killing me but overall I took notes of your tour. Cheers!

  5. 10:47 reminds of Giselle in Enchanted

  6. What about all the crime there, don't they have several shootings a week?

  7. I live 30 min from chicago in the Indiana Dunes but i learned a lot from this video! good job glad you had fun here

  8. onepolarman says:

    Where to stay while visiting Chicago, any suggestion. Thanks Diego & Amparo.

  9. Dion Huia says:

    Best place I've ever been. So clean and so relaxing. Loved Chicago

  10. Z Stone says:

    Native Chicagoan, here, and I want to offer you both a thousand compliments on making one of the BEST videos about my city that I've ever seen in all my life. Truly a magnificent job – you guys ROCK! I hope you enjoyed your visit (and that you didn't get mugged – heh heh!)

  11. wooooooooooooòoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  12. Great video!  I'm Chicago, born and raised, and now live just outside the city limits.   Great job covering a lot of the "touristy"places…. Next time you're in town, check  out Pratt Avenue Beach all the way on the north side, south of Evanston.    North Avenue beach iWs fun, but neighborhood beaches like Pratt Ave. beach are where you're going to see REAL Chicagoans.

    I've seen some of your videos from Argentina,  too – LOVED  them!  They remind me of my home away from Chicago.  I'd love to see some restaurant review videos from Chicago as you did in Buenos Aires.

  13. PRHILL9696 says:

    Not a baseball fan myself but my understanding is that going to Cubs Park is more of a tourist thing to do and that the White Sox are more for actual baseball fans. I thing the White Sox won a title not too long ago too as I recall people here going nuts lol

  14. visited twice to Chicago- lovely city. worth visiting. especia;;y having dinner at jhon hancock towers.

  15. SpiralGaming says:

    11:30 who the fack visites that?

  16. Great Video ! Going there next weekend ! thanks

  17. been there last year!love it so much!we hope to return soon!greetings from Serbia!

  18. Amy Ziev says:

    Also if u need a hotel the James jolted is amazing also for the littler girls or boys the American girl store is very nice

  19. I live in Brazil and i´m planning my 2018 trip to Chicago, i need some help to chose locations to stay, better locate a house or Hotel?

  20. jay r says:

    The white version. Of what Chicago is lmao

  21. ProJBegs says:

    Why am I watching this i am from Chicago

  22. Millie Cox says:

    Great information! Thanks. I got a home http://www.drhorton.com/Illinois/Chicago.aspx and I love it. but I have been dying to know what to do here, now I'm super excited. thanks

  23. No mention of Boystown? Haha

  24. Daniel Booth says:

    they finally won!

  25. SIUYING WONG says:

    We won!!!! The parade was crazy!!

  26. that zombie game sounds very saw-like

  27. I love Chicago born there left for 34 yrs and just came back I absolutely love the major up grade :)

  28. Game Critter says:

    Being A Person Who Has Lived in Chicago Thier Whole Life! Thank You For Speaking So Well And FOnd Of My City! 😀
    Its One Of The Best Places In The World And It Brings Joy To Everyone!!!! This Urban Area I Call Home Is The Best I Could Imagine!

  29. Bleach cola says:

    Sams voice made me motivated to buy a 200 dollar flight and 100 dollar hotel on the south side

  30. Robert Sykes says:

    Boys Town is amazing.

  31. Great job you guys, well done! Planning a short trip through Chi-town and this really helped.

  32. Not to be a downer but don't go to the Willis tower I used to go there all the time it takes like 3 hours to get up there and you take one pic and have to wait in another 1 hour line to get onto an Elevator trust me I live in Chicago don't do it

  33. Brian Fahl says:

    I loved the Willis tower

  34. sd ob says:

    Starved rocks for Hiking Lovers

  35. I'm going to Chicago to take my mom for mothers day!

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