Why does anyone go on vacation? Art, culture, good eats, and sights, unlike anything they’ll see at home. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you visit the Windy City. One of North America’s most unique and beautiful big cities. Of course, this isn’t all the city has to offer. It’s just the start. When you take a trip to Chicago
, you’ll be so enamored with the sights and attractions available to you that you won’t know where to start. And, that’s okay because that’s exactly what this guide is for. It’ll provide you with a list of the most exciting thing one can do while in Chicago, Illinois.
The Willis Tower
Unfortunately, this one is no longer the world’s largest tower in the world, it lost this title to the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan, but it still holds the title of the tallest tower in the United States. Of course, that’s not the only reason you’ll want to pay a visit to this searing tower. Over the years, it has become to be known as the Sears Towers
thanks to its enormous spire, and this one of the things that draw most people in. However, it is the alluring architectural design that makes this tower, unlike any other. Designed by the Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, this tower utilizes nine exterior frame tubes to eliminate the need for inside supports, providing users with an awesome 360-degree view of the city. For an awe-inspiring adventure, unlike anything you’ll experience elsewhere, you’ll want to head to the 103rd-floor sky deck. This is if you aren’t afraid of heights.
The Field Museum
Whether you want to learn about global cultures, environment, cultural treasures, fossils, or lost artifacts of the past, you’ll find it all at the Field Museum
. Founded in 1893 this jam-packed exposition was renamed in 1905 in honor of its first major benefactor, Marshall Field. This is a vast museum, unlike any other, you will visit, with a myriad of interactive exhibits. The natural history section of the museum is without a doubt one of the best in the country, as it’ll offer sights and attractions you won’t see elsewhere.
The Navy Pier
If you’d looked at the Navy Pier
today, you’d be surprised to learn that it was one time a drab slab of concrete projecting into Lake Michigan
. The military used to utilize it as a freight terminal, but since, huge efforts have gone into this exhibit. Thanks to these efforts, this attraction now draws millions on top of millions of outside visitors and tourists each year. And, when you see everything it has to offer, you’ll understand just why this is the case. It offers a whole host of exciting waterfront attractions for kids as well as adults. In addition to all the fun at the pier, there are also some pretty amazing breathtaking views of the city you can catch from this location. Walking hand-in-hand with your loved one along the pier at night will offer a romantic setting you’ll get nowhere else in the world. It’s at least worth partaking in at least once!