Heading to Chicago soon? You’re in luck- the Windy City has something for everyone, with a wide variety of museums, attractions, entertainment, and of course, food. Here are some of the best things to do in Chicago:

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of the indoors by visiting this nature museum, which features exhibits ranging from Ice Age mammals to the ecosystems of rivers. Kids will love the hands-on interactive displays, and don’t miss the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and its thousands of beautiful butterflies.


Chicago Cultural Center: Take in some culture at this former Chicago Public Library. A full city block in size, the Cultural Center offers free classical concerts as well as experimental concerts. Your ears are in for a treat.

Shedd Aquarium: This 75-year old favorite features all the wonders of marine biology, from jellyfish to piranhas, plus rotating exhibits that will delight visitors of all ages. Make sure to see the 100-year-old Australian lungfish- widely believed to be the longest-living fish in any aquarium in the world.

Willis Tower Skydeck: Head to the building formerly known as the Sears Tower for a can’t-miss view of the city. Take the elevator to the 103rd floor for views that will let you see as far as fifty miles in the distance, and if you’re feeling bold, crawl onto the Ledge- a glass cube structure suspended 1,353 in the air.

Glasbalkon Skydeck

Maggie Daley Park: Enjoy Chicago’s newest lakefront park and all its upgraded features. The Maggie Daley Park has a variety of unique attractions, such as an ice skating ribbon, a climbing wall, a play garden, and a field house- plus plenty of lawn for picnics and impromptu games of touch football.


No matter where your interests lie, Chicago has something for you to enjoy- the only hard part will be fitting everything in before you leave!