Chicago Attractions - Things To Do, Places To Go, Amusement Parks, Lakefront Parks, Sightseeing Tours, Zoos
Willis Tower is one of the top places to go in Chicago. It used to be called Sears Tower, in case you're wondering! Many people often still call it that though, so it's probably good to keep in mind on your trip. This Chicago skyscraper looms high at a whopping 103 stories. The observation skydeck on the 103rd floor gives you unobstructed views of the city that will take your breath away. With plenty of exhibits throughout the skydeck, you can learn about the city and its numerous landmarks. Use the skydeck's high powered telescopes to get better views of the city!
John Hancock Center is another well-known Chicago landmark. As the 12th tallest building in the world, the John Hancock Center warrants a visit because of its cool claim to fame! One hundred floors in the John Hancock Center consist of apartments, offices, shops, a hotel, an ice rink, restaurants, a post office, radio and television facilities, and, of course, the famous observation deck.
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Chicago's Museum Campus
Located on the Chicago lakefront, The Chicago Museum Campus includes three world-class museums in a setting close to Grant Park and the Loop with an outstanding Chicago skyline view. Get a feel for what this exciting grouping of attractions has to offer with our video.
If you're looking to visit all three, there's no need to pay full price! Get a 20% discount by taking advantage of the Chicago Museum Campus Pass! This discount card is exclusively offered through Chicago Traveler and gets you entry in to all three museums for one low price!
Also, check out the Go Chicago Card too for discounted prices to these museums and other Chicago attractions and sites.
Annual Chicago Events
The Taste of Chicago is one of Chicago's most famous festivals, celebrating the diversity of Chicago's cuisine. Out of all Chicago attractions and sites, this one comes highly recommended, as locals and out-of-towners alike flock to the Midwest's largest food festival. Admission to the festival is FREE, but to sample food you must purchase tickets.
The Chicago Blues Festival takes place every summer, and has been one of the most popular Chicago attractions since 1984 for Chicago Travelers! This FREE music festival in Chicago is held for 3 days, and blues artists from all over the country come to Chicago to perform. Another free summer Chicago festival is the annual Jazz Festival. Jazz musicians set up in venues all over the city and play over the course of Labor Day weekend. Check our Chicago Festival guide for more top attractions in Chicago!
The Chicago Marathon and month-long celebration of all things spooky (Chicagoween) attract people to Chicago throughout the fall, and then Chicago Travelers enjoy the holiday season with events like the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the week before Thanksgiving. The most famous street in the city lights up and kicks off a month-long celebration! Check out all the Chicago holiday events going on this year to help plan your trip!