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Top Summer Attractions in Chicago

6/18/14 | by

It’s always a good time to be in Chicago, but the summertime yields outside events and fun in the sun. Forget about winter and enjoy all of the outdoors attractions and the blooming gardens and parks.

Pack your bathing suit and cool off in the lake or in the famous fountain spouting water from its walls. Stay downtown and enjoy a day of indoor and outdoor activities all located close by.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the food, it’s basically a landmark in itself. Get out in Chicagoland this summer!

Magnificent Mile
This famous section of Michigan Avenue is one of the top 10 destinations in the world for retail, dining and entertainment. Spend a whole day roaming up and down the 13 blocks of stores and restaurants. It’s shopping heaven and home to several Chicago landmarks such as the John Hancock Observatory.

Millennium Park
Spend a day in the sun anywhere within the park full of natural beauty and architectural wonders. It’s the backdrop for hundreds of free concerts, events and activities among its pavilions, stages and lush open spaces. Check out the famous ‘Bean’, the family fun Crown Fountain and the many architectural structures and sculptures.

Navy Pier
This pier is the epitome of fun during a Chicago summer. There is something for everyone next to the beautiful Lake Michigan. Shop, dine, let the kids enjoy the ferris wheel, the carousel, and the aeroballoon. Shows are always hitting the skyline stage and the famous fireworks are popular with anyone visiting Navy Pier.

Chicago Beaches
The 26 miles of public beaches may not have the waves of the ocean beaches but they are relaxing and perfect for taking in the summer sun. Go to Oak Street Beach for a convenient trip from downtown but if you want a great view of the city’s skyline check out North Avenue Beach. Ohio Street Beach is right next to Navy pier but if you want a quiet day drive a little further to Montrose Beach.

Baseball Season
Cheer on your favorite MLB team at a game the whole family will enjoy! Head to Wrigley Field or the US Cellular Field for a home game for the Cubs or the White Sox. Get your family geared up, grab some franks and some beers and spend a day at the ballpark!

Chicago Food
The Windy City is known for its own style of staple foods, such as, the Chicago-style hot dog or the Chicago deep dish pizza. The area is home to many cultures creating a food melting pot. Go on a food tour of Chicago to get a taste of the best Italian, Greek, Indian, Polish food and much more.

Chicago Tours
You already know there’s so much to see in Chicagoland and taking tours is the most efficient way to get around to all of it. Let the city’s best tour guides take you straight to the most important landmarks while explaining the history of this beautiful city. Explore through a walking taste test of popular food neighborhoods in town. See the sights from a different view on a boat tour on the waters of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River.

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Best Way to Sightsee in Chicago? On a Guided Tour!

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