Exploring Chicago

So?much to do and see in?one of the world’s great cities

北京快3单双计划Chicago is an energetic place where you can spend an afternoon enjoying parks and beaches or discovering art and artifacts. Whether you?stroll down Michigan Avenue or roll down the Chicago?River on a boat tour, there’s something for everyone.

Parks

With more than 8,100 acres of green space in?, there’s a reason Chicago calls itself “City in a Garden.”

View of park and downtown through a sculpture at Lincoln Park

Located side by side in the Loop, Grant Park and Millennium Park are popular with residents and visitors from around the world. Explore?the Taste of Chicago or the musical extravaganza Lollapalooza at Grant Park in the summer. Millennium Park is home to the McCormick Tribune Plaza and Ice Rink, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Cloud Gate sculpture. The newest neighbor is Maggie Daley Park. When the weather turns too cool for the picnic groves, climbing wall and play garden, try the ice-skating ribbon.

For a more relaxed scene, visit?Palmisano Park in Bridgeport or the Lincoln Park Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. There’s a fishing pond, track and field and wetlands accompanied by city views. Under the skyscrapers sits Chicago’s wildlife center. From monkeys to lions, Lincoln Park Zoo houses a world of cuddly animals and roaring beasts.

Beaches

北京快3单双计划Soak in the sun and splash in the water at ,?stretching for?26 miles along Lake Michigan.

Men playing volleyball at the beach

北京快3单双计划Each of Chicago’s more than two dozen beaches offers a variety of sandy fun?and its own food, drink and amenities, including?water sports activities and gear. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) makes it easy to get to the?sun and surf with?.

北京快3单双计划One of the most popular locations, North Avenue Beach, has free wifi for visitors and an ocean-liner inspired beach house. Enjoy?a game of volleyball with? friends and family at the south end of the beach or at Oak Street Beach.

Want to bring along furry family members? Dog-friendly areas?include Montrose Beach and Belmont Harbor Beach.

Cultural attractions

Chicago offers endless opportunities for a cultural experience, from museums to music, dance and art.

People on the lawn at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion

Tied together by green space, the Museum Campus is home to world-renowned institutions of art and artifacts. To explore?world cultures, visit the , and don’t forget to greet Sue, the museum’s in-house dinosaur. The shows visitors outer space and beyond, and the is filled with colorful reefs and sea creatures sure to make everyone smile.

Other cultural offerings include the?, which showcases the city’s past and future, the ?and the . Chicago is home to extraordinary musical talent, such as the and?. Less formal but just as rewarding, is only a train ride away. North America’s oldest music festival hosts a number of musicians in the summertime.

Summertime

After winter blows over, Chicago sparkles in the summer heat. There’s attractions for everyone, from food to satisfy the stomach to music for the ears.

Group of tourists on a river cruise

北京快3单双计划One the most iconic places to visit is , an extravaganza of outdoor fun. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, a trip to the top of the Ferris wheel, Fourth of July fireworks or a scoop of ice cream on a hot day.

Pack a picnic basket and enjoy? with friends — there are 250+ screenings every summer.

Want to sample all of the exciting?cuisines that Chicago has to offer in one place??The in Grant Park?has endless food options as well as musical performances.

北京快3单双计划Want to check out a festival? Take your pick — there are more than enough to fill every weekend of your summer.?One of the world’s most well-known musical festivals, , happens in the heart of Chicago. Each summer, hundreds of musicians gather in Grant Park to show the city why music is so important.

Winter activities

北京快3单双计划Chicago may be known for its cold and snowy weather, but there’s plenty of?winter fun, indoors and outdoors.

People ice skating at Millennium Park

北京快3单双计划Try ice?skating at? ice rink or?the new ribbon at ?a place for?arctic fun where visitors can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate along the path.

北京快3单双计划During?the holiday season, has Zoolights, a sparkling outdoor delight?of more than 2?million lights?with musical shows and 3D displays.?To escape the cold, ?indoor Winter Wonderfest offers?dazzling lights, holiday activities, food, drink, an ice rink and rides.

北京快3单双计划The is one of the largest and most amazing botanical conservatories in the nation and is often referred to as, “landscape art under glass.” It offers a beautiful and warm respite to the chill winter air outside.