Things to do in Chicago
Chicago is a city which often gets under looked as a great place to go for a vacation, but it has everything that you could imagine and is one of the best cities in America to visit. No matter what you enjoy doing on vacation whether it be visiting shopping malls, sporting events, museums or cultural attractions you’ll be able to find something you enjoy in Chicago. I’ve been to the city only once and ever since I’ve been there I’ve always wanted to go back simply because I wasn’t able to see everything that I wanted too. If you get the chance to visit Chicago in the summer then I can assure you that you will enjoy yourself and have a wonderful time whether you’re by yourself, with a husband or wife or with a family.
There is so much to do in Chicago that I don’t even no where to begin with what you could do while there, but I figure we’d start out with the entertainment available in the city and around it’s surroundings. The first thing that probably comes to your mind for entertainment in Chicago would be to catch either a Cubs or White Sox game on a nice summer night. A cub’s game isn’t quite as magical as going to a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, but if you catch a good team in the summer you will experience an amazing night. The fans are crazy in Chicago and to attend a game there is simply amazing and words can barely explain it, you just need to experience it for yourself. On the waterways you can find casinos which you will find the typical casino games at, but you will need to be 21 years of age so if you’re coming from Canada and under 21 you won’t be able to enter the casinos. For women and men of course as well there is a lot of shopping that you can do in Chicago including anything from discount outlet shops to designer boutiques. The Magnificent Mile is known as the most popular inner-city shopping strip in the windy city, and you will be able to find it on north Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to The Chicago River. There are tons of stores in this area ranging from clothing to home designer shops and you can spend an entire day just walking through all the stores in this area. If you’ve never been shopping in a big city before then you need to make sure you head down to the Magnificent Mile at least once throughout your trip in Chicago.
A trip to Chicago without visiting some museums wouldn’t be complete in my mind, and you will also be able to find museums that the kids will enjoy as well. The first one on my list is the Field Museum of Natural History and there you will find the best collection of T-Rex artefacts including the most preserved T-Rex in the world. This is something that you can only see in Chicago and one of the reasons why going to this city is so magical. If you only have time to visit one museum then make sure to visit this one so that you and the family can take in all the sights. If you have time for visiting more museums and would like to visit some of the cultural museums Chicago has to offer then it are always a safe bet for a great day out in the city. You can find over a dozen cultural museums throughout the city and there is something for everyone which means you will be sure to have a great time just visiting the tons of museums out there.
Chicago has always had a really rich nightlife throughout the city and it’s so big that it never sleeps just like some of the other metropolitan cities in the city. If you would like to cool down after a long day of sightseeing with the family then you can most likely walk from your hotel to one of the many nightclubs in the city and enjoy yourself. If you ask around the staff at your hotel they will be able to direct you to the closest and most popular nightclubs in the area for what you’re looking for. You can also go on romantic cruises with your wife out on a nice luxurious cruise ship, all you need to do is enjoy the music, alcohol and dancing. I’m sure any wife would like one special night of the vacation to be romantic and just for you and them while the kids are in the hotel room.
There is a Six Flags that you can visit with the kids for a day of excitement if you’d like and there is also a lot more you can do with the kids. There is a huge zoo that you can visit that I’m sure the kids will enjoy and if they like medieval type stuff then you can take them to the dinner show where there is a huge dinner and amazing show for the audience. I have never been to this one, but I went to the one in Toronto and it was a very fun night that lasted a good couple hours so I was very impressed with the performance.
As you can see the list of things to do in Chicago could keep on going and going which is why it’s almost necessary to make sure you visit this city more then once. If I ever decided to move to a city in the United States then I would definitely consider Chicago. It’s a bit less hectic and crazy then Manhattan, but there is still just as much to do that you’d never have a reason to be bored. Chicago is a little expensive to stay at, but you will find that the things to visit are very affordable so if you’re only staying for a week or two then the hotel shouldn’t eat too much of your budget.