When visiting Chicago, make the most of your trip and explore the city. Before you venture out to all of the exciting things to do in Chicago, check out our top must see Chicago attractions below. There are plenty of adventures to enjoy in the "Windy City" and we're here to help you plan.
The Art Institute of Chicago (1.0 mi.): This must-see museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the U.S. With art from all over the world it is definitely a place to check out while visiting the bustling city of Chicago.
Museum of Science and Industry (8.8 mi.): This museum makes science fun through interactive, educational exhibits that stretch the imagination. Explore Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle and other featured exhibits including Robot Revolution, Brick by Brick, Science Storms and many more.
Shedd Aquarium (3.2 mi.): This aquarium is the largest in the world. With more than 8,000 aquatic animals, there is something for everyone to see. The Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 650 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and mammals from across the globe.
Millennium Park (1.2 mi.): Discover a state-of-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. Enjoy events such as Chicago Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Park, Opera in the Park, plus much more.
Cloud Gate (1.0 mi.): Also known as "The Bean" this is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. This attraction is considered to be a must-see in the beautiful city of Chicago.
Wrigley Field (6.5 mi.): Check out a Cubs game at the world famous Wrigley Field. Enjoy time with friends and family as you sit back and watch the game.
Maggie Daley Park (1.2 mi.): Maggie Daley Park is a 20-acre public park in the Loop community area of Chicago. It is near the Lake Michigan shoreline which creates a beautiful backdrop. Take the kids to the park for some fun mixed with gorgeous views.
Sports and Sights
Navy Pier (1.3 miles) - Looking for a hotel near Navy Pier? Aloft is a short cab ride away. With over 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries, and a 15-story tall Ferris wheel, Navy Pier is Chicago's lakefront playground and top tourist attraction. Catch a movie at the IMAX® Theater, experience unique exhibitions, or dance to some live music with friends and family.
Soldier Field (3.0 miles): Home of the Chicago Bears and area events.
United Center (3.4 miles): Home of the Chicago Bulls & Chicago Blackhawks and area events.