AThe Chicago Bean is located at Millennium Park in the heart of Downtown Chicago. The famous sculpture in the middle of AT&T Plaza, which is right above the Park Grill restaurant between the McCormick Tribune Plaza (with winter ice rink) and the Chase Promenade. Millennium Park is situated at 201 E. Randolph Street between Columbus Avenue and Michigan Avenue.
AChicago's best museum is The Art Institute of Chicago, according to review websites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. It's the second largest art museum in the U.S. and home to iconic masterpieces like Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, and Grant Wood's American Gothic, and Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. See ancient sculptures, Renaissance paintings, modern pieces, and vast art collections from across the globe.
AThe Chicago Bulls play home games at the United Center, located at 1901 W. Madison Street in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois. This large indoor arena can be reached by public transit by taking the Orange, Green, Brown, or Purple Line to Madison Street on the "L" and then taking #20 Madison buses west.
AThere are numerous boat tours of Chicago that offer sightseeing from the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Many Chicago boat tours depart from Navy Pier or from the south side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Choose between several different tour experiences, including high-speed jet boat tours, lunch cruises, architecture-themed trips, and sunset tours.
AThe best family-friendly tours of Chicago include Segway tours, trolley tours, and hop-on-hop-off double-decker bus tours. You can package bus tours with rides on the Centennial Wheel Ferris wheel. Kids also enjoy boat cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, especially the Pirate Adventure Cruise. You'll also find Chicago food adventures including pizza tours, hot dog tours, and doughnut tours.
AChicago's famous music festivals take place at many different indoor and outdoor venues. Grant Park and Millennium Park are the city's two most popular spaces for music festivals. Other hotspots include Logan Square, Union Park, Highland Park, Douglas Park, Huntington Bank Pavilion, and Toyota Park in Bridgeview (9 miles away from our hotel in Burr Ridge, Illinois).
AGrant Park is located at 337 E. Randolph Street between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Its bordered on the south by Roosevelt Road and on the north by Randolph Street. The "front yard of Chicago" is home to numerous gardens, trails, marinas, public art installations, and top attractions like Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Maggie Daley Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
AChicago is known for its impressive skyline and picturesque waterfront setting on the shores of Lake Michigan, along with world-class museums, interesting architecture, expansive parks, and unique public artwork. America's third-largest city is also famous for its sandy beaches, vibrant musical culture, excellent shopping, pro sports teams (and fans), comedy culture, 1920s gangster history, and hearty cuisine including deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, and Polish sausage.
AThe largest auto show in North America is held annually in mid-February at McCormick Place. With about 1,000 vehicles on display, the Chicago Auto Show features cars, crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and new concepts from dozens of international manufacturers. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show will be held February 9-18. Tickets can be purchased online or McCormick Place ticket booths on show days for $13 for adults and $7 for seniors and children.
Some of Chicago's beaches are natural, some are man-made, and many are a mix of the two. The majority of Lake Michigan's 26 miles of beaches are kept wide and sandy by human engineering. Sand naturally moves along the lake's shoreline, and piers and breakwaters trap some of it to create narrow beaches. These thin beaches are made bigger with fine glacial sand imported from elsewhere in Michigan to provide the beautiful beaches you see today.