Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

Destinations

Six flags Chicago: ★★★★☆

Six Flags Great America is a theme park located in Gurnee, Illinois in the Chicago metropolitan area. The park was created by the Marriott Corporation, who operated it as Marriott’s Great America from its original opening in 1976.

Address: 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031

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Gurnee Mills: ★★★☆☆

Gurnee Mills is a shopping mall and outlet mall in Gurnee, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago near Waukegan. Like the nearby Six Flags Great America and Great Wolf Lodge, the mall’s placement in Gurnee is intended to bring customers from both Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Address: 6170 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

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Navy Pier: ★★★☆☆

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on theshoreline of Lake Michigan, located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Shed Aquarium: ★★★☆☆

Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Opened on May 30, 1930, the 5,000,000 US gal aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world. Today it holds some 32,000 animals.

Adress: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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The Field Museum: ★★★★☆

Sue the T-Rex

The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.

Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Millennium Park: ★★☆☆☆

Cloud Gate

Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and managed by MB Real Estate.

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

875 N Michigan Ave (John Hancock Center): ★★★☆☆

The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district.

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Michigan Avanue: ★★★★☆

Michigan Avenue is a north-south street in Chicago which runs at 100 east on the Chicago grid. The northern end of the street is at Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast Historic District.

Dining

Old Chicago Red Hots: ★★★★☆

Address: 573 W Rte. 173, Antioch, IL 60002

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria: ★★★★★

Address: 805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

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Portillo’s Hot Dogs: ★★★★☆

Address: 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

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Quartino Ristorante: ★★★☆☆

Address: 626 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Su Casa Mexican Restaurant: ★★★☆☆

Address: 49 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Giordano’s: ★★★★☆

Address: 7105 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

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Lodging

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave: ★★★★☆

Address: 68 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601

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