With attractions around every corner, from high-flying observatories to Millennium Park, where art and music mix with lots of room to play, you'll find fun every day of the year in Chicago.
Have a budding astronomer in your family? Go on a Deep Space Adventure or Walk through Space and Time at the Adler Planetarium.
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Grant Park/Buckingham Fountain
Often referred to as "Chicago's front yard," Grant Park is over 300 acres of carefully landscaped green space, separating the city's downtown area from Lake Michigan. The Park was an important part of Daniel Burnham's vision of a free and open lakefront that "by right belongs to the people." As an area mostly clear of commercial space, the park hosts some of the city's most popular attractions, including Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.
337 E. Randolph St.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
You'll be amazed by the amazing animals that live at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium - all 32,600 of them! Counting every coral polyp, there is actually more than a million that call this leading education and conservation institution home.
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
John Hancock Observatory
Experience Chicago's best views, featuring the city's only open-air Sky Walk, an interactive trail of multimedia screens and more! All included in admission price.
875 N. Michigan Ave., 94th Floor
Lincoln Park Zoo
See roaring lions, playful meerkats and majestic gorillas just minutes from downtown Chicago. Admission to the zoo is free!
Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Pkwy.
The eight-block stretch of downtown North Michigan Avenue is Chicago's premier shopping and dining destination.
Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. Its prominent features are the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States.
201 E. Randolph St.
Historic Navy Pier® is Chicago's lakefront playground with over 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions.
600 E. Grand Ave.
Willis Tower Skydeck
Step outside the tallest building in the western hemisphere and the third tallest in the world.
233 S. Wacker Dr.