Famously called as “windy city”, Chicago is known for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions and interesting architectures. Chicago leaves no stone unturned to impress the tourist as it is filled with many of the outdoor opportunities to explore from which includes a sea of attractions to swim in and a treasure trove of experiences to be dug into.
Chicago sightseeing tours are the perfect way to experience all that the magnificent city has to offer. Whether it is a short weekend retreat or two-week getaway, there is a tour to fit your schedule. The tours give visitors a variety of options to see the world-famous Chicago attractions. Day or night, you can take a boat, a bike, or a trolley to see the beautiful city of Chicago. Chicago sightseeing tours by trolley allow visitors to make special their own tour of Chicago attractions.
Beauty to Explore
You can ride the trolley until you find something that piques your interest and gets off. Once you have completed your visit, get back on the next trolley until you see the next interesting place to stop on your tour of Chicago. Things you can do on your trip include visits at The Shedd Aquarium, The North Pier, and The Adler Planetarium. With the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, you have the freedom to do as you please while still having a guided tour; you can stop for lunch and see the sights at your leisure.
Experience the Fun
Things to explore in this windy city involve some unique experiences and fun that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. Millennium Park is one of the state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art which is located in the heart of the city. Being Chicago’s second largest visitor attraction, this place is a lively gathering spot welcoming five million visitors annually to enjoy hundreds of cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours and family activities. Millennium Park is truly the front yard of Chicago and is free-of-any-charge to the public or tourists.
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the home to a not-to-miss collection of stores, restaurants, attractions, and architecture. A wide, flower-filled avenue bounded by the Chicago River on the south and Oak Street to the north, the Magnificent Mile or Mag mile constantly hums with crowds of locals and visitors alike. A shopping spree in the city’s hottest designer clothing outlets will have you looking like stars. Calvin Klein, Dooney & Bourke, Kenneth Cole, and Ralph Lauren are just of the few of the 120 different designer lines with outlets in Mag mile. This isn’t just the place to flex your credit cards; At the John Hancock Center, visitors can take the epic elevator ride up to 360 Chicago which offers one of the richest concentrations of attractions and a breathtaking observation deck suspended 94 stories in the sky.
Attract the Beauty
To discover more of Chicago’s attractions head up to the North Shore to visit one of the world’s greatest living museums. Gardens like Bonsai Garden and Aquatic Garden are some of the examples of Glencoe’s Chicago Botanic Garden which features 26 different themed areas. There you can also take a tram tour of the 385 colorful acres or visit an Art Market or a Farmer’s market.
One of the attractions of this city is its sports culture. Depending on the season you’re visiting, you might catch a Bulls basketball game, a Black Hawks hockey match, or spend time on the bleachers in the friendly stage of the Cubs’ Wrigley Field.
There is a particular appeal to the city that lies on the side of Lake Michigan, with miles of beaches stretching along the freshwater shoreline. Visitors can also stay at a Chicago vacation rental with a lake view close to its harbors. Along the lakefront shore, there are a series of famous parks offering wide open spaces of green gardens and a 29-mile jogging/biking path that is filled with nice views. Up in the northern part, in Lincoln Park, you can walk along the pathways of the famous Lincoln Park Zoo.
An evening cruise on Lake Michigan is one of the most amazing ways to see the city of Chicago. Some of the best views at night give the already picturesque skyline an entirely new feel. The water and the colors of the setting sun reflect some of the city’s most famous buildings such as the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, the Sears Tower, the Hancock Center, and the Aon Center. To enjoy your evening, you can go for a candlelight dinner with the Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise which offers delicious four-course meals where live jazz or blues music compliments the dessert. Later on, you can relax your exhausted mind under the stars enjoying drinks while watching the lights of Chicago.
Chicago is a fascinating city where visitors can enjoy a trip filled dawn to dusk with something exciting and new, from culture to nightlife, from sightseeing to shopping, this city offers a lively atmosphere along the glorious shoreline of Lake Michigan.