Things to do in Chicago
Are you looking for things to do in Chicago? Relax! We’ve Got Your Plans. Chicago is a vibrant, exciting city with a wide array of sightseeing and tourist activities, from world class museums to fascinating boat tours. Chicago is famed for its bold architecture and skylines punctuated by skyscrapers. Look no further, here are some of the Top things to do in Chicago:
1.5-Hour Guided Architecture Cruise
Experience more of Chicago than on any other architectural cruise as you travel not only the main Chicago River but also the North Branch of the river (as far as the Old Montgomery Ward Building) and the South Branch of the river (nearly as far as Chinatown). View all of Chicago’s architectural highlights during this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Be entertained by the expert and friendly tour guides as they explain the 130 year-long history behind the skyline, while bartenders and staff keep you comfortable with refreshments.
Willis Tower Skydeck and Ledge Experience
Enjoy an unrivaled view over the city of Chicago on a trip up the city’s Willis Tower. This famous building, once known as the Sears Tower, is not only home to a Skydeck on the 103rd floor, but it also features The Ledge, a series of 4 glass-paneled boxes that extend out from the building’s facade to give visitors a view straight down.
Reach the 103rd floor, step out onto the Skydeck, which offers views spanning over 50 miles and across 4 states. Then summon your courage to step out onto The Ledge, a glass balcony that hangs over the edge, for vertigo-inducing views 1,353 feet (about 412 meters) straight down to the city below!
Navy Pier Centennial Wheel
Located on Historic Navy Pier, the Centennial Wheel is suspended over Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Chicago River and offers spectacular views of the iconic Chicago skyline, the many attractions on Navy Pier, as well as the famous parks and world-class attractions located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
A ride on the wheel gives you plenty of time to enjoy these unforgettable panoramic views of Chicago as they unfold all around you and lets you go over the top three times. During these 3 revolutions, you can relax and take in the view or get your camera out to snap pictures of the ever-changing Chicago landscape.
Chicago Art Institute
Enter the Art Institute of Chicago, a world-class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. Here you can get an intimate view of some of the world’s most famous art, from iconic contemporary and modern paintings to medieval masterpieces.
Experience the Institute’s vast collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the largest outside The Louvre in Paris. See masterpieces such as Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte,” Renoir’s “Two Sisters (on the Terrace)”, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet first-hand.te
As you walk through the halls, admire the museum’s architecture by Pritzker Prize-winning Renzo Piano, complementing the museum’s original 1893 building, which was built for the World’s Columbian Exposition of the same year.
Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise
Cruise for 2 or 3 hours on Lake Michigan and see the sights of Chicago from a luxury boat, The Odyssey. Board the boat at Navy Pier and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship’s photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline.
After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch buffet or 3-course lunch or dinner consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily by the on-board executive chef. After your meal, dance to the live music or relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the skyscrapers of Chicago’s distinctive skyline glide by.