Chicago is often called the “Windy City”. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago has a worldwide reputation for its stunnig skyline, vibrant art scene, amazing architecture, renowned cultural attractions and lavish shopping. It doesn’t stop there because the city offers a great backing in the avenue of sports with the Bears (football), Blackhawks (hockey), Bulls (basketball) and two professional baseball teams in the White Sox and Cubs. A visit to Chicago will never leave you bored! Pristine Agency invites you to take a look at 5 of Chicago’s best destinations with us.
- Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago was voted the #1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor. It hosts masterpieces expanding 5,000 years of human history, as well as the globe, by famous artist such as Degas, van Gogh, and Monet to name a few. The museum has almost a million square feet to explore, including restaurants, libraries, guided tours, mini-tours, audio tours and with today’s technology an app! The institute also has hands-on experiences, is free for children under 14 and the Ryan Education Center, within the museum, and offers the family an opportunity to work on an art project they can take home. Location: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603 http://www.artic.edu/
- Navy Pier
Navy Pier is a part of Chicago’s iconic and popular destination history since 1916, originally named “Municipal Pier” until 1927. Designated as a Chicago landmark in 1977, restructured in 1994, the pier encompasses about 50 acres of Chicago lakefront property and is almost a city within the city of Chicago with its own eclectic experiences. There are restaurants, parks, gardens, museums, theatres (the infamous Chicago Shakespeare Theater), a dining cruise and numerous other attractions with over millions of visitors annually. Location: 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611 https://navypier.com/
- Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium is the most visited cultural attraction in Chicago hosting more than 2 million guests a year. The aquarium is located near the museums and planetarium offering you a full day of fun and activities for all ages. Visitors are able to view 32,000 different animals from more than 80 habitats around the world. The Shedd Aquarium has an “Aquatic Show” with live animals and local talent as well as a 30-minute penguin encounter. The Abbott Oceanarium, a 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef exhibit, within the aquarium, houses beluga whales, white-sided dolphins, Alaskan sea otter and California sea lions with a 360-degree view of the animals. Location: 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605 http://www.sheddaquarium.org/
- Willis Tower
Willis Tower was formerly known as Sears Tower built in 1969 and changed its name in 2009 was the World’s largest building until 1998. The 110-story building in the heart of Chicago allows you to experience the life of a small city within one building. It is the tallest building in the United States and offers everything you can ask for without leaving the building. You can experience fine dining, casual dining, take care of your banking needs, get your workout on, your hair done or even mail a letter to your best friend. Willis Tower hosts numerous events including an annual blood drive, Farmer’s Market, outdoor concerts, and an annual SkyRise Chicago stair climb. You can view four states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) spanning up to 50 miles, go out on their Ledge which extends four feet from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor or rent the 99th floor for a wide range of special events accommodating between 50 to 300 seated guests or 400 unseated guests. Location: 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606 http://www.willistower.com/
- Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of downtown Chicago, on North Michigan Avenue, stretches from the Banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north for 13 blocks. This mile is comprised of landmark architecture, trendy boutiques, and premier retailers, prominent museums, distinguishing restaurants, prestigious educational and medical facilities and picturesque residences. Because of the vibrant and successful commercial, cultural, residential and tourist areas the Magnificent Mile is one of the greatest avenues in the world. Location: North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois http://www.themagnificentmile.com/
One of the midwest’s top destinations, Chicago truly does have something for everyone. Find out for yourself all this amazing city has to offer you when you travel.