Chicago offers some of the finest attractions, live entertainment and cultural experiences in the world, along with hotel, dining, parking, recreation/entertainment and shopping facilities to fit nearly every taste and budget.

Highlights within the city of Chicago include:

  • Renowned architecture, including the world’s first skyscrapers
  • World-class museums (The Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium and others)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the few remaining zoos with free admission
  • Professional sports teams (Bears football, Bulls basketball, Cubs baseball, White Sox baseball, Rush football, Black Hawks hockey, Fire soccer)
  • Parks, including the world-famous Millennium, Grant, Lincoln and Garfield Parks
  • McCormick Place convention center with 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space
  • Navy Pier convention, cultural and recreational center (Chicago’s #1 tourist destination)
  • Four dozen theaters offering music, dance, opera, dramatic productions, and other forms of live entertainment

Highlights in surrounding communities include:

  • Chicago Botanical Garden
  • Ravinia Music Festival
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Theater and music venues
  • Parks, lakes and waterways
  • Historical locations, including the designs of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

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