Things To Do Chicago

Things to do Chicago #1:

The city of Chicago offers the visitor plenty of opportunity for shopping and culture. The heart of it all is The Loop, located downtown south of the main branch of the Chicago River. Here the thriving shopping and cultural scene mix with the financial and government institutions that drive the city's core.

The district is encircled by elevated train tracks - hence the name. Boutique shops and department stores line a one-mile stretch of Michigan Avenue offering the vacationer upscale shopping.

Called the Magnificent Mile, this Chicago landmark brings vacationing shoppers from around the world.

Vacation Ideas - Things to do Chicago #2:

The Museum of Science and Industry is considered to be one of the top museums in the world. It's one of the best family vacation attractions around. It will open up new world’s of discovery and possibilities for kids and adults alike.

At the Museum of Science and Industry you can indulge your curiosity as you explore a vast array of wonderful science exhibits. Hands on demonstrations, interactive simulators and hundreds of fascinating exhibits allow you to touch, feel and truly experience the wonders of science.

Vacation Ideas - Things to do Chicago #3:

There's no better example of Chicago culture than its powerhouse regional theaters. The city has a number of innovative midsize theaters presenting plays. Like the 250 seat Looking Glass Theater Company, transformed from the Michigan Avenue landmark, The Tower Water Works.

In Lincoln Park, the Steppenwolfe Theater Company draws a sizable local fan base with contributions from professionals like Sam Sheppard and Tony Kushner.

Since 1925 the Goodman Theater has been presenting classic and contemporary productions as Chicago's oldest nonprofit theater. The Goodman Theater is housed in a renovated historic landmark building.

The Navy Pier is the home of the seven story glass curtain-walled Chicago Shakespeare Company. Built in 2000, it has become one of the most popular and fastest growing theater venues in the country.

Things to do Chicago #4:

With the Chicago River running through the heart of the city and Lake Michigan sparkling on the eastern border, water tours are a popular vacation activity in the Windy City.

Seadog Ventures will take you on an exciting lakefront speedboat ride. For something more sedate they also offer a river tour of Chicago's famous architecture. Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers sightseeing tours that show off the magnificent Chicago skyline.

The Spirit of Chicago provides a complete cruise experience combining sightseeing with entertainment, dancing and dining. These are just three examples of the many water tours and cruises that are available as a part of your Chicago Vacation.

Fun Things to do Chicago #5:

Chicago is known as one of the best cities in the U.S. for bicycling. Exploring Chicago on a bike is a great vacation idea. You can arrange a fun professionally guided bike tour through Bobby's Chicago Bike Hike. They provide the bikes escort you along the city's many bike paths as you visit the major attractions. Day or night, these bike tours are a great way to see the city and stay fit at the same time.

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