Chicago

Chicago! Known as the Windy City. It was a beauty. There’s so much sightseeing to do and you just need a few days.

My last blog was just about Chicago’s Navy Pier. This blog will be all about the various things that you can do in Chicago.

Let me start by saying get tickets for the Big Bus hop on and hop off bus. There are many different ways to get the bus. You can get a day pass, 2 day pass or even a 3 day pass. We got the day pass but a 2 day pass is worth it. You will learn a lot of history about Chicago and also get driven to all the main attractions in Chicago. It was worth every penny for this bus.  We got to see Chicago and learn at the same time. The buses run until 7 but make sure that you check which stop you are at because certain stops end earlier.  I know that the last stop for the Skydeck is 5:15pm. Make sure that you plan accordingly.

360 Chicago is a skyscraper that allows you to see Chicago’s skyline from the top. It was not busy but we also went later morning. We were able to view all of Chicago from the top. They have a special attraction at 360 called the Tilt.  You stand holding on to the glass and it tilts 30 degrees.  It was cool to do.

Next stop was Millienum Park to see the bean. When I think of Chicago, I think the bean. Everyone goes to see this bean which is art but amazing.

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Another to do in Chicago was the Shedd Aquarium. This Aquarium was enough for my boys to enjoy. There was a lot of art of various sea creatures made from recycled materials. It was very cool to see. There were various creatures from the local lakes.

One of the last places that we went to was the Skydeck. There of course was a longer wait. Everyone wants to come and see Chicago this way.  The Skydeck is glass that extends outward and you get to see the city below you. We wanted to go at around 2 o’clock but there was a 3 hour wait for it. We went again later in the day at around 6 and we waited about 30 minutes to get to the Skydeck.  It was worth it. It gets crowded so if you are not a fan of crowds go really early when they open at 9am or after 6pm. They close at 10 pm.

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We did all these attractions in one day.

Happy traveling!!!

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