4 MUST-VISIT PLACES IN CHICAGO
Planning to take a weekend break and visit the Chi-city? You're in good hands, here's a list of 5 places in Chicago that you absolutely need to visit. And just a forewarning, don't forget to carry a jacket and some ear muffs when you visit the windy city, the weather is here is known to play the wild card every now and then.
1. NAVY PIER
One of the most popular landmarks of Chi-city, Navy Pier is a spot filled with bustling energy and entertainment. The 3300 feet-long pier is located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan and has shops, parks, restaurants, family attractions and most importantly a breathtaking view of the city. If you're the kind of traveler who likes to sit in a coffee-shop or a restaurant by the lake and enjoy the beautiful views of the city, this is the place for you.
2. WILLIS TOWER
Seeking a little adventure and thrill, how about you go and stand on a glass ledge that's 1,353 feet above the ground. Relax, it's not as scary as it sounds...only a little bit more than that but it's worth it all. The Willis Tower Sky Deck offers unbelievable views of the city, it's one thing to see the views from your eye level and a totally another one to see the view beneath you when you're so high up in the air. The Sky Deck is open daily and you can book your tickets in advance too.
3. MILLENIUM PARK
You know that photo of the silver bean that always pops up when you google 'Chicago', this is the place you'll find it at. But don't go to Millenium Park just for the bean, it has a lot more to offer. The 24.5 acre park has beautiful lush gardens, an ice rink, monuments, pavilions and much more for you to explore. This is definitely not the spot that you should skip while out and about in the windy city.
4. MAGNIFICENT MILE
No trip is a happy trip without some shopping, ha? Explore Chicago's best shopping district - the Mag Mile that's home to some of the biggest luxury retailers in the world. From Louis Vuttion to Prada to Harry Winston, you name it and Mag Mile's got it. It's not just for nothing that the Mag Mile is considered to be one of the best shopping avenues in the world. Be prepared to splurge some moola at the Magnificent Mile.