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The Windy City has a diverse range of attractions that include everything from world-class museums to modern, sky-high observation decks overlooking the city. If you’re planning a group trip to Chicago, there’s more than enough to fill multiple days in your itinerary.
Need some ideas on the top things to experience in Chicago? Check out a few of these top-ranked attractions in the heart of the Midwest:
There’s been a longstanding discussion on whether you call the famous Millennium Park sculpture “The Bean” or “Cloud Gate.” Either way, Cloud Gate (or The Bean) and Crown Fountain are two of the most popular attractions in this famous park. The 25-acre urban park is a hub for music festivals, public art, cultural events, and much more. Enjoy a performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, cool off in the Crown Fountain, and soak up some sun on the park’s perfectly manicured lawns.
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 742-1168
Visiting Chicago gives groups the opportunity to visit one of the most prestigious and world-renowned museums in the country, The Art Institute of Chicago! The museum’s robust collection includes everything from ancient Egyptian and Roman figures and an impressive roster of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Not only is The Art Institute hailed as one of the best art museums in the country, it's one of the largest as well. Dedicate at least half of your group’s day to explore this historic Chicago gem.
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 443-3600
If you’ve seen postcard-worthy waterfront images of Chicago, its likely been of Navy Pier. Navy Pier has been an important part of Chicago’s history since 1916 and is now a popular tourist attraction. Until 2015, the pier was home to the world’s first Ferris wheel, that has since been retired. The pier hosts a variety of local events and is also a great way to take in the fresh air off of Lake Michigan. Ride the carnival rides, grab some Chicago-style pizza, and enjoy the waterfront views.
Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 595-7437
For almost 25 years, the 110-story Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world. Although the building is no longer the tallest in the world, it still offers great views of the Chicago cityscape. Groups of more than 20 can take advantage of discounted admission to this popular tourist attraction. Be sure to check the deck’s event page to catch sky-high events featuring everything from local cuisine and exercise classes. Image Credit.
Address: 233 S. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 875-9696
With over 32,000 animals representing 1,500 species, the Shedd Aquarium is among the largest aquariums in the world. Some of the Shedd Aquarium’s most popular residents include beluga whales, dolphins, and several species of jellyfish. The comprehensive exhibits provide entertainment and education for visitors of all ages! Get up close and personal with additional experiences like sea otter encounters and shark feeding tours. Image Credit.
Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 939-2438
If your group includes major-league baseball fans, visiting Wrigley Field is a must. Home to the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field has been a cornerstone ballpark in MLB since 1914. Groups can take tours of the field during both game days and non-game days. Large groups of up to 50 visitors can book a private tour with a knowledgeable personal tour guide. Whether you want to see the ball park up close or you feel like catching an exciting game, Wrigley Field should be at the top of every sports lover’s Chicago trip.
Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 404-2827
Welcoming more than 1.5 million visitors every year, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) ranks among one of the best science museums in the country. With over 400,000 square feet of educational exhibition space, MSI Chicago is also one of the largest science museums in the world. MSI Chicago has exhibits on everything from coal mining to space exploration and unique collections that include a miniature fairy castle and an extensive maze of mirrors. Don’t worry adults, MSI Chicago isn’t for the little ones. The diverse roster of exhibitions appeal to guests of all ages!
Address: 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Phone: (773) 684-1414
One may ask, “what's so special about a fountain?” In Chicago, Buckingham Fountain isn’t just a fountain; it’s a landmark piece of Beaux-Arts-style architecture that serves as a backdrop for many local events and festivals. Located in popular green space Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain is a perfect place for a photo op and to also enjoy a refreshing cool breeze off of Lake Michigan. If you visit Grant Park in the evening, you can catch a light show that illuminates the fountain in an array of colors.v
Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 742-3918
There are many reasons why Lincoln Park Zoo holds a special place in the hearts of locals. The zoo opened in 1868 and has been open ever since, making it one of the oldest zoos in North America. On top of being one of the oldest zoos, the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the few completely free admission zoos in the country. Spend a day exploring Lincoln Park, and then head into the zoo to learn about their furry and scaly residents. You’ll find everything from polar bears and penguins to pygmy hippos and black rhinos.
Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 742-2000
Are you a fan of architecture? Are you a fan of shopping? If you nodded your head to both of these questions, then Magnificent Mile is the place for you. This Northern portion of Michigan Avenue in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago is home to some of the city's most posh dining spots as well as high-end stores like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Historic landmarks like The Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower are located along the Magnificent Mile, making it an important stop for any architecture lover. Have your private charter bus shuttle your group along the famous street or take a stroll and have your driver pick everyone up after a day of shopping and sightseeing.
Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 642-3570
Since its founding in 1833, Chicago has grown to become a booming metropolis and one of the largest cities in the country. Such a big city offers visitors an array of everything from hip, trendy neighborhoods to upscale, luxury locations. On your next group trip to Chicago, be sure to explore some of these popular Windy City neighborhoods:
As a major part of Chicago’s downtown area, The Loop is where business meets leisure. The Loop encompasses a large area between the coastline of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. It includes the city’s central business district and convention centers like McCormick Place, as well as big attractions like Millennium Park, The Art Institute, Grant Park, and the Chicago Theatre. The Loop is the place to be for visitors who want the quintessential metropolis skyline and close proximity to all the best attractions. In The Loop, you’ll also find a wide selection of popular local eateries like The Gage, perfect for an evening meal. This neighborhood is a great daytime destination, but nightlife can get a bit sparse for groups who want a big night out on the town.
River North is a triple threat. It’s close to top attractions, has amazing nightlife, and encompasses some of the best dining and retail options in the city. No wonder it's a popular neighborhood for tourists searching for lodging options. River North is home to top local eateries like The Purple Pig, Lou Malnati’s, and Portillo’s Hot Dogs. The neighborhood is a straight shot to Navy Pier and just across the river from Millennium Park. Grab a Chicago-style hot dog for lunch, catch a show at the House of Blues Chicago, and then hit the town for a night out at hip bars like Three Dots and a Dash.
Located just next door to River North, Streeterville is home to Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Water Tower Place, and much more. Streeterville is the best neighborhood for groups of avid shoppers. Groups will find a selection of high-end hotels in Streeterville as well as some more affordable options for groups traveling with a tighter budget. Groups traveling with children will have easy access to Navy Pier and the Chicago Children’s Museum. Adults focused on shopping will have posh boutiques along Magnificent Mile and a unique 7-floor shopping experience at Water Tower Place.
Hyde Park is about 11 miles south of The Loop and Chicago's downtown area. This neighborhood is home to the Museum of Science and Industry and the prestigious University of Chicago. If your group is visiting Chicago to see the typical tourist attractions, Hyde Park may be far but it’s worth an afternoon visit. The beautiful green spaces in Hyde Park are a much quieter alternative to the busy parks in The Loop. Jackson Park and Washington Park offer a breath of fresh air compared to other locations in the city. Admire the beautiful outdoor views, take in the immaculate architecture on the University of Chicago campus, and explore the neighborhood’s world-class museums.
Lincoln Park is where tree-lined residential streets reign supreme, but that doesn’t mean visitors and tourists won’t have plenty to do. This neighborhood is home to the historic Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, and North Avenue Beach. If your group wants a quieter, family-friendly neighborhood to explore, Lincoln Park is one of the best destinations in Chicago. Although Lincoln Park has plenty to do, it doesn’t have as many hotel options compared to River North and The Loop. Regardless, Lincoln Park should be a must-stop neighborhood for groups of families traveling with children. Learn about animals from across the globe at Lincoln Park Zoo and dig your toes in the sand along Lake Michigan.
For large groups and long-distance trips, the 56-passenger bus is the best vehicle with the most value. You’ll even have room to store luggage, equipment, and supplies in the bays below the bus and in overhead bins above the seats.
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