Things To Do in the Chicago Area
The Chicago area offers fun things to do for everyone-from kids to adults. Get wild with the kids at the Lincoln Park Zoo, or enjoy cultural pursuits at one of Chicago many famed museums. Tour the world-famous Impressionist Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit Sue at the Field Museum of Natural History, the world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever unearthed. Get in on all the fun and excitement that the Windy City offers at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel.
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The Sears Tower reigned as the world’s tallest building since it overtook the World Trade Center upon its opening in June 1974. It is still the tallest building in the United States, and offers a Skydeck observation deck on the 103rd floor. Soaring 1,353 feet into the air, visiting the Skydeck of the Sears Tower offers spectacular views of the city. For more information on one of the best things to do around Chicago for families, visit www.searstower.com.
McCormick Place ranks as the largest exposition center in the United States, and McCormick Place is the third-largest anywhere in the world. Located about a mile south of downtown Chicago along the Lake Michigan shoreline, the McCormick Place convention center is actually made up of a series of four buildings. McCormick Place is home to the Chicago Auto Show. For more details about Chicago things to do at McCormick Place, visit www.mccormickplace.com. [Top]
Union Station opened in 1925, and is Chicago’s main train station and only intercity rail terminal. Chicago’s Union Station is between Adams and Jackson Street on the west side of Chicago. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, Chicago Transit Authority and METRA all connect at Union Station. For more information on Union Station, and other things to do and see in Chicago, Illinois, visit www.Chicagounionstation.com.
U.S. Cellular Field.
U.S. Cellular Field is the home field of the American League’s Chicago White Sox baseball team. Formerly known as Comiskey Park, the major league baseball park has been known as U.S. Cellular Field since 2003. Attending baseball games at U.S. Cellular Field is one of the best things to do with children in the Chicago area. For more information on U.S. Cellular Field, visit www.whitesox.mlb.com. [Top]
Soldier Field is the official home of the Chicago Bears NFL Football Team. Soldier Field is one of the legendary sporting venues in Chicago, IL. Soldier Field has also been home to top entertainers like Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. For details about attending events and Chicago things to do at Soldier Field, go to www.soldierfield.net.
United Center is the home of the Chicago Bulls and big-name headliners like Madonna and Celine Dion, plus top events like Cirque du Soleil. The United Center is one of Chicago’s leading entertainment centers, and features dining spots and luxury suites. United Center is also home to the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. For more details on sporting events at United Center and fun things to do in Chicago, visit www.unitedcenter.com. [Top]
Navy Pier is always one of the best things to with children when visiting Chicago. Navy Pier includes a carousel, Ferris wheel and carnival rides, plus more than 50 acres of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Navy Pier also features a giant IMAX theater, the Chicago Children's Museum, and is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. For more information on all the great things to do at Navy Pier with children in Chicago, go to www.navypier.com.
Magnificent Mile is a legendary stretch of Michigan Avenue well known for luxury shopping including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Gucci, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry and Tiffany & Co. For more information about shopping and things to do for families on Magnificent Mile, visit www.themagnificentmile.com. [Top]
Millennium Park is Chicago’s newly built 24-acre civic center and bordered by Michigan Avenue. Parts of Millennium Park include the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which is home to the Grant Park Music Festival and seats up to 11,000; McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink, Lurie Garden, Harris Theater, the Exelon Pavilions and McDonald's Cycle Center. For more information on Millennium Park, visit www.millenniumpark.org.
Wrigley Field baseball stadium is located in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago, Illinois and has been the place the Chicago Cubs have called home since 1916. Until 1970, Wrigley Field did double duty as the home field of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. For more information on attending Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field and more great things for families to do around Chicago, visit www.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark. [Top]