Coolest Things to do in Chicago
Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we think Chicago is the best city in the country. When you come for a visit, you definitely won’t want to miss getting to the top of Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) and checking out the other typical touristy things. However, we’ve got some other super-cool suggestions for how to spend your time when you come to Chicago.
- Grant Park
The Cloud Gate Statue, often referred to as “The Bean” can be found close to the entrance of Millennium Park. Getting a selfie here is a must, but don’t miss the rest of the park. The summer is when the bandshell comes to life with all sorts of musical performances.
- Chicago Riverwalk
Nothing beats enjoying Chicago from the water. You can see all the architectural amazements from the water. But if you’re not one to go on boats, you can take a walking tour. It’s good exercise too, which you’ll need after stopping in some of the restaurants and cafes over there.
- The 606
Try out this elevated trail that connects the Northside neighborhoods for exercise and to see the interactive works of art along the way. Bike rentals make a great way to see it all!
- Green Mill
Take in some history where famous people from Frank Sinatra to Al Capone once roamed. Over 100 years of history reverberate through these walls, where it was the best place in its heyday to come for jazz. It still brings in plenty of big names so stop by to see what’s shakin’.
- Field Museum
Dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian artifacts and Native American Indian relics all mingle under one roof in this fascinating museum, one of the best in the world. There is so much to see here you could spend an entire day roaming the halls and still not see it all.
- Lake Michigan
In the summer, it’s the best place to be to soak up that sun. Sunbathe, go fishing, swimming, or even fly a kite. There are many ways to stay busy here. It’s still a beautiful place to look around when it’s cold outside though.
- Wrigley Field
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate a tour of Wrigley Field. There’s a lot to do with bars restaurants around this century-old stadium, whether you like sports or not.
- Go to a real Irish Pub
And finally, don’t forget to visit a real Irish pub while you’re in town. At The Irish Nobleman, we have Happy Hour 7 days a week for 2 hours a day from 4pm to 6pm, plus a tasty menu with Irish and American fare expertly crafted from scratch to order. It will fill you up and give you a great place to retreat after seeing all the sights. Come on in! We’re open!