12 Mind-Blowing Escapes

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 7:36pm by Editorial Staff

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In need of inspiration? Let us show you some of our most mind-blowing escapes in Chicago!

Chicago’s Navy Pier

Since 1995 Chicago’s Navy Pier has been one of the most popular and exciting destinations for adults and children alike. With such an abundance of things to see including the Children’s Museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Navy Pier IMAX Theater, and numerous arts, gardens and performances, you are certain to be impressed. If you are in the mood for something more exhilarating, check out the ferris wheel and rides, Polk Bros. Fountain and Plaza, or take a sightseeing or dinner cruise.

Lake Shore Drive

Take a stroll along the Lake Shore Trail and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, be amazed with the displays and information at the Museum of Science and Industry, experience a piece of sports history at The Soldier Field, cool off and enjoy the lights at Buckingham Fountain, or visit with the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse

The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse has served as a magnificent marvel for residents and visitors alike since 1919, and remains a breathtaking focal point of the edge of Navy Pier to this day. If you are one to appreciate the beauty of lighthouses (and who isn’t?) this one is definitely worth checking out.

Millennium Park

Get your camera ready so that you can take some of these mind-blowing memories home with you! Millennium Park is home to the incredible 110 lb. stainless steel sculpture that the locals refer to as the “Bean”, as well as an abundance of other art displays, events and festivals.

The Magnificent Mile

Situated in Chicago’s Michigan Avenue District, the Magnificent Mile is home to a wide variety of attractions, events and shows, live music and museums. Enjoy endless shopping, international cuisine, an abundance of entertainment, majestic natural beauty and architecture when you visit one of the top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world.

Wrigley Field

Catch a Cubs game or rock out to a concert at the world famous Wrigley Field. Take a limo ride and drive in style to the Stadium as it has played a big part in a variety of famous movies and television shows throughout its lifespan, and continues to provide residents and tourists alike with unforgettable experiences. Not in the mood for a game or concert? Call ahead and ask about simply taking a tour of this magnificent stadium.

Second City

This improv is a legacy when it comes to the comedy business, producing such wonders as John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray over the years. If you are in the mood to laugh until you cry, you might want to reserve your spot early as seats tend to sell out fast.

Art Institute of Chicago

Whether you are an art enthusiast or you are simply beginning to get into touch with your artsy side, the Art Institute of Chicago is the place to see. The 2nd largest art museum in the United States, the institute is home to breathtaking exhibits by artists like Grant Wood and Edward Hopper. With more than 300,000 works of art, including the new Modern Wing, the museum features something for everyone’s taste.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

During the winter months, be sure to stop by the Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue and experience the unbelievable music produced by the world famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and music director Riccardo Muti. When the weather warms up, the Symphony can be found taking up residence at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

Skydeck Chicago’s the Ledge

Prepare yourself for a view like no other when you visit the Ledge, located at the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy unmatched views of Chicago as well as four neighboring states when you step inside one of the glass boxes that protrude from the skyscraper’s side.

Shedd Aquarium

Enjoy a wide variety of aquatic habitats and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan when you visit this state of the art aquarium located in Chicago. See unique exhibits like the Beluga whales, Grandad, Jellies and the Caribbean Reef.

Holy Name Cathedral

One of the largest cathedrals in the United States, this majestic architectural creation is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Its ornate ceilings and marvelous stained glass windows will leave you speechless.

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