The Navy Pier is one of the biggest highlights of any trip to Chicago, with this 50-acre area playing host to museums, activities and restaurants. It’s an ideal spot for families as there’s so much to do here, from the Funhouse Maze to a dinosaur expedition.
Spanning 25-acres of beautiful landscape, Millennium Park is synonymous with Chicago. Here you’ll find iconic displays of art, including Cloud Gate or ‘The Bean’ as it’s known, as well as striking architecture and picturesque fountains. Grab a picnic, head down to the park and enjoy the sunshine; alternatively, Millennium Park is truly breath-taking in the winter, with carolling and ice skating to enjoy.
This is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, with some spectacular artefact and specimen exhibitions. Anyone interested in history will be in their element here – it’s a great place to learn about different cultures, fossils and wildlife species.