4 mentions in Best free things to do in Chicago?
Lauren F. said, "...On a nice day spend some time in Millennium Park and check out Cloud Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and Maggie Daley Park - totally free and a beautiful spot near the lake to walk around for hours. Stop by..." See More
Katherine R. said, "...Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art admission is $5. Definitely check out Millennium Park, which is also free. Lincoln Park Zoo admission is also free. Lincoln Park..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...and more people about. If the weather is nice, go for a boat ride on the river or lake. Check out Millennium Park. Go to the The Signature Lounge at the Hancock and have a drink and a great view. If..." See More
Lauren F. said, "...their famous chocolate cake shake. Below is a deep dish from The Art of Pizza :) It's great to walk around Millennium Park, especially on a nice day. If you're into museums and/or art, The Art Institute of Chicago is one..." See More
Justin H. said, "... Millennium Park Field Museum of Natural History Aviary Next (restaurant) Girl & the Goat Three Dots and a Dash Piece Brewery & Pizzeria Mercadito Chicago Half Acre Beer Company Mercat a la Planxa..." See More
3 mentions in In Chicago in early May for one night only; suggestions?
Emily B. said, "...a few places downtown and then heading into a couple different neighborhoods for dinner and drinks. I might start downtown at Millennium Park to see the fountains, Cloud Gate (the bean) and do plenty of people watching! Then either jump on the..." See More
Melissa C. said, "...to the Lakefront Trail. Walk the lakefront or rent a Divvy Bike to head south. Park the bikes to wander around Millennium Park (take some selfies in the bean!) and visit one of the best museums in the world, The Art Institute..." See More
Jose S A. said, "...My typical Chicago tour for visitors: 1. Navy Pier (Can take Architecture Boat Tour from there) 2. Millennium Park ("The Bean") 3. N Michigan Ave 4. Wrigleyville (Bonus if there is a game)..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...It's located in the loop, so this would also give you a chance to walk around the area. Close by is Millennium Park which is fairly touristy, although do check out the giant bean if you haven't seen it. They also have..." See More
Christy E. said, "...We didn't do everything on your tentative itinerary, but we did see The Field Museum , Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Millennium Park, Loop, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Cultural Center , the former Marshall Field's (now a Macy's) and walked down by..." See More
Tommy H. said, "...walk south down Michigan Avenue to the Cultural Center. After checking that place out you could walk across the street to Millennium Park Depending on the day of the week you might be able to catch a live concert or orchestra at..." See More
3 mentions in Kid friendly places for a day trip in downtown Chicago?
Lauren F. said, "...Hi Steve- On a nice day you can head over to Maggie Daley Park, the newly opened park next to Millennium Park that has a great playground. Lincoln Park Zoo is another great free option for a nice day and for museums..." See More
Katherine R. said, "...Chicago Children's Museum is extremely kid-friendly for obvious reasons, but a bit pricey. Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park are close to one another and have fun climbing things/interactive sculpture for kids. The Art Institute of Chicago has a free kids' room..." See More
Will C. said, "...if you want to visit a zoo. Now that the summer has started, there is usually live music or performances in Millennium Park. Water taxis are a good way to see the architecture and buildings from the river which is right..." See More
Laura G. said, "...If you're going to be in that area of Michigan Ave. anyway, you should definitely go to the Bean. It's in Millennium Park which also has art installations, gardens, and a big fountain all with the lake in the background. Just a..." See More
Cheryl R. said, "...of your mentioned spots are free to view, so they aren't really traps because you don't pay anything. Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are a must. The Navy Pier doesn't have much going on, but you can walk through it without spending..." See More
3 mentions in Best Chicago pizza?
Melissa H. said, "...When I was in Chicago in 2011 I went to Giordano's just to the north of Millennium Park. I had the personal sized sausage and it was delicious and ready quickly. Now that I've experienced the deep dish pizza I can..." See More
Tim C. said, "...Exchequer Restaurant & Pub's pizza.....Hands down, the best! Walking distance from Millennium Park, excellent deep dish pizza, and many different beers and wines to sample...." See More
Sharon D. said, "...If you're staying near Millennium Park try the pizza Pizano's PizzaThey are part of the Malnetti family and the pizza is great. Another famous Chicago pizza isGino's East. It's got to be pan though if you're in Chicago...." See More
2 mentions in What to do with a 7 year old in Chicago?
Melissa C. said, "...dollhouses. I believe they also have an audio tour that is just for kids. And it is right next door to Millennium Park where you can visit the Bean. Have a great time!..." See More
James C. said, "...Chicago food and drinks can be expensive in the touristy areas (core of downtown, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile). But you can definitely still see a TON of stuff by just walking through these areas..." See More
Jinny O. said, "...thin crust, it tastes like the ones you'd find in Italy. 2. Get up to the Willis Tower 3. Walk around Millennium Park You'll have yourself an album full of great photos from this place. 4. Buckingham Fountain 5. Rent a city..." See More
2 mentions in Chicago with Kids- where to stay and what to do?
Kristi D. said, "...from downtown, the Brookfield Zoo is the nicer of the two zoos but will require a train ride into the suburbs. Millennium Park is nice to visit, there's the bean where you can take some interesting reflective photos, there's the Crown Fountain..." See More
2 mentions in Kid Friendly in Chicago
Melissa C. said, "...the back room (they have crayons on the tables). Plus, the food is delicious. I also highly recommend the Shedd Aquarium. Millennium Park is a fun place to walk around. Kids love seeing themselves in Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean...." See More
Sarah L. said, "...is great and the Shedd Aquarium are must-sees if you love to walk around museums as well as the art institute. Millennium Park is also nice to walk through and I'd say to come back to visit just so you can see..." See More
Jinny O. said, "...thin crust, it tastes like the ones you'd find in Italy. 2. Get up to the Willis Tower 3. Walk around Millennium Park. You'll have yourself an album full of great photos from this place. 4. Buckingham Fountain 5. Rent a..." See More
Vince A. said, "...Chicago has a beautiful skyline and so much to do and see. Stay near N Michigan Ave and can walk to Millennium Park where thy have free shows and concerts. Take a river cruise on the Chicago River. Go on top of..." See More
Will C. said, "...MUSEUMS: Museum Campus for several different museums in a walkable distance SHOPPING: Magnificent Mile WALKING: Chicago Riverwalk and Navy pier KIDS: Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park..." See More
2 mentions in What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
Jillian G. said, "...of Chicago. The variety of current exhibitions will not disappoint. It's diverse and beautiful. From there, I would walk over to Millennium Park and take a selfie in front of the bean. Why not? You could also hit up the Skydeck Chicago..." See More
Manishi S. said, "...and Industry is my favorite. Shedd Aquarium is a great place as well. In the evening, make sure to visit the Millennium Park. Go their before sunset and stay till all lights come on. Michigan Avenue (on which Millennium Park is)..." See More
2 mentions in Must-do things in Chicago?
Tandy L. said, "...Oh, since you're going to be going to Millennium Park early on, there are a few brunch spots that I really love around that area! Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe : Your standard breakfast fare with a little more pizzazz. Their pancakes and..." See More
Matthew H. said, "...I wanted to add a few tips for the venues you mentioned (and suggest a couple more venues you might like). Millennium Park is a must see attraction on foot, so bring your camera with you; when it originally opened there was..." See More
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Katherine R. said, "...Chicago has a great system of public parks with awesome, toddler-friendly playgrounds. You could take your 2-year-old to Millennium Park or to the playground at Maggie Daley Park if you're staying downtown. But check out neighborhoods like Lincoln Square Neighborhood for kid-friendly..." See More
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