Eric P. said, "...an archetectural river cruise to view it from a whole new perspective (an absolute must). For tall buildings, the Skydeck at Willis Tower is pretty cool (glass ensclosed boxes that hang outside of the building) but I'd recommend that you skip the..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...price of a drink, you still get the view. Inside the ladies room, there's another great view. Haven't been up the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) since they added the ledge. Navy Pier? Only go there if there's something going on at the..." See More
Jill S. said, "...Park for sure. If you want the view of the city or love heights, then go to the observation deck at Willis Tower. But it's not on my list to take out of town guests because it's expensive. Navy Pier is..." See More
Brady H. said, "...would plan something nearby (such as lunch), as it is not like you would spend the entire day with the bean. Willis Tower (Sears) has a great observation deck, but many say that they prefer the observation deck of the Hancock Building..." See More
Staci N. said, "...Hi Christine! You're going to get some of the best views of the city at Willis Tower. Pay to go up on the Sky Deck and it's well worth your time. The Hancock Building now has an attraction called TILT that..." See More
Cheryl R. said, "...unless you want to take a ferris wheel ride. If you want a sky high view of the city, choose either Willis Tower or Hancock Building. John Hancock is nice because you can either pay for just the view, or you can..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...Pig . Take in the views of the river on your way there. The Sears Tower is now actually called the Willis Tower. I would also add this to the list for the views 103 floors up. If you're feeling brave,..." See More
Dan B. said, "...you should consider purchasing a CityPASS. I wish I had during my last visit with the kids. We hit the aquarium, Willis Tower, and Field Museum. We would have saved money on admissions, and in fact we could not even get..." See More
Christy E. said, "...take cabs or public transportation. 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..." See More
Davo H. said, "...I would actually recommend the Hancock Building rather than the Willis Tower. It has an arguably better view of the downtown and lakefront. The top floor is a restaurant/bar, so you can go have a drink or two while enjoying the..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...bars anymore but I'm sure there are a ton up in Lincoln Park. I'd also go to theHancock Building over the Willis Tower, you can go to the The Signature Lounge and have an expensive drink and still get the view..." See More
Jinny O. said, "...whether it's deep dish or 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..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...in April, you never know how the weather is going to be with outdoor activities, so I'd recommend checking out the Willis Tower where you can walk out on a glass ledge 103 floors up. Yep. I had to crawl out on..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...touristy though) after and check out the river too for some nice views. Another spot that might interest you is the Willis Tower where you can step out on a ledge 103 floors up! The views are pretty amazing from here. Here's..." See More
Lauren F. said, "...The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best in the world. For great views of the city, both the Willis Tower ($19.50) and Hancock Building ($19) have observation levels, but my favorite way to get my best bang for my..." See More
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Jillian G. said, "...Close by Chicago Union Station Main Entrance, you will find the Willis Tower which could be really fun for you and your son to check out the Skydeck from the top. You can buy tickets at the bottom when you arrive. For..." See More
John D. said, "... Willis Tower (sears) is a quick walk from there. As are many restaurants. If you were brazen you might even get in a quick taxi ride away to the Field Museum of Natural History. I recommend eating any Garret popcorn and Lou..." See More
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Lauren F. said, "...in Chicago at beautiful old theaters like the Cadillac Palace Theatre and the Oriental Theatre. For great views head to the Willis Tower. Hotel Burnham Chicago and the JW Marriott Chicago are my hotel recs here. Just outside the loop are..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...to see the "bean", pop into the The Art Institute of Chicago, or even head up to the top of the Willis Tower for a view 103 floors up. You can also easily walk to Michigan Avenue (fairly touristy with mainstream shops),..." See More
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Ted N. said, "...drink inside the The Palmer HousePalmer House Hotel. Absolutely beautiful inside and very close to Milleneum Park. Go up on the Willis Tower Sear's Sky Deck. Even if the line is long, they move you through quite efficiently and once you are..." See More
Melissa H. said, "...I second the Willis Tower recommendation. Be brave and stand out in one of the glass boxes. If you like theatre check out what Steppenwolf Theatre Co have on the go or if comedy is your thing you need to see Second..." See More
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Staci N. said, "...are amazing. Purchase a CityPass to save money. Visit five of the seven main attractions for a discounted price. I recommend Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and 360 CHICAGO (the old John Hancock Building). Skydeck Chicago is..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...as are the Field Museum of Natural History, the The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Willis Tower (Sears Tower to folks who live here and refuse to call it that), the John Hancock Observatory. Visitors tend..." See More
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