Eric P. said, "...day the views are amazing and you can enjoy them in comfort as you sip a memosa and eat crab legs. Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are well worth a visit - and free. Enjoy! Eric..." See More
Jill S. said, "...I've lived my entire life in Chicago, and would recommend Cloud Gate and Millenium 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..." See More
Brady H. said, "...Navy Pier is awful if you tend avoid touristy areas. Cloud Gate is interesting, but I 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..." See More
Staci N. said, "...and down N Michigan Ave and browse the shops. It's what you do on Magnificent Mile! You must stop and see Cloud Gate. It's such a unique structure. Check out Millenium Park while you're over there. The Navy Pier is great..." See More
Rich B. said, "...The Cloud Gate (bean) is worth it. It will be crowded so get there early for a good picture in front of it. I would recommend (in order) 1. Architectural Tour of the river 2. Hancock Building - go to signature room..." See More
Cheryl R. said, "...A lot 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..." See More
Kimberly W. said, "...even know where to begin. Tons of museums: My favorites: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium. In Chicago, there are great live music: Schubas, Lincoln..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...North or Gold Coast as both neighborhoods are very walkable to N Michigan Ave shopping and restaurants. Also, the bean at Cloud Gate which is a must for your little one! Some of my favorite food spots: Au Cheval for the cheeseburger!..." See More
Paige B. said, "...all along N Michigan Ave and also cool things to see such as the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cloud Gate, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Lincoln Park ect. You can walk all over the city and transportation is..." See More
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Emily B. said, "...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 blue line and head northwest to..." See More
Christa H. said, "...an Arcade in a bar. Sooooo much fun. You can do brunch at Bongo Room. I like the Shedd Aquarium and Cloud Gate is Okaaaay but not a huge deal to me. (Mind you I am from the Chicago area so maybe..." See More
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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..." See More
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Lauren F. said, "...Chicago are my hotel recs here. Just outside the loop are my favorite spots on a nice day, Millennium Park with Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) and Maggie Daley Park, and The Art Institute of Chicago on a not as nice day...." See More
Jillian G. said, "...recommend you stay in River North. I like River North because it gives you the option to walk to places like Cloud Gate to see the "bean", pop into the The Art Institute of Chicago, or even head up to the top..." See More
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Will C. said, "...Chicago Millenium Park and Cloud Gate tourist attractionsChicago Water Taxi to take you along the river. See the cityscape in the heart of the cityPortillo'sBuddy Guy's Legends for some blues musicEl Hefe Mexican Restaurant for a party on Sunday nightChicago Riverwalk newly..." See More