Formerly the John Hancock Observatory. One of Chicago’s fascinating tourist attractions visit the John Hancock Center to take in breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and even four neighboring states. The observatory is located 1,000 feet above Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. Enjoy refreshments at the café located on the 94th floor.
Visit Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction when you spend a day exploring Navy Pier. Built in 1916, the 3,300ft pier is one of the most historic and memorable landmarks in Chicago. Attractions on Navy Pier include sightseeing tours, Pier Park- featuring the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago’s Children’s museum and an IMAX theater.
Chicago shopping is known worldwide as a premier fashion destination. The Magnificent Mile or often referred to as “The Mag Mile” is a prestigious area in the heart of Downtown Chicago and is known for its world-class shopping. Just minutes from the beach, Oak Street Shopping provides an upscale experience for the avid shopper. For Neighborhood Shopping, venture down to Division Street and the Southport Corridor where it is home to shops featuring independent and Chicago-based designers. Continue down to Lincoln Park Neighborhood, where you can enjoy chic boutiques, or go to Broadway for great restaurants.
Explore the birthplace of the skyscraper via Chicago's waves on the Chicago Line's 90 minute architectural boat tour. From the Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier to the Chicago Tribune Tower to the Willis Tower [formerly Sears Tower] you can capture the Architectural splashes that make Chicago legendary. Cost is $38 for adults.
Explore iconic Millennium Park on your next visit in Chicago. Home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city. Featured in the park are the infamous sculpture The Bean, Pritzker Pavilion hosting many outdoor concerts and the interesting Crown fountain. In the winter months, enjoy ice skating on the McCormick Tribune Plaza ice rink.