8 Quintessential Chicago Experiences for Every First-Time Visitor05 June 2016
Chicago offers the kind of attractions you would expect in a big city: historic architecture and museums, ample shopping neighborhoods, a busy nightlife scene, brilliant green spaces and a breathtaking water front. If you're visiting the Windy City for the first time, follow this list to take part in the most quintessential experiences my home base has to offer.
1 | Wander through Millennium Park
2 | Shop the Magnificent Mile
3 | Pick Your Preference at Museum Campus
Even as a local, the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour is a highlight. Chicago is legendary for its architecture, and what better way to experience it than on a relaxing cruise down the river. Tickets are a bit steep at $44 for a 90-minute ride, but it's well worth it.
5 | Stand Above the Skyline at the Willis Tower
6 | Stroll along Lakefront Path
7 | Catch a Game at Wrigley Field
8 | Have a Laugh at Second City
The city has a vast comedy culture, and Chicago's The Second City is the most famous comedy theaters by far, with famous alumni like John Belushi, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley and Tina Fey, to name a few. Still a favorite among locals, check the calendar to see what's playing and reserve tickets in advance so you don't miss out!