Chicago is one of the great American cities, one of those places that you just need to visit at least once in your life. There are so many attractions in the city, iconic venues, and historical landmarks, there’s never a dull moment when you’re visiting the “Windy City!”
Cloud Gate is probably the biggest tourist attraction in Chicago! The iconic artwork at the center of Millennium Park is a favorite site for photographs as the surface provides a perfect reflection of Chicago’s stunning skyline. The giant sculpture measures 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet. Cloud Gate was designed and installed between 2004 and 2006 by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor and nicknamed The Bean by Chicagoans
The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is one of Chicago’s biggest attractions. It’s one of the greatest urban avenues in the world and is one of the Top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world. It has endless shopping, international cuisine, top rated hotels, lively entertainment, and beautiful architecture.
Wrigley Field is Chicago’s MLB ball field, home to the Chicago Cubs. It was built in 1914 and the Cubs played their first game there in 1916. The stadium is a temple of Americana, known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, the red marquee over the main entrance, and the hand-tuned scoreboard. Wrigley Field is so old school it was the last MLB park to have lights installed for play after dark (finally installed in 1988). If you can find tickets, you have to catch a game at this legendary stadium.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art has been around since 1967 and is still one of the most popular places in Chicago to this day. The MCA is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues. There are thousands of pieces of Post-World War II visual art. In 2015, they housed a David Bowie exhibit, which attracted over 193,000 attendees. The museum has pieces from Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Alexander Calder.