If you haven’t taken the time to visit Chicago yet, you definitely need to add it to your list. Whether you’re moving to the windy city from another state or are just visiting for the weekend, there are many different activities to do and see. But with so much to visit in one weekend, how do you know what spots to hit first? Here’s a list of five must-see spots to visit in Chicago before you head out of town.
- The Lakefront Trail
This trail that lines the lakefront for more than 15- miles and is quite a sight to see. It’s bordered by beaches, green space, and of course, Lake Michigan. Walking just a section of the Lakefront Trail is a great way to experience a front row seat to Lake Michigan, so grab a bike and make sure to explore!
- Navy Pier
Not only is Navy Pier a great place to visit if you’re in town for the weekend, it also has an interesting history. It’s been part of the University of Illinois Campus, a warehouse, and a port. Today, part of it is a children’s museum and continues to be a great place to eat, catch a tour boat, see a movie, or ride the iconic ferris wheel.
- The Museum Campus
If you’re one that loves to learn about history and animals alike, you’ll want to take the time to visit the Museum campus. The campus is home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. Stop by to visit Sue, a giant T-Rex at the Field Museum, or catch a dolphin or whale show at Shedd Aquarium.
- Lincoln Park
This 1,200-acre park is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, beaches, golf courses, soccer field, and even bird sanctuaries. You can also find a nature museum, many different scenic spots with picnic tables, and even has a tomb from 1857, which acts as a reminder that part of the park was a cemetery at one point in time.
- The Museum of Science and Industry
Jackson Park is located in the southern part of Lake Shore Drive and houses the most famous remnant of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, The Museum of Science and Industry. Explore the different exhibits, and dream about what it would be like to be a kid again.
To end your day, stop by for a drink and a bite to eat at Crazy Pour. Located at 105 E North Ave in Villa Park, IL. Visit our website to browse our daily specials and large drink menu.