If you want to eliminate boredom from your vocabulary this summer and enjoy lakeside beaches; constantly exceptional music, food/drink, and arts festivals; an engaging city life with massive skyscrapers and interesting architecture; and basically any interesting or fun activity you could imagine, then Chicago, Illinois is your destination. Each week, there is so much to do in Chicago that you’ll be trying to cram as many activities as you can into your schedule. Here are some of the top attractions to visit and events to attend in Chicago this summer.
To start off, check out Millennium Park. Every Monday and Thursday there are free concerts in Millennium Park by local musicians in addition to artists from all around the world. While you’re there, you might as well take your touristy pictures by the Cloud Gate sculpture—also known as The Bean—and the interactive Crown Fountain video sculpture.
Love the thrill of heights? If you’re really looking for an adrenaline rush of sorts then go 94 stories high with 360 Chicago and tilt 1,000 feet in the air over the Chicago skyline. Never thought you could do that, right?
Want to put your feet firmly back on the ground? Grant Park also has its weekly share of free music concerts during the week and weekend along Lake Michigan. There will also be tons of music, as there always is in Chicago.
If you want to take a trip a bit north, enjoy the beauty that the Lincoln Park area has to offer. While you’re at it, check out the beach, try some stand-up paddleboarding to test your balance and athleticism, and admire views of the Chicago skyline.
Oh, and there’s also one of the best museums in the country, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the second tallest building in the USA, the Willis (or Sears) Tower.
And hey, maybe your hotel will look like this?