Attractions to see in Chicago this year

This tiger is one of the best attractions to see in Chicago ... photo by CC user peddhapati on Flickr

If you’re planning a trip to Chicago, get excited- the Windy City has plenty of activities for you to choose from, and something for everyone in your group to enjoy, from the avid sports lover to the arts and culture enthusiast. Here’s a quick overview of some activities that you might want to participate in on your trip. Just make sure you sort out an ESTA visa before hand if you need one. you an see here:

Chicago may be a big city, but there’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy as well. The Lincoln Park Zoo houses 1,200 animals and is one of the oldest zoos in the country. Even better? It’s absolutely free! There’s also the nearby Lincoln Park Conservatory, and Lincoln Park itself stretches right along the lakefront for beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

You’ll also want to make a trip to Maggie Daley Park, the newest lakefront park in the city. If you’re visiting in winter, the Skating Ribbon pairs perfectly with a cup of hot cocoa, and starting in spring of 2015, Maggie Daley Park will have several new exciting features for visitors to enjoy, such as a Climbing Park, a Play Garden, a Wave Lawn, and a Slide Crater. Pack a picnic and prepare to spend the day at the park- with so many things to do, you might not want to leave!

If bad weather strikes on your trip, make your way to one of Chicago’s famed museums. The Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and the Art Institute are all close enough that you can hit more than one in a day, and each is a world-renowned institution that will leave you in awe. Want to see the city without necessarily going outside? Head to 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Observatory or the Skydeck at the Willis Tower for jaw-dropping views of the city from over 1,000 feet in the air.

As Frank Sinatra famously sang, “my kind of town, Chicago is”- and after your visit, we’re sure you’ll agree!