From soaking up the city sights from above at Willis (Sears) Tower to getting your foodie on with deep-dish pizza, you can pack a ton into 24 hours in the Windy City.
1. Take a stroll through Millennium Park and down Michigan Ave.
2. Hop on an architecture river cruise for picturesque views.
Learn about the rich history of Chicago while taking in the architectural scenery that makes this city so unique.
3. Get high. (And, yes, we really mean high.)
Stand 1,353 feet above the streets of Chicago at Willis (Sears) Tower Skydeck
and take in some of the best views of the city. For an extra thrill, step out on one of the retractable glass balconies suspended 103 stories above South Wacker Drive. Or, head to the John Hancock Center
for an alternate view.
4. Head to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play ball.
Pick up some Cubs paraphernalia and head to the second oldest ballpark in the game. This combined with the passion of Cubs fans will make for an unforgettable experience.
5. Gorge your inner glutton with a slice of deep-dish.
Eat like the locals do by stopping in at Pequod’s Pizzeria for some authentic deep-dish pizza. If you’re looking for something non-traditional, check out Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. for a pizza pot pie.
6. Catch the summer fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday nights at Navy Pier.
This waterfront entertainment district lights up during the summer, literally. If you’re lucky, you can be on the 15-story ferris wheel when the sky lights up.
7. Soothe your ears and your tired feet with true Chicago blues.
Head to Blue Chicago
and take in some of the truly local sounds. Get there early – shows pack out by 9pm.
What would you do with 24 hours in Chicago? Tell us in the comments!