Visit Chicago With Lakefront Lines
Visit Chicago without the hassle of flying or racking up miles on your car. You’ll travel in the comfort of one of our luxury motorcoaches and experience The Birthplace of the Skyscraper worry free with prepaid meals, lodging, and tickets for major tours and attractions. Plus, you’ll be with a knowledgeable tour guide who will provide great stories behind the city’s most significant skyscrapers.
Top Places to See and Things To Do In The Birthplace of the Skyscraper
When visiting Chicago, there’s so much to see in so little time. The parks, the landmarks, the architecture, the shopping… The list of things to see and do in The Birthplace of the Skyscraper is endless!
We’re going to help you out and let you in on the must-see attractions in Chicago for a first-timer.
1. Navy Pier
Built by nationally-known architect Charles Sumner Frost, Navy Pier opened to the public in 1916 with the original name of Municipal Pier. The 3,300 foot long pier was named Navy Pier in 1927 to honor the naval veterans who served in World War I.
Today the pier is a beacon of family fun with several attractions like the Carousel, the Pepsi Wave Swinger, the Chicago Children’s museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and much more!
2. Millennium Park
This 24.5 acre expansion of land comprises the park that was officially opened in 2004 to celebrate the second millennium. Among all the gardens, concessions, sculptures, and art exhibitions is the ever popular Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean”. This steel sculpture sits in the AT&T Plaza offering enjoyment to tourists with its unique reflective surface—it’s the perfect selfie spot!
3. 360 CHICAGO
Formerly called the John Hancock Observatory, 360 CHICAGO is the city’s prime spot for admiring the epic skyline. From the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, you have a 360 view of the city, Lake Michigan, and a total of four states!
4. Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of America’s oldest and largest art museums with a permanent collection of nearly 300,000 works of art. The museum’s unique collection with several iconic works of art attracts thousands and thousands of visitors. Some of the most notable works of art that can be seen here are Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist and Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
5. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
If just walking around and looking at all the incredible skyscrapers isn’t enough, you can have a unique experience of Chicago’s architecture by taking the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. The 90 minute tour allows you to see all the notable buildings from the comfort of indoor and outdoor seating, a bar, and a professional tour guide.