Best time and places to visit in Chicago

 

Best time and places to visit in Chicago :

The windy city Chicago is the sparkling gem of the Midwest and the third largest city in the United States best travel destination. Chicago is known to be the best city with fascinating landmarks and sites of interest to visit for travelers. Visiting Chicago doesn’t meant to flow cash from your pockets since Chicago is filled with great museums and cultural institutions. It’s an excellent place for many theaters and clubs as well as restaurants, boutiques and sports venues. You can find outdoor family fun along with history and culture without spending a cent.

Apart from several travel destinations in Chicago, the weather is the only factor to consider when to visit this place. While winter is deeply cold and windy with ice and snow. Mostly the winter is deeply cold and windy with ice and snow, so the most suitable time to visit Chicago is between April to May or from September to October, as the city comes alive with festivities and the moment the temperatures are become warm.

While summer is the most popular time to visit Chicago since the weather would be excellent enough for sightseeing, nevertheless, the travelers should bear the crowd and higher prices during this season.

The most visited Chicago travel destinations are :

Magnificent MILE

The ‘Mag Mile’ is the heart of the city’s shopping district. All the big names in shopping are present here, from Disney, Apple and Niketown to Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue. The areas around the Magnificent Mile are some of Chicago’s wealthiest places. A walk along the Magnificent Mile is a great, free way to take in Chicago’s history and architecture.

The Mile is also home to 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 23,000 hotel rooms in 60 hotels and five museums.

Navy Pier :

Navy Pier is a large pier on Lake michigan near Streeterville, close to Chicago’s downtown. Originally known as the Municipal Pier nr 2. The pier was designed as a shipping and entertainment area. In its first decade, the Municipal Pier was successfully attracting both visitors and ships. It was also temporarily used as a military facility during the first world war. The Navy Pier is home to many attractions, some may vary depending on the season.

The most eye-catching is the 148 ft (45m) high Ferris Wheel. The pier is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. The Navy Pier features two museums: the Children’s museum (which plans a move to Grant Park) and the Smith museum of Stained Glass Windows, which opened in 2000. Navy Pier is also a starting point for many boat trips.

Parks in Chicago :

Chicago is a place with several parks as Grant Park and Millennium Parks are at city’s front yard comprises hundreds of acres filled with gardens, public art and views of the city and Lake Michigan. While Grant Park is a best place with iconic Buckingham Fountain and hosts summer food and music festivals. It offers easy access to The Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium.

Millennium Park is filled with children splashing at Crown Fountain. Visitors gather under the criss-crossed canopy at Pritzker Pavilion on summer evenings to hear music and in winter for an ice rink.

The Lakefront :

Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline is the perfect place to swim, bicycle, run, rollerblade, play volleyball or go for sailing. The trail offers parks, beaches, gardens and statues. The Chicago Park District maintains 42 kilometres of lakefront property. Among the most popular of Chicago’s nearly two dozen beaches are Oak Street Beach and Ohio Street Beach near downtown.

Lincoln Park Zoo:

Lincoln Park Zoo, the 49-acre area a few miles away from north of downtown Chicago is the best place for families. In this zoo there are about 200 species from outdoor exhibits of tigers, monkeys and sea lions, to indoor pavilions for birds, penguins and reptiles. There’s also a children’s zoo and an African-themed section with dwarf crocodiles, Pygmy hippos, meerkats and warthogs etc.

 

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