Make your trip to Chicago unforgettable. Enjoy one or all of these ten exciting activities before leaving the area. Of course you’ve heard the phrase ‘never a dull moment.” And it’s most likely the creator of this phrase was thinking of, living in or visiting Chicago when the phrase was created. Chicago is the city that never sleeps. There is always something to do. So, if you are one of those people who loves the day in addition to night, Chicago is the place for you.
Enjoy a Day at Ravinia Festival
Pack a picnic bag and get ready for a day out catching up on your vitamin D by languishing under the trees or in the sunlight on the lush green lawn at the Lean at the Ravinia. The Ravinia is one of Chicago’s most enjoyable areas for entertainment or just a family outing. If you love music, the Ravinia is the place for you. If you don’t want to bring a picnic basket, that’s okay because you can purchase a meal at any of the restaurants. The music is live from bands who love to play the blues, jazz, classical or even rap.
Spend A Day at The Chicago Cultural Center
If you want to learn more about Chicago and the history behind the windy city, visit Chicago’s Cultural Center. Each day can be a day of new discoveries regarding the area. Enjoy the many literary, art and cultural programs numbering in the hundreds or enjoy free exhibitions arranged by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
Enjoy One of the Hundreds of Concerts
From now through the end of the month and on into mid summer, concerts by different artist will be held. Beginning on February 24th, Ke$ha (Animal) will perform. On March 25th Comedian Bill Cosby is scheduled to appear, speak and perform in Chicago.
Visit The Adler Planetarium
With over 35,000 square feet of exhibits, the Adler has a collection among the finest in the country. Enjoy and explore the universe through the many instruments, galleries and collections. The Adler’s has an enormous collection of scale models of the solar system, rare books, ancient astronomical instruments among other amazing history of the planets and the universe for visitors to enjoy.
Take a tour of Lambs Farm
Featuring a petting zoo, mini golf course, miniature train ride and an old world carousel with live pets for purchase. Guest can pet the animals, purchase pet supplies and gifts. After enjoying the farms pets, guest can then sit and relax and enjoy a meal at the Country Inn Restaurant with a staff that is ready to serve you from their menu offering country style meals.
Enjoy Chicago Food at The Taste of Chicago 2011
Enjoy the amazing food and entertainment at Chicago’s annual “Taste of Chicago.” This is the world’s largest outdoor food fest. The annual food fest for 2011 will be held in Grant Park North from June 24Th through July 4Th. With over seventy restaurants and food vendors participating offering not only foods famous to Chicago, but global influences. This promises to be as great or greater than 2010’s event.
Visit Union Station
One of Chicago’s historical landmarks, Union Station is the last of Chicago’s great turn of the century railways. During the 1940’s, more than three hundred trains arrived and departed from Union Station daily. With each departure and arrival, an amazing average of one hundred thousand passengers passed through the stations terminal. While enjoying a trip back in time, take a moment to relax and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or eateries located throughout the station.
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio
Known for revolutionizing the world of architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home was restored over a 13 year period. Explore the many structures, architectural and artistic principles of Wright through his home. His ideas were used to design numerous homes for clients throughout the area.
Visit Buckingham Fountain
Presently, Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world and one of Chicago’s most popular draws. Four sea horses on the side represent the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. The center jet of water shoots approximately 150 ft into the air. During the night, beginning at dusk, the water is accompanied by lovely sounds of music and 820 lights.
Enjoy Rides and Food at Six Flags Over Chicago
Six Flags Great America is Chicago’s version of Six Flags Entertainment parks. The park features rides, shows and many other types of attractions and entertainment. In addition, visitors to the park can enjoy shopping for clothing, candy and souvenirs. And after the rides, eat your heart out at one of the numerous restaurants, pizza parlors or dessert stands throughout the park.