50 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 +1 312 744 2400
Located in Daley Plaza, this sculpture that resembles a metal baboon is one of the many masterpieces created by the world famous artist himself. Also known as the 'Untitled Sculpture', this massive sculpture is 50 feet in height and weighs 162 tons. Picasso refused an offer for USD100,000 at the time from a private collector, but instead gifted his work to the city. People believe that the sculpture might have been an inspiration from an English woman, Lydia Corbett, who posed for Picasso in 1954!
1400 South Lynn White Drive Chicago, IL 60605 +1 312 745 2910
Northerly Island is a peninsula spread over 91 acres of land. It juts into Lake Michigan. The nature area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It also has a concert area named Charter One Pavilion, with a seating capacity of 7,500. Also known as one of the Chicago's best fishing point, this place, indeed, is perfect to soak in the sun and relax.
Jefferson Street Between Monroe and Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60661 +1 312 744 2400
In August 2004 Jefferson Street between Monroe and Van Buren became honorary "The Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles Way, near the site of the Warehouse, a club where Knuckles was DJ between 1977 and 1982.
10 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60603 +1 312 744 2400
The Four Seasons Mosaic is a 70 feet long, 14 feet high and 10 feet wide fabulous masterpiece. This artistic mosaic has been created by Marc Chagall. Located in the Chase Tower Plaza, this mosaic work is wrapped around a wall resembling a rectangular box. An artists gift to the city of Chicago, this magnificent art is truly amazing!
600 East Grand Avenue Navy Pier Chicago, IL 60611 +1 866 273 2469
The Spirit of Chicago offers a vibrant cruise experience while acquainting one with the superb skyline of Chicago. One is spoiled for choice with several lunch, dinner, midnight, moonlight, theme, and fireworks cruises to choose from. One can avail of a broad, delectable menu for buffet dining aboard while booking a cruise. Entertainment comprises of performances. Several dining and entertainment enhancement packages are available as well. Well-trained guides run the guests through the history and trivia about the Chicago skyline. Interior areas of the ship are designated as non-smoking areas. One can purchase tickets online through their website.
Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive Southeast Corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge Chicago, IL 60601 +1 312 332 1353
The Skyline Princess is one of the sightseeing fleets of the Mercury Chicago's Skyline Cruises. It is a 105-seater vessel which has both open-air as well as closed seating. The cruise is the perfect way to explore the historic and modern buildings of Chicago along the Chicago River. It is a part of Mercury's day and night guided tours of the Chicago skyline. It is also a part of the Lake front cruises for the 3rd of July Fireworks Display-the largest fireworks show in Chicago. The useful information provided by the guides aboard ensure an informed yet personalized tour of the city.
333 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601 +1 312 263 1166
The Tavern Club, founded in 1927, is a private club offering an exciting mix of fabulous cuisine and service. This club located in the historic Michigan Avenue was originally built to encourage the city's culture and arts. The clientele cuts across a vast section of society and the who's who of Chicago can be spotted here. The club has a North Lounge and bar, a main dining room and Sky pavilion and Terrace. The main dining room can accommodate 250 people. The club is an ideal location for hosting wedding parties, banquets, formal events and corporate functions.
100 South Lakeshore Drive Grant Park (between Lakeshore Drive & Monroe Street) Chicago, IL 60601 +1 312 559 1212
Don't go by the look of this place, though the huge yellow tent may give you the feeling of entering a circus. The yellow tent built on the Butler Field in Grant Park, is actually an outdoor facility with state of the art amenities. The large tent serves as a theater, exhibition center or something or the other throughout the year. Cultural events and festivals are also held here, one such being 'The Outdoor Film Festival'.
111 East Wacker Drive Riverside Gardens (at Wacker Drive & Michigan Avenue) Chicago, IL 60601 +1 847 358 1330
Chicago's First Lady is the official boat tour of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, this cruise is the best place to learn more about of Chicago's glorious buildings. If architecture and buildings don't do it for you, perhaps the views and the gentle lapping of the water against the boat will. If education trips aren't your thing then one can also host a party, event or a wedding on Chicago's First Lady which opens daily at 9am.
McCormick Place to Belmont Chicago, IL 60661 +1 312 292 2273
With access points to Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, and various museums, its no wonder that this paved two-lane attraction draws countless outdoor enthusiasts, tourists, and sunbathers, basking in the natural beauty of Lake Michigan. Whether its a stroll along the shoreline or simply just enjoying the view, Chicago's Lakefront Path is the city's international icon to the world.
Lincoln Park ranks up with New York's Central Park as
one of the nation's finest urban playgrounds. In fact, the two were designed by the same landscape architect genius, Frederick Law Olmstead. From North Avenue all the way up ...
The Auditorium Building has been a major historic landmark of
Chicago since 1890. Back then, architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan created a hotel, several offices and the wonderful Auditorium Theater inside this masterpiece construction the building was considered ...
The exquisite chandeliers high above the Rococo interior peer down
on you with pomp and grandeur in the elegant lobby. Built in 1927, this hotel reflects an era that once defined opulence in America with all the modern amenities, ...