Chicago is loaded with some 5,000+ restaurants, over 60 museums, 580 parks, 250 theatres, 225 music venues, over 100 festivals, nearly 400 landmarks — you get the gist…the list goes on and on. So it’s remarkable how many directions you can take your trip. If you’re a beer geek, you can have a totally different experience than the architecture nerd. If you plan entire itineraries around eating, you may not want to fit in hours gawking around art galleries. But if this is your first time to Chicago, here’s a few to start your bucket list and ease into the trip planning.
Every city has them: iconic sights and ever popular things for visitors to do. This list of five spots to hit up on your first trip to Chicago is decidedly touristy. But for good reason. They stand the test of time, plus have the popular vote and critical acclaim behind them. So it’s a no-fail way to make a stellar first impression on your inaugural visit.