Top 5 Things to do in Chicago [Travel]

Chicago is the third biggest city in the U.S.A., and it has a lot to offer, such as history, architecture, culture, restaurants, museums, national sport teams and many more things. I recently visited one of my best friends that resides in this beautiful city. This is the second time I visit Chicago, and it's always breath taking!

Here are the Top 5 things I enjoyed the most on this trip. If you are visiting Chicago for the first time these 5 things are a MUST!

1. Sky-deck at The Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower

If you want to admire the beautiful city from the 103rd floor on one of tallest buildings in the world, go to the Sky-deck at the Willis Tower. You will have to wait in line for several hours, but it is worth it. They also show a video where they explain how Chicago was built after the 1871 fire, as well as how the “Sears Tower” was built.  You will pay about $20. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a picture at the ledge. For more information go to

2. Deep Dish Pizza at Pizzeria UNO

     After walking all day and waiting in lines you definitely deserve a deep dish pizza. Chicago is the birthplace of this peculiar dish and it is well known that the deep dish pizza was invented at Pizzeria UNO in 1943. Although there is not enough evidence to proof who invented it, by the taste and by my judgement I would think it was invented by angels in heaven, since it is so delicious. I recommend you to order the "Numero Uno". Go to the original restaurant, that is located at 29 East Ohio. For more information, visit

3. Visit Wrigleyville

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to have fun in this neighborhood. Pay a visit to this area, it's full of restaurants, bars, stores and of course Cubs fans. Whenever they are playing, the city dresses in blue and red, the team's (The Cubs) colors. I had a blast cheering for the Cubs and even got a souvenir. The Wrigley field dates back to 1990’s and it’s a beautiful stadium. If you have the chance, go to one of the games and if you are a big baseball fan, take a stadium tour. Visit chicago.cubs for more information.

4- Millennium Park 

You can’t leave without going to Millennium Park. Its main attraction is the “Cloud Gate” better known as “The Bean”, because of its shape. This work of art was made by Anish Kapoor and it reflects the city’s skyline. Make sure to take a picture reflecting the city. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is also located here, which is a beautiful piece of architecture. According to the city of Chicago “The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is one of the world’s most state-of-the-art outdoor music pavilions featuring a proscenium surrounded by billowing curves of stainless steel and a steel trellis that spans the audience.” Millennium Park offers many attractions and different events in every season. For more information, visit


5- Navy Pier 

This is one of the most iconic land marks of the city. It was built in 1915 and has more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, different attractions, exhibitions and more. If you are there ride the new Ferris wheel and go to Garrets to get some of their famous popcorn. Also, this is a great place to take pictures of Chicago's skyline.


One more thing I loved about this city, was the River walk, it's just breath taking. I took a few shots during night. I also visited a rooftop bar called "London House" it has good drinks and an awesome view. It's also a must!  

For more things to do, check out this definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts . 

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