Hitting the town when you’re out and about in Chicago is a daunting task. There is plenty to see and plenty to do in Chi-town; depending on the time of year and how far out you’re planning you can even get in some fun sports action. Consider these 5 destinations for your next Chicago visit.

Solider Field: If you’re headed here during football season you may be lucky enough to catch a Bears home game. Even if you’re not there for the gridiron action there are still tours of this hallowed sports hall which sports fans and others will enjoy.

Shedd Aquarium: With more than 25,000 types of fish, Shedd Aquarium is one of the most popular cultural attractions in all of Chicago. As the world’s largest indoor aquarium Shedd keeps ticket prices low so excitement to come check out all that the space has to see remains high. You could spend a whole day at Shedd and still not see everything there is.

Millennium Park: While the millennium may be another 989 years away, the Loops most famous Chicago landmark intended to celebrate it still remains intact. Millennium Park is a civic center found nearby the Lake Michigan shoreline and has plenty to see and do on its nearly 25 acres.

Navy Pier: Located in the Near North Side and coming up on its own Centennial, Navy Pier is a 3,300 foot long pier which juts out into Lake Michigan. Navy Pier has dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, and twice a week fireworks show for all to enjoy.

Chicago Board of Trade: There are also many fine buildings in Chicago; many of which offer tours. If you’re into finance and you want to see where the world goes to trade bonds, check out a lunchtime tour of the Chicago Board of Trade.  An art deco building from the 1930’s this building houses an impressive amount of charm and maybe even a portion of your 401k.

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