Things to do in Chicago

Top 10 things to do


Willis Tower

It used to be the Sears Tower, but in 2009, London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings acquired the naming rights. No matter what you call it (everybody still refers to it as Sears Tower), it's an architectural icon. When it was built in 1973 it was the tallest building in the world. It's now 14th-tallest, but offers unrivaled views of the Windy City, and sees more than a million visitors each year.

4.7 (1,476 reviews)

Chicago Cruises

Explore the Windy City from the water on a cruise around Chicago

4.6 (349 reviews)


360 CHICAGO Observation Deck sits 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue. Located on the 94th floor of 875 N. Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Center), 360 CHICAGO gives you the opportunity to experience the best views of the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan. 360 CHICAGO’s concourse level includes an interactive exhibit highlighting the history of Chicago and the vibrant cultures and businesses across Chicago neighborhoods. Get inspired to explore Chicago beyond downtown after watching a short documentary titled 3 of 77 featuring an immersive view of three Chicago neighborhoods. Travel to the 94th floor in 40-seconds on one of North America’s fastest elevators and step foot onto the observation deck to experience what 'Travel & Leisure Magazine' voted one of the best views in America.

4.5 (209 reviews)

The Field Museum of Natural History

The Field Museum is a natural history museum in Chicago, Illinois. As one of the largest and most impressive of such museums in the world, its houses extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections. The museum's high-quality permanent exhibitions attract up to two million visitors a year.

4.7 (313 reviews)

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the US, attracting approximately 1.5 million guests annually. It is home to some of the world's most famous paintings including The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and Grant Wood's American Gothic, among countless other works.

4.7 (408 reviews)

Chicago City Cards

Touring the Windy City for the first time and looking to be swept sway? With so much to see in this deep-dish destination, just fitting everything in can be a challenge. But not if you travel smart, with Chicago city cards! Conveniently combine admission fees on major attractions in 'America's second city' to save time and money on Chicago's must-sees – Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago. With a variety of transport options included, Chicago City passes are the way to go when you want to make getting around the Windy City a breeze.

4.4 (99 reviews)

Museum of Illusions Chicago

Get ready to experience the impossible at Museum of Illusions Chicago! With over 80 exhibits – including optical illusions, holograms, hands-on exhibits, and immersive rooms – guests of all ages will enjoy some eye-fooling fun while also learning about vision and perception. Your eyes will be in a constant battle with your brain as you make your way through this one-of-a-kind experience. And don't forget your camera; you'll want to capture those wild moments as you appear to defy gravity and walk on walls! A mind-bending adventure awaits at Museum of Illusions Chicago!

4.6 (27 reviews)

Navy Pier Chicago

Level up your visit to Chicago and stop by Navy Pier for some fun attractions

4.6 (138 reviews)

Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Chicago's premier art gallery is dedicated to showcasing art in all its forms – so expect to see painting, photography, film, music, theater and more in a stunningly designed exhibition space.

4.5 (65 reviews)

Museum of Ice Cream Chicago

The tasty Museum of Ice Cream brings to life the universal power of ice cream by creating experiences that inspire imagination, helping you to rediscover the kid in you! The museum's inclusive environments are designed to inspire human connection and energize the senses to reimagine the way you experience and love ice cream. Unlimited ice-cream will only boost your new-found appreciation of the good stuff! (Arrive hungry!)

4.1 (21 reviews)

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Chicago Skyline Pass

  1. Skydeck Chicago
  2. 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck
  3. 45-Minute Chicago River Cruise
4.2 (4)
From $93.00 $87.00

Points of interest in Chicago