Here are the top 21 tourist attractions to see in Chicago:

1. Millenium Park

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

One of the most famous tourist spots, Millennium Park boasts of some amazing sculptures, contemporary architectures and enthusiastic festivals and concerts.

2. Navy Pier

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

An interesting amusement park which would keep engaged both children and adults alike. With the backdrop of Michigan Lake, Navy Pier offers a lot of fun activities to enjoy.

3. Art Institute of Chicago

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Along with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, you'll be treating your eyes and soul with artworks from several other genres.

4. Field Museum of Natural History

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Founded in 1893, the Field Museum showcases extensive displays of earth science, animal biology and paleontology (and many more).

5. Shedd Aquarium

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

The John G. Shedd Aquarium shouldn't be ignored while in Chicago if you are marine life lover, or if you've kids along with you.

6. North Avenue Beach

5.0 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Nestled in Lincoln Park, North Avenue Beach is one of the most renowned beaches in Chicago.

7. Foster Beach

4.0 /5

11 km
from city center
7 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Foster Beach attracts a lot of visitors because of its stunning location.

8. Oak Street Beach

4.0 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Oak Street Beach in Chicago is one of the favorite spots to sunbathe.

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9. Ohio Street Beach

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Located just a 10-minute walk from Magnificent Mile, Ohio Street Beach is a beach that’s ideal for visitors of all ages.

10. Calumet Beach

4.5 /5

20 km
from city center
10 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Nestled just steps away from the Indiana border, Calumet Beach is one beach in Chicago that’s least populated.

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11. Rainbow Beach Park

4.5 /5

15 km
from city center
11 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Boasting stunning views of distant skylines of Chicago, Rainbow Beach Park is situated on the southern side of Chicago.

12. South Shore Beach

4.5 /5

1,368 km
from city center
12 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

South Shore Beach in Chicago is an integral part of the historic landmark - South Shore Cultural Center, which is home to a golf course, a formal dining hall, and a solarium.

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13. 12th Street Beach

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

12th Street Beach on the eastern edge of Northerly Island is an amazing place to walk and explore.

14. Kathy Osterman Beach

4.5 /5

12 km
from city center
14 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Nestled in the northern part of Chicago, near the Edgewater community, Kathy Osterman Beach was once renowned as the Hollywood Beach.

15. Belmont Harbor Dog Beach

4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
15 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Unlike other dog beaches in Chicago, Belmont Harbor Dog Beach isn’t as crowded.

16. Leone Beach

4.0 /5

15 km
from city center
16 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Situated in the Rogers Park Beach, Leone Beach boasts acres and acres of sandy areas to enjoy.

17. Margaret T. Burroughs Beach

4.0 /5

5 km
from city center
17 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Once renowned as the 31st Street Beach, Margaret T. Burroughs Beach was renamed in 2015 with several impeccable upgrades.

18. Helen Doria Beach

4.5 /5

14 km
from city center
18 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Once renowned as Columbia Beach Park, Helen Doria Beach is a beautiful place to relax and sunbathe.

19. Rogers Park Beach

4.5 /5

16 km
from city center
19 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Located along Lake Michigan, Rogers Park Beach features minimal sand and rocky areas on the beach, along with plenty of green spaces, where visitors can relax and enjoy reading.

20. Loyola Beach

4.0 /5

1,858 km
from city center
20 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

With a sprawling 21 acres of land, Loyola Beach is an expansive beach that provides ample space for witnessing exceptional vistas of the city skyline.

21. Shedd Aquarium

5.0 /5

2 km
from city center
21 out of 21
places to visit in Chicago

Located on Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium is a 5 million U.S gallons indoor public aquarium in Chicago. An abode of 1500 species of fish, marine animals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects, the aquarium has several underwater exhibits like the Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef, Carribian Reef, Polar Play Zone, Amazon Rising, and many more. Surrounded by a beautiful indoor forest, the Abbott Oceanarium is home to marine mammals like the Beluga Whale, Sea Otter, Sealion, and White-Sided Dolphins.

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How can I commute within Chicago?

The best way to get around is using "L" (the subway system in Chicago). Other than that, you can take a bus, taxi or Divvy share bike to cover distances. You can ride in a Metro Rail if you're planning to make your way to Chicago Suburbs.
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What are the top activities in Chicago?

The top activities in Chicago are Go Chicago Card - Explorer Pass, Go Chicago Card - All Inclusive Pass, Chicago CityPASS, 360 Chicago Observation Deck Ticket, Chicago Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top), Chicago Segway Tours.

What are the top hotels in Chicago?

There are 722 Hotels in Chicago which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Chicago are Chicago Guest House on Lakewood Avenue, Chicago Guest House on Newport, Chicago Guest House on Henderson Street, Sonder — 943 Crosby — Quaint 2BR, Sonder - West Division, Architectural 3BR Penthouse in Loop. You can see all the hotels in Chicago here
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