Lives in Chicago
Since Dec 2004
Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ferries, Taxis & Shuttles
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Theme Parks, Piers & Boardwalks
Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Night Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Bus Tours, Sightseeing Tours, City Tours
Historic Walking Areas
Observatories & Planetariums, Speciality Museums
The Shedd Aquarium has a wonderful view of the city from its outside patios and walkway around by the lake. Looking out through the Oceanarium's panoramic windows is a lovely view of Lake Michigan. Of course, the Aquarium is filled with aquatic wonders and offers "behind the scenes" tours for an additional charge.
The original public library, the Cultural Center is filled with architectural history and numerous exhibitions of art. The views of Michigan Ave. and Millenium Park across the street from the upper floors of the Center are interesting and educational.
Chicago's gem by the lake, Buckingham Fountain is a beautiful view all by itself. Shooting high in the sky, the fountain is a great place to see the lake to the east, and Michigan Ave. skyline to the west.
The water taxis are a terrific and inexpensive way to view the city from the rivers. Connecting numerous attractions, including Navy Pier, they offer a scenic and fun way to get around for those who don't want to walk.
The views of the river from the Michigan Ave. bridge are terrific. North of the bridge is the heart of shopping in Chicago, a must for those seeking luxury as well as value. The millions of white lights are spectacular during the Christmas holidays. Springtime brings beautiful tulip and spring flower displays all along the avenue.
The Hyatt Regency is strategically located for attractions and shopping north and south of the river. Great views from rooms facing the river as it runs into the lake.
Navy Pier is the best place in the city to view the Chicago skyline from the north jutting out into Lake Michigan. Bustling year round, Navy Pier is filled with restaurants and attractions for children and adults. Second in popularity only to Millenium Park, Navy Pier is a must see for every visitor to Chicago.
Once the tallest building in the world, the "Sears Tower" is a great place to see Chicago. Four sided views from high in the sky offer a 360 experience. The "Ledge" is an adventure for those seeking an extra thrill. Looking straight down to the ground hundred of feet below is an experience not to be missed.
Locals fondly call this spectacular stainless steel structure "The Bean." Reflections of the high rises around Cloud Gate offer a unique view of Chicago. Millenium Park is the number one attraction in the city with beautiful gardens and the unique columns with faces spouting water that kids love to splash in below.
The best way to get an overview of the city, the Trolleys run everywhere from the Museum Campus to Navy Pier. With stops at all major attractions, they offer an easy way to see a lot for those with limited time.
A fairly recent addition to the landscape, the walk along the river offers a unique and different view of the city. Multiple restaurants with outdoor patios offer a close-up view of the Chicago river. Boat ride ticket booths offer a variety of cruises.
Great for views of the lake and the city to the west, Oak St. Beach is the place to enjoy warmer summer days. The #1 restaurant in the city on the beach resides here during the summer season - Oak St. Beachtro.
A world class observatory, The Adler also has great views of Lake Michigan as well as the Chicago skyline. In fact, one of the most beautiful views of the city is free if you can snag a parking spot and walk along the shore on the drive to and from the Adler.