Western USA Vacations - Focus on Chicago

Chicago Vacations

From world-renowned museums to world-premiere plays, Chicago has something for everyone on every day of the week. Get the latest on what's coming to Chicago, and then make your plans for an exciting and memorable Chicago experience.

Because of its recognizable skyline and international reputation, Chicago attracts millions of visitors from around the globe every year. You'll find world-class attractions, remarkable arts and cultural offerings, famous architecture, myriad shopping options, critically-acclaimed restaurants and top-tier performing arts groups.

Discover all Chicago has to offer by exploring our top attractions, restaurants, museums, and more.

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Navy Pier

Glorious Navy Pier is a perfect example of Chicago's glittering attractions. During a typical three to four-hour visit to the Midwest's top tourist destination, visitors will enjoy more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, rides, entertainment, and shopping and restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget. Each season offers great reasons to “go a little overboard” – from the thrilling 150-foot Ferris Wheel and AeroBalloon experience to special events like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and Winter WonderFest.

Well-attuned to group visitors, Navy Pier offers special benefits for groups of 20 or more – including discounts on food, rides, and special exhibits.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park is an awesome 24.5-acre downtown showcase for art, landscape design, and architecture, including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture. Visitors can explore the park during twice daily summertime Greeter Service tours which last 45 minutes and are limited to 10 people. (Larger groups can purchase walking tours through the Chicago Architecture Foundation.) Travel professionals can stretch the time allotment so groups can enjoy free ice skating in winter, free evening concerts at the acclaimed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and dining – available year-round in Park Grill and alfresco spring through fall..

Bird's-eye Views

Visits of about an hour will create lifetime memories of breathtaking Chicago bird's-eye views from Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), where group services include special admission rates and free bus parking, and at Hancock Observatory, which offers online booking, catering, and other services for groups.

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