We started our trips with Willis (Sears) Tower at 9 AM, the 40$ on the spot ticket was worth it, the tower provides some really beautiful views of Chicago. We spent about two hours there.
From there, we continued our journey to Art Institute of Chicago. At 23$ the price felt slightly steep but if you are into arts, I would recommend 1-2 hours here as well.
Post-lunch, we headed to the famous Blue Man (comedy) show, it is contemporary but still whacky. A must-do.
We decided to check out Millenium Park which has the Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”).
The last item of our day was Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It is on a Navy Pier, worth taking a stroll. We watched a Shakespearean show. If you are planning to attend, I would highly recommend reading the full story in advance. The language, the actions, and the speed are too difficult to follow if you don’t know the story. Mudit realized that I didn’t.
We started the day with the Museum of Science & Industry. It’s huge and impressive. Do check out the live demos if you are there. We dissected a cow’s eye as a part of a medical experiment. We ended up spending about four hours there and had to cancel the next visit to Oriental Institute Musem.
Afterward, we headed to Magnificent Mile and took another stroll around Millennium park, and it was time for our respective flights by then.
- The city is public transport friendly. Don’t worry about getting a rental car.
- Try out the Chicago deep-crust pizza.