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City break in Chicago. Active leisure ideas for Chicago - attractions, recreation and nightlife

The_Bean_At_Sunrise_Tweaked Scenic parks and squares and lots of sports and leisure centers, thousands of shops, bars and discos - these are just a small part of entertainment options provided in Chicago. Fans of outdoor activities will love the Millennium Park; it’s worth a visit at any time of the year. In winter, there is a great ice skating rink in the park, and in summer it is an ideal place for hiking. The beautiful Garfield Park invites to enjoy tropical plants; the Lincoln Garden is famous for its rich collection of flowers.
Discovering the architecture of Chicago from bird's eye view! Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, Wrigley Field, Buckingham Fountain, Trump Tower, Chicago Children Museum, United Center, all those monuments are defining the image of Chicago … Open
There are lots of entertaining places for sports fans; the city has several large stadiums, which regularly hosts sporting events. The most popular golf center of Chicago is Harborside International; it will suit high demands of experienced athletes. Among many sports clubs The East Bank, Wrigley Field Rooftop and Midway Plaisance Ice Rink are noteworthy. They are perfect for family holidays.
Among entertainment centers Pump It Up Party Zone remains the best one; a selection of slot machines and amusement options here is just huge. Families with children may spend a day at the Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze too; gambling fans will like the popular casino Harrah's East Chicago. An unforgettable adventure will bring a trip to one of the cutting-edge theater, including Harper, Showplace Icon and The Logan. Copyright
Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Soldier Field, Tribune Tower, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Chicago … Open
One of the most beautiful zoos in the world, Lincoln Park Zoo, is situated in Chicago. It is admission-free, so all those interested can appreciate the diversity of inhabitants of the zoo. There are majestic tigers, curious monkeys, zebra and a huge terrarium with snakes. Shedd Aquarium is another interesting sight; every day there are various educational activities and performances there.
There are hundreds of nightclubs in Chicago; Kingston Mines and Buddy Guy's Legends enjoy popularity among blues fans. Those preferring jazz would like the Signature Lounge club, and dancers will appreciate the Spin club. As for shopping malls, Water Tower Place, Nordstrom and The 900 Shops Mall are the most visited. In addition, the city has a number of interesting specialty shops.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chicago and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Chicago

The Signature Room
Where: 875 N. Michigan Avenue, 96th Floor, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.787.9596;
Le Colonial Lounge
Where: 937 N. Rush Street, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.255.0088;
Lux Bar
Where: 18 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.642.3400;
The Original Mother’s
Where: 26 W. Division Street, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.642.7251;
House of Blues
Where: 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.923.2000;
Buddy Guy’s Legends
Where: 754 S. Wabash, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.427.0333;
Jazz Showcase
Where: 47 W. Polk Street, Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.360.0234;
Where: 415 W. Aldine Ave., Chicago; Telephone: +1 312.957.6073;
The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Where: 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago; Telephone: +1 773.878.5552;
Green Dolphin Street
Where: 2200 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago; Telephone: +1 773.395.0066;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Chicago
♥   State Park 'Lincoln' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Wells' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Jackson' , 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Oak' , 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'South Shore' , 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Chicago
♥   Amusement park 'Sluggers & Putters' Canal Fulton, 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Go Bananas' Norridge, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Safari Land' Villa Park, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Enchanted Castle' Lombard, 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Pirates Cove' Elk Grove Village, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Chicago
♥   Water park 'The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom' Queensbury, 36 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park' Woodridge, 38 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Deep River Waterpark' Crown Point, 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Six Flags Hurricane Harbor' Gurnee, 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Key Lime Cove Resort' Gurnee, 61.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago
♥   Restaurant 'Terzo Piano' Chicago. Type - Italian. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Atwood' Chicago. Type - Contemporary. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Rosebud Prime' Chicago. Type - Steakhouse. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cochon Volant' Chicago. Type - French. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Travelle' Chicago. Type - Mediterranean. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Chicago from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Harold Washington Library

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
A spectacular building seems very attractive to someone. Others find it tasteless and ugly. It was possible to combine a lot of incompatible, at first glance, elements in the external appearance of the building during construction. Redbrick, various types of granite, polished aluminum, and mirror tiles were used to finish the facade. … Read further

Cloud Gate Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
The sculpture is impressively large, its mirror surface reflects the surrounding urban landscapes very beautifully. From the mathematical point of view the 'mercury drop' is a huge ellipsoid. The sculpture was made of stainless steel. Their surfaces were polished to a smoothness of the mirror, so the shape of the composition is simply unique. … Read further

Buckingham Fountain

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
The maximum height of the water column pushed out of the central nozzle of the fountain is 45 meters. A few years ago the ancient fountain was supplemented by an excellent illumination system and was taught to 'dance'. For the first time the fountain was connected in 1927. The construction of Buckingham Fountain cost 750,000 US dollars to the organizers. The author of the Fountain Idea was Kate Buckingham, who dedicated him to her deceased brother. The project of fountains was developed by Chicago's chief architect Edward Benneth. The sculptures were designed by the outstanding French painter Marcel F. Loyau. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Chicago - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Chicago - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Chicago?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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