7 Day Itinerary in Chicago

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Even if you spend a whole week in this historical city, you will be hard pressed to see even a portion of what the city of Chicago, Illinois has to offer. That being said, if you would like to see some of the main attractions that Chicago, Illinois has to offer, there are a few places you simply must see.

Day One: The Tallest Landmark In Chicago

The first site on any Chicago visitors itinerary should be the Willis Tower. In years gone by, the structure was called the Sears Tower and boasts a view of up to fifty miles into four different states from the 103rd floor Skydeck. The Skydeck offers a new feature in 2009, a glass floored balcony extending around the tower that allows visitors to feel as though they are walking right out on the air.

Day Two: Visit Historic Union Station

For your second day in Chicago, visit the historic Union Station, a hub of transportation history. Everyday, 50,000 people pass through this landmark on their way to catch trains for various destinations around Chicago. It also offers a variety of eating establishments where one can sample true Chicago cuisine.

Day Three: Take A Break

By the third day in Chicago, you might feel the need for a bit of rest from the fast pace. Millennium Park is just the place to find the relaxed atmosphere you crave.  A defining mark of Chicago, Millennium Park is one of the most profound places in Chicago.

Day Four: For A Bit Of Culture

Are you a fan of fine art? The Art Institute of Chicago offers an excellent assortment of wonders for you to view.  From sculptures, to paintings and architectural sketches, the artwork at The Art Institute of Chicago is seldom rivaled.

Day Five:  Lincoln Park Zoo

For your fifth day, take your kids, or the kid in you, to see one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Established in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the last free zoos in the U.S.

Day Six: A Shoppers Paradise

Love to shop? Day six is your day.  Head on out to The Magnificent Mile. Home to the top retail district in Chicago, this area has 3.1 million square feet of retail stores, restaurants, museums and motels.

Day Seven: On The Way Out

On your last day in the Windy City, check out the Time Escape at Navy Pier. A state of the art simulation of time travel, this 3-D experience will leave you breathless and begging for more. 

With all these great attractions being just the tip of the iceberg, you will be planning your return trip to Chicago, Illinois before you even leave.

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July 23, 2009 change by palmercompany

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