Top 10 things to do in chicago 2024

From iconic venues to cultural must-sees and late-night shenanigans, here are the top things to do in Chicago

The Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon, one of the most popular skating areas in the city,

1. Check out the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon

takes skaters around Millenium Park's north side on a quarter-mile loop.

1. Check out the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon

Known for its free concerts, public art installations and proximity to the Loop, this 24.5-acre park-

2. Millennium Park, Chicago

may be one of the most popular gathering spots in the city.

2. Millennium Park, Chicago

One of Chicago's most beloved institutions, this massive natural history museum-

3. The Field Museum

was built for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

3. The Field Museum

Symphony Center is appropriately multifunctional as a centerpiece of Chicago's classical music scene.

4. Symphony Center

As Chicago's most iconic attraction, 360 CHICAGO offers unparalleled views far above city streets, formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory.

5. 360 CHICAGO

This Chicago institution offers a variety of aquatic animal exhibits, including piranhas, giant frogs and Amazonian snakes

6. Shedd Aquarium

For Navy Pier's 100th anniversary in 2016, the Ferris wheel was upgraded. There is an enclosed cabin inside the 200-foot-tall wheel

7. Navy Pier, Centennial Wheel

Originally made of 30,000 glass panes, the dome was renovated in 2008 to provide natural light once again to the display.

8. Chicago Cultural Center

A free zoo with more than a thousand animals including apes, zebras, and flamingos. There are seasonal events-

9. Lincoln Park Zoo

and special programming, and visitors can get up close to animals from around the world.

9. Lincoln Park Zoo

There are tons of mind-bending photo opportunities at this Chicago outpost of an "educational entertainment" chain.

10. Museum of Illusions Chicago