Located in the state of Illinois, where it is the most populous city (and third overall in the US), Chicago is very cultural where is the birthplace of novels, theatre, improvised comedy and music that includes Jazz, blues, soul, gospel and house music. Laying on Lake Michigan, Chicago has a famed collection of bold architecture with a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower and the Tribune Tower.
As part of your preparations to visit Chicago, make sure you fill out your ESTA application early so you don’t have to worry about it later, without it you won’t be able to gain entry to the United States. Once you’ve applied you can forget about it and look forward to visiting the top locations in Chicago.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Always a top attraction for families, and Lincoln Park Zoo is no different. Step inside and meet gorillas, chimpanzees, red wolves, black bears, wild dogs, pygmy hippos, black rhinos and many, many more. Located minutes away from downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo is free to enter and open every day of the year, furthermore they operate open of the largest conservation and science programmes to look out for our furry friends.
Chicago’s premier green space celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 and, at 25 acres, is home to awe-inspiring architecture and public art. Millennium park frequently hosts a number of free events including art installations, outdoor concerts, film screenings and alfresco workouts. In the summer you can enjoy a picnic and take a refreshing dip in the Crown Fountain, and in winter you can get your skates on to enjoy the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink surrounded by twinkling tree lights.
This multi-purpose arena is home to the Chicago Bulls basketball team and the Blackhawks Ice hockey. The United Center is a must-see attraction on your trip to the windy city and, if possible you should definitely check out a Bulls or Blackhawks game where the atmosphere is like nothing you’ve ever experience before. The arena has also played host to U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney and The Who among many others. Check out their website and see if your favourite band or artist is set to play there soon.