Ready for a winter adventure in the Windy City of Chicago? For a city break Chicago has it all going on: sport, architecture, views, culture, shopping and food - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is famous for a reason!
Although any time of year is a good time to visit, in the winter months Chicago takes on a magical feel with gentle snow starting to fall. From November through to March, The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park opens, with breathtaking views as you glide on the ice, including Michigan Avenue and Cloud Gate, nicknamed 'The Bean', the stainless steel iconic sculpture which reflects the city's famous skyline.
The glittering skyline includes the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center and the Tribune Tower, so book your 'Explorer Pass', and take in some of the sites. The pass also includes access to the Adler Planetarium and the Skydeck, with a jaw dropping 360 degree view of the skyline and Lake Michigan.
Hang out with Picasso, Dali, Monet, Renoir, Warhol and many more at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Or head to the Museum of Contemporary Art and discover art from the 1920s including painting, sculpture, graphic design, and photography, as well as film, theatre, music, and performance art, a one-stop shop for all things arty in Illinois.
Take in a show and witness Shakespeare performed as you have never seen it before in Drunk Shakespeare, as five classically-trained actors take to the stage and one of them gets drunk. Every show is guaranteed to be unique, now on at the The Lounge at The Lion Theatre.
And if you need to walk off that Pizza, Chicago Hot Dog, Steak or Gym Shoe Sandwich, then take a long stroll on the 18 mile Chicago Lakefront Trail, set along the coast of Lake Michigan or visit Lincoln Park Zoo, founded in 1868, and is one of the most historic zoos in North America, with gardens covering 49 acres with nearly 200 unique species of animals from around the world. Entry is free too!
Don't forget to head to Bloomingdales for some Christmas shopping before you go!
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