PGD to MDW – Experience The Bean, the Sights and the Pizza in the Windy City
Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and voted one of the best views in America, visit 360 CHICAGO! 360 Chicago offers you a bird’s-eye view of the incredible Chicago skyline and surrounding areas. Combine the breathtaking views with taste-tempting beverages at the CloudBar! Additionally, thrill-seeking visitors can buy an extra ticket to experience TILT. TILT is an observation deck that angles you towards the ground below!
Another must-see in Chicago is the easily-recognizable outdoor installation, Cloud Gate. Located in Millennium Park, this unique art piece, commonly known as “The Bean,” is iconic for the Windy City. Take some time to experience all the park has to offer. Crown Fountain and Lurie Garden are also within the span of this tourist hotspot. Lurie Garden is known as Millennium Park’s secret garden. This naturalistic garden is a place of rest and renewal for humans and wildlife alike.
Mosey around with some monkeys at one of the most established (and free!), zoos in the country, the Lincoln Park Zoo. Furthermore, experience giraffes, lions, and even polar bears! Next, visit the Garfield Park Conservatory which is home to over 600 species of plants in just 1.6 acres. It has been described as “landscape art under glass.”
If you’re craving a true Chicago classic, make sure to stop in at some of the local favorites! Grab a slice of some deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria or an original Chicago dog from Superdawg Drive-In. Claiming to be the originator of the Italian Beef sandwich, Al’s Beef has been “meat-ing” expectations since 1938.