35 Things to do in Chicago | Top Attractions Travel Guide
The following travel video is a comprehensive list of the best 35 Things to do in Chicago including all of the top Attractions worth visiting and seeing in this complete travel guide for the Windy City.
Many people don't realize this but Chicago is a world class city with festivals, arts, entertainment, dining and architecture that can rival any city in North America or even Europe. The only other city that I think can compare with Chicago - in terms of attractions - in America is New York. Whether you're scarfing down Chicago style deep dish pizza or taking in a Blues festival you'll find no shortage of things to do in the city. If you're a sport fan there are no shortage of professional teams to follow at any time of the year including the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. When you're thinking of destination to travel to in the United States, Chicago should be near the top of your list. I guarantee that you'll have a lot of fun:
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35 Things to do in Chicago | Top Attractions Travel Guide
1) Chicago Architecture and Chicago River Walk
2) Chicago River Boat Trip
3) Kayaking along the Chicago River
4) Cloud Gate - The Bean
5) Millennium Park
6) Pavilion 'Free Shows'
7) Art Institute of Chicago
8) Watch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field
9) Eat Deep Dish Pizza
10) Visit the sky deck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
11) Stroll around the University of Chicago campus
12) Check out the Oriental Institute of History
13) Marvel and escape the bustle at Osaka Garden
14) Enjoy an afternoon or evening at Wicker Park
15) Relax and escape at Humboldt Park
16) Check out the Dinosaur exhibits at the Chicago Field Museum
17) Visit the Shedd Aquarium - the largest indoor one in the world
18) Watch a Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center
19) Check out the 'Borders' exhibit at Solti Gardens of Grant Park
20) Admire Buckingham Fountain during the day or at night
21) View the Chicago skyline from the Hancock Center
22) Spend an afternoon having fun at Navy Pier
23) Wander around Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory
24) Work out or get a tan at North Avenue Beach
25) Laugh your head off watching improv at The Second City
26) Test your mind playing the Zombie Game
27) Go shopping or people watching along the Magnificent Mile
28) Take the Chicago 'El or 'L' CTA metro system
29) Watch an NFL football game (Chicago Bears) at Soldier Field
30) Check out the entirely free Money Museum
31) Ride a bicycle in downtown Chicago
32) Spend time at the Museum of Science and Technology
33) Marvel at the architectural wonder known as Robbie House
34) Rest your legs by taking a Chicago city tour by Segway
35) Check out a performance at Chicago Theatre
We got to see buildings like Marina City, Trump Tower, and Wrigley Building. Architecture river tours are a fun way to take in the sights along the river. If you find yourself here during the summer months kayaking is a popular way to experience the Chicago River. The Crown Fountain is a cool interactive sculpture located in Millennium Park. Art lovers will enjoy the Art Institute of Chicago. Taking in a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley field is a must for anyone who visits the city. You can't come to Chicago and not eat deep-dish pizza! During our week here we ate at many pizzerias in town including Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, Gino's East Side, and Pizzeria Uno. Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is now the 2nd tallest building in the United States. Many of the buildings at the University of Chicago were designed in the Gothic style.
which is in Chicago's South Side. For a chance to come face to face with dinosaurs, head over to the Field Museum. Right next door is the Shedd Aquarium which is a popular attraction for families. Visit the John Hancock Center by night as the city really dazzles from the 94th floor. The Navy Pier is a fun place to visit on a weekend including a Ferris Wheel. Chicago's Museum of Science and Technology is the largest science museum. It's hard to miss the flashing lights of the historic Chicago Theatre! Music has creative commons attribution license:
Beautiful places in Illinois
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Garden Of The Gods Illinois Shawnee National Forest Full Video
Garden Of The Gods Country complete video featuring Garden Of The Gods Illinois, Camel Rock, Cave In Rock, Burden Falls, Bell Smith Springs, Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow, Tecumseh statue, Rose Hotel, Elizabethtown, Stone Face, Horseback, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, and much more.
USA Road Trip in the Midwest | Driving from North Dakota to Michigan
Come join us for a family USA road trip as we showcase our journey driving from North Dakota to Michigan in this travel vlog. We start things off in Alberta, Canada crossing into the province of Saskatchewan and then heading south towards North Dakota. Our border crossing from Canada to USA was an absolute breeze as we were the only person in line at the border and the border control officer was very friendly.
After a long day of driving we checked into a cheap motel Super 8 in Williston, North Dakota. The following day we drove the width of North Dakota and entered into the state of Minnesota. The scenery changed from mostly farmland to more trees and lakes. Our final stop on day number two was in Alexandria, Minnesota where we stayed in another cheap motel.
After having a couple of very mediocre stays in motels we decided we'd go for an airbnb for our third night of the road trip. On day three we drove across Minnesota and crossed into Wisconsin where we stayed the night in a house in Racine.
The following day, our final day of the road trip saw us crossing more states than any other day on this trip. We stared off in Wisconsin and touched down briefly in Illinois and Indiana before spending the rest of our journey in Michigan. We came back into Canada through Sarnia at the border between Michigan and Ontario.
This border crossing was much more active than the first one but it still didn't take us long to get through. With just a few hours left we finished off by driving back home to Brampton.
Overall, it was a fantastic 14 day road trip and we covered over 9000 kilometres (5600 miles) with all of the sightseeing including for the return trip to Alberta and back home.
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How are you all doing today? Well, I'll tell you here we are. Here we are.
I'll tell you what we're going to be doing. We have got a very long road trip (USA road trip). We drove all of the way out west from Ontario to British Columbia. Mmhmm. Now we're heading back home but instead of going back through Canada we've decided to go through the USA. Yes. Yeah. We thought we might enjoy a little change of scenery. Mmmhmm.
You know, see something different. Yep. And also like driving through the Prairies on the way to BC it felt a bit long. Yep. So thought let's see something new, something different. It is still going to take us four days but the journey is a little shorter just by a few hours. Yeah. So yeah we're going to bring you along on this little road trip. Right now we're having a little snack. Some Timmies. Our last Tim Hortons before leaving Canada. Yeah, we'll be crossing the border in Saskatchewan very soon. So exciting times.
We spent most of the day driving in Canada. We did. Who knew the border was so far away. And we crossed in through Saskatchewan. The Province of Saskatchewan into North Dakota. Yeah. And we were the only people at the border. The only people there. The border security guard was really friendly. He did his job he asked us a lot of questions but in a friendly way. Yes. And he liked the dog even though Togo barked at him. It is even what surprised me was when we arrived in North Dakota it was even quieter than Saskatchewan which is a pretty quiet province in Canada. It is very peaceful. Let's hope we get a good nights rest.
Now that we're in Michigan it is a lot more reasonable and we're heading up north. We had the option of going through Detroit but we're going to go through and cross through Sarnia into Ontario. Yeah. We're thinking there will be less traffic. And the dog is thrilled to be out going for a walk at the moment. Stretching our legs. Look at how green it is. It is nice here.
We're back in Canada!
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Kingda Ka (On-Ride) Six Flags Great Adventure
Front Rider's Perspective on Kingda Ka (Intamin AG: Accelerator Coaster) at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA.
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Eclipse 2017 southern Illinois a prime viewing spot
Eclipse August 21st, 2017
Southern Illinois a prime viewing spot! In this video I talk about specifically the Shawnee national Forest and Garden of the gods.
At 1:20 p.m., the Southern Illinois area will begin the longest Blackout out period. The area will experience darkness for 2 minutes and 42 seconds. (In other places near what is called the path of totality, one will experience total darkness for a moment or so.)
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Walking Around New York City - Manhattan Videowalk【4K】
A new 'Walk In NYC Tour' from Grand Central Terminal to Hell's Kitchen area. HD Videowalk by Wanna Walk.
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Welcome to the concrete jungle! The Big Apple is home to about 8 million people now and it receives almost fifty m tourist a year. Hundreds of different cultures that you can explore just walking. Bright giant led billboards, stores, Broadway shows and tons of tourists walking around. Times Square, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. One of the most popular and busiest attraction: New York, New York.
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This is the most popular place in the world. This is a short walk from Grand Central Station in Midtown to Hell's Kitchen area. Wanna Walk?
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TREN CAÑON COLORADO [ ALTA CALIDAD ]
Tren por el Cañon de Colorado. Bienvenido al Royal Gorge.
Sube a bordo del tren más escénico de Colorado en un viaje a través del espectacular Royal Gorge. Desde 1879.
Uno de los trenes turisticos más bonitos y agradables que existen, influenciado por un entorno único para los amantes de los deportes.
La Región de Royal Gorge de Colorado es el hogar del famoso tren Gorge Railroad, Royal Gorge Bridge, ideal para hacer Rafting, visitar la Bodega en Holy Cross Abbey, en el centro histórico, y realizar escalada y ciclismo de montaña. La Región de Royal Gorge de Colorado y Canon City están situadas a sólo 2 horas al sur de Denver ya 45 minutos al sur de Colorado Springs.
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En Canadá, THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER
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Train by the Colorado Canyon. Welcome to the Royal Gorge.
Hop aboard the Colorado Scenic train on a journey through the spectacular Royal Gorge. Since 1879.
One of the most beautiful tourist trains and nice there, influenced by a unique environment for sports lovers.
The Royal Gorge Region of Colorado is home to the famous train Gorge Railroad, Royal Gorge Bridge, ideal for rafting, visit the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, in the historic center, and perform climbing and mountain biking. The Royal Gorge Region and Canon City Colorado are located just 2 hours south of Denver and 45 minutes south of Colorado Springs.
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My Von Jokob Getaway
A great retreat just 2 hours from St. Louis in Alto Pass. Wonderful wine, down home food with plenty of flavor, and a great view make this a no brainer. No cell signal, no internet and no TV makes sure to keep you on vacation! With an orchard and vineyard just out the door, peaceful strolls and great photos are ripe for the picking.
For $100 per night you get a bottle of wine (your choice) along with a few pieces of fruit and cheese curds, a stay for 2 and breakfast for 2. The kitchens and dinning rooms are shared, but the suites are separate and lockable. Each suite has a private entrance and outdoor sitting area. A little mini fridge in each room keeps the wine and anything you bring chilled bedside. A full kitchen with icemaker, blender, cork screws, microwave, coffee maker, pots and a full array of dishware will feel like home for most anyone. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets soft but crips and clean. I had the best night's sleep in years!
Just down the road you can visit the farmer's market and in nearby Makanda you can hit the Boardwalk for an adventure! There are many little shops and local artist in the area, but the Boardwalk is hold to a few of the cutest little shops, including Visions Art Gallery (must see glass jewelry), the trading post (ice cream please) & the Rain Maker Studio (it's a small crowded space). The owner (the coppersmith) has great tales and do yourself a favor - ask to see the Garden.
Von Jokob is part of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. I highly suggest a trip to the Pomona Winery with your stay. They don't serve food or have guest rooms, but they do have non-grape wines that will please everyone in your group! If you like the Missouri wines, I'm sure you'll fine a few wines you'll love and if you hate the oaky taste of most critter labels, you'll love the variety Southern Illinois has to offer. No it's not Napa, and no these wineries don't sell their goods in most stores-but they are very fun and a great treat!
The oldest winery in the area, Alto Pass Winery, is also just down the road from the guest house. The old town also has a number of small shops. I will warn you they keep odd hours. But you can find some interesting and good food in the town. If shopping at little shops isn't your thing, there are also a number of great outdoor activities in the area. From trails for hiking to some of the best shorter rock climbing in the United States, the Shawnee area will surprise you. Don't forget your camera.
As check in for the room is before close at 5, you may want to head in early, get settled and head out for dinner. The college town of Carbondale is a short drive up 127. You will find many restaurants and bars-but if you're looking for pizza please visit Quatro's. I don't have to tell you what a night out in a college town is like, but remember you getaway is just down the road!
Though these images are of my stay in the Cab Sav Suite, I have stayed in 2 other rooms also. After staying at a number of facilities in this Southern Illinois area, this is my top pick. If you are looking for a low cost stay with a larger group a place like Broken Wheel Ranch might fit your needs. If you want a family friendly stay and a few more creature comforts, the lodge at Giant City State Park is a great choice. If you're looking to camp, Ferne Clyffe State Park has a number of great options.
My favorite part, you can book your stay with their online calendar. OK, yeah I'm a geek, it's OK. But they also have a per case discount too! So if you're looking for a good place to stay when you visit SoIL or if you are just burnt out and need to get away from it all, take a few days and head to the Alto Pass Wine Trail and stay at Von Jokob.
WorldMark Galena - USA IL
Just 12.9 km from the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, this Illinois resort offers rooms with cable TV and a fireplace. A heated indoor pool with a hot tub is on site.
A balcony and dining area are provided in every studio and apartment at WorldMark Galena. For added convenience, a microwave, fridge, and tea and coffee-making facilities are also included.
An on-site fitness centre and sauna are available at Galena WorldMark. Guests can enjoy the resortТs game room or views of the countryside while making use of the outdoor BBQ facilities.
The Shenandoah Horseback Riding Center is 5 minutesТ drive from this resort. The Ulysses S. Grant Home and Historic Site is 11.3 km away. 5129 West Longhollow Road, Guilford, IL 61036, USA