In 2013, Chicago was chosen as one of the Top Ten Cities in the United States to visit by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for its excellent shopping, numerous cultural attractions, dazzling art scenes and fascinating architecture.
Here are the key tourist spots that everyone should visit for a memorable and complete travel experience in "the windy city".
Have a photo op with the Bean and city skyline in the background. Watch people pose and make funny faces at their reflections. It is a unique place and an amusing thing to do when in the city.
MILLENIUM ICE SKATING RINK
Take in the cold wind chill and show off your skills at the Millenium Park Ice Skating Rink, one of the best outdoor ice skating rink in the world.
JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION
Relax and sit on lawn area at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion with full picnic setup while watching a live performance.
TERRACE LOUNGE AT TRUMP
Enjoy a fantastic cocktail and the breathtaking view of the city at Terrace Lounge in Trump Tower. Trump Tower in Chicago is the 4th tallest building in the US and 16th tallest building the world.
360 CHICAGO OBSERVATION DECK
Go up to 360 Chicago Observation Deck and be mesmerized by the expansive view of Chicago's extraordinary 80 miles skyline.
Visit the historic Water Tower and get acquainted with the stories behind the great Chicago fire.
Shop until you drop in some of the world's most high-end boutiques, savor succulent dishes from award-winning restaurants and take in timeless sights along Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile.
THE WRIGLEY BUILDING
Enjoy Wrigley Building's stunning exterior as you stroll down Michigan Avenue. Inspired by the Giralda Tower of the cathedral in Seville, Spain, Wrigley Building was the first of a series of landmarks at the southern end of the Magnificent Mile.
Take a peek of the DuSable Bridge, an exquisite work of public art and a great feat of civil engineering. Also, don't forget to take a stroll along the River Walk while enjoying watching the people and viewing the boats as they float by. It's a great way to relax as well as to end a nice day of sightseeing and shopping.
When you come to Chicago, you absolutely shouldn't miss the United Center especially if you're a Michael Jordan fan. This stadium was opened in 1994 and is the home of the Chicago Bulls. Today, tourists from all over the world come to visit and have their picture taken with the uber-popular Michael Jordan Statue.