One really fun aspect of touring Chicago from the water (see my Chicago: On the River post) is the opportunity to catch the reflections in glass buildings. I wish I’d noticed this earlier in the cruise, but I was obsessing about the bridges. Took me a while to notice all the reflections.
Chicago: On the River
Despite temps in the low 30s and that chill wind off the lake that Chicago is famous for, I went cruising on the Chicago River. Yes, it was cold. And, yes, it was worth it, both because I learned more about Chicago and because you see things from the water that you’d miss just walking the boulevards and back streets (which I did a lot).
Chicago: From On High (Part 2)
The other place to get high in Chicago, and way more touristy, is Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). Definitely has the views and yet…
Chicago: Field Museum
One of the highlights of my visit to Chicago was spending an afternoon at the Field Museum, which holds so many different kinds of science inside its three floors. With only three hours left before closing time, I had to pick and choose what to see and that was really hard.
Chicago: From On High (Part 1)
There are two places in Chicago where you can go to look down on everything else in the city: 360 Chicago, at 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly the John Hancock building) and Skydeck Chicago, at the top of the Willis Tower (which most people still call the Sears Tower). We did both and enjoyed each for different reasons.