Hit the beach – for lovers of the golden grains
Perhaps not what springs to mind when conjuring up images of the Chicago skyline, but rest assured, there’s enough sand here to tempt the most ardent of beach enthusiasts. With around 26 miles of lakefront and 15 miles of beach within easy reach of Michigan Avenue, you’re guaranteed a stretch of sand all to yourself. Paddle in the lake waters, get active with a volleyball game or bike ride along the waterfront pathways or simply sit and enjoy the view…we’d never judge.
Catch a live game – For Bears and Bulls fans
Whether you’re into baseball, basketball, hockey or football (that’s American football to the brits),Chicago is your city. Pick up a ticket for one of the regular live games spread across town and you’ll be treated to premier league teams fighting it out against an infectious atmosphere of enthusiastic fans. Cheer on the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, the White Sox at U.S Cellular Field, the Chicago Cubs at historic Wrigley Field and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for a unique sporting experience that will leave you with a lifelong love affair with your adopted Chicago team.Read more
Take a trip to theatre land – for thespians and cabaret connoisseurs
Step into the spotlight and experience Chicago’s top theatre spots. From big name Broadway musicals and avant garde drama to stand-up comedy and intimate cabaret shows, there’s an endless array of options to choose from. Home to a selection of Tony Award winning Broadway theatres, Chicago boasts some of the country’s most sought-after shows and critically acclaimed performers. Stop by the Steppenwolf Theatre for a taste of Chicago’s high-end theatrical scene or catch some comedy down at The Second City before hitting the local blues bars.
Bobby’s Bike Hike – for the active foodie
Explore the diverse city of Chicago as the locals do, by bike. For anyone interested in discovering hidden culinary gems known almost exclusively to born and bred Chicagoans, get on board with Bobby’s Bike Hike. Ride your way to some of the city’s best loved foods – from pizza and hot dogs right through to cupcakes and beer as you peddle past Chicago’s most popular neighbourhoods.
“Chicago like a Local” – for insider tips to the city
It’s always a good idea to check out a local blog or two to discover authentic up-to-the-minute experiences. Follow in local footsteps and find out what the Chicagoans say about their city…