Best things to do in Chicago and sightseeing in Chicago
The Field Museum - Chicago
The Field Museum in Chicago is one of the largest natural history museums in the world attracting up to 2 million visitors annually having some of the best exhibits in the United States. It also has a Library which has over 275,000 books, journals, and photo archives focused on biological systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, archaeology, ethnology and material culture, supports the Field Museum’s academic research faculty and exhibit development  which makes visiting the museum one of the best things to do in Chicago. Some of the best known permanent exhibits are the Nature Walk, the Mammals of Asia, the Grainger Hall of Gems, the Underground Adventure, the Inside Ancient Egypt and the Working Laboratories.
Don’t miss the Underground Adventure, where you’ll get to see the world as insects do and Inside Ancient Egypt, where you will see human and animal mummies.
Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago
One of the very few well knows zoos in the world without an entry fee, the famous Lincoln Park Zoo provides a natural habitat and an animal friendly ecosystem for more than 1,000 animals of 200 different species. Also you can get some amazing snaps especially if you have a DSLR which gives crisp and sharp images of the animals residing in the zoo. This zoo was built in the late 18th century and has a number of activities for youth and children making it a must visit place in Chicago. Some of the best exhibits in the zoo are the Polar Bear Habitat, the Regenstein Macaque Forest, the Waterfowl Lagoon and the McCormick Swan Pond.
As if all the cool animals weren’t enough, the zoo has a calendar that is packed with events that aim to please. Yoga classes, sleepovers, and Twilight Safari are just a few of the things on offer.
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago
Gleaming as one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is one of the best man made wonders housing more than 8,000 species of aquatic animals like sea lions, dolphins and sea turtles making it one of the must visit places in Chicago. Also surrounding it is the famous Museum Campus Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium. Online purchasing of tickets are available at http://www.sheddaquarium.org/.
Buckingham Fountain - Chicago
One of the famous landmarks of the city of Chicago, the iconic Buckingham Fountain located in the center of the Grant Park is one of the largest water fountains in the world. The fountain is also decorated with festival lights during winter which makes it one of the best places to visit in Chicago. It measures over 280 feet in diameter and has a capacity of 1,500,000 U.S. gallons of water and the central jet is capable of pushing the water to a unbelievable height of 150 feet.
The Bean - Chicago
Most touristy place in Chicago, The bean has a weird aesthetic appeal to it. Millennium park houses various events throughout the year, if you're lucky you can get into one. This place is modernly artsy. You'll love how shiny, spikey and full of shapes it is here.
Millennium Park - Chicago
Boasting more than 4 million visitors a year from all over the world, the Millennium Park in Chicago is one of the must visit tourist attraction favored by both international and local tourists. It has some of the best gardens and play areas in the city which includes BP Footbridge, Cloud Gate, Lurie Garden and the Crown Fountain. Its ideal atmosphere and children loving environment makes it a must visit place in Chicago. The park also features The Grant Park Music Festival every year which is a musical concert series held for around a week and is known all around the United States.
Hyatt Regency Chicago - Chicago
Chicago looked gorgeous from our balcony. Hyatt Regency has a fairly good bar, where there is a lot of space to move around and is not squishy. We just took our breakfast from here which was a buffet but had great amount of variety. The rooms have plush beds and numerous munching options. Bathrooms here are the best! If you want to spend some extra dollars spend them here.
Navy Pier - Chicago
Navy Pier is sheer excitement! You have boat tours, rides, shopping, food everything. It's a heaven for kids and some of us looking to unleash the child within. The boat tour throughout the city is a good deal mainly if you are short of time. In fall the Halloween decorations are a treat!