Navy Pier is the place that even the locals hang out. Visit the 3300-foot pier that runs along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. At Navy Pier, you can take in Cirque Shanghai’s visually spectacular Dragon’s Thunder. View the breathtaking fireworks set to music every Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, either from the pier or on an evening cruise, the view will be stunning. Visit Pier Park and ride the 150 foot Ferris wheel or the musical carousel. How about A”mazing” Chicago where you will get lost in the Mirror Maze then stagger through the Spinning Tunnel. Join a Segway tour or rent a bike, what a way to spend the day.
At Shedd Aquarium be prepared to take a trip of the imagination to an underwater world like no other. Touch the Stingrays, go eye to eye with the dolphins, and take a walk to the south Pole with the Penguins. The Shedd is located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.
Chicago is the home of the Blue Man Group. Running since the late 1980’s the Blue Man Group can still be seen at the Briar Street Theatre. Their unique blend of music, technology, and comedy appeals to people of all ages. The Briar Street Theatre is located at 3133 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657.
Alder Planetarium was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere in 1930 and is now the oldest planetarium in existence. Learn about the Curiosity Rover by viewing NASA’s full-size replica, our solar system, and the mysteries of space. The Alder Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.
For the Foodie
Chicago Style Hotdog
It wouldn’t be a trip to Chicago without an authentic Chicago style hotdog! Get the best in the city at Portillo’s! Experience this perfect dog fully loaded with all the fixins in a perfectly steamed poppy seed bun.
Deep Dish Pizza
This city is famous for its delicious deep-dish pizza! Extra deep means extra room for cheese, sauce, and extra toppings! Try Chicago’s best deep dish pizza at Pequod’s Pizza. Wash it down with their own seasonal craft beer!
For the Architect Lover
Chicago Cultural Center
Opened in 1897 and noted as a Chicago landmark and is the city’s official reception venue. Take the free afternoon tour and admire the stunning 38-foot-diameter mosaic glass dome.
Comprised of two iconic buildings, both glazed in terra-cotta, they gleam in the city lights all hours of the day. Walking through the center doors brings you to a secluded park area along the Chicago River. Also, leading to the entrance of the Chicago Riverwalk.
For the Sports Fan
Spend the afternoon with 61,500 other NFL fans at Soldier Field. Home to the Bears, feel the energy of the game at this luxury stadium offering all the food, drinks, and souvenirs you need to make this an experience you won’t forget.
Chicago White Sox
There is no better way to spend an afternoon than at the ballpark. Cheer for the home teams as you indulge in the many classic snacks. Don’t forget to order a craft beer and heat to your seat in the Guaranteed Rate Field and watch our favorite game.
For the Beach Lover
North Avenue Beach
One of Chicago’s most popular beaches relax and watch the waves or watch the many joggers, rollerbladers, and bikers cruise by on the Lakefront Trail. Many options to rent kayaks, SUPs, jet ski rentals. Relax in the sun and sand and take in the city Skyscape or play a round of volleyball.
Oak Street Beach
Relax in the sand, spread out a blanket for an afternoon picnic, go for a swim or people watch. Close to downtown and the Magnificent Mile, this beach gives you an up-close view to some iconic Chicago buildings from this scenic beach.
Whatever your heart desires, this city has it! Pack the maps, rent your RV, and get this fun city adventure started! If you’re planning on flying into Chicago, be sure to check out our article on RV Rentals with Airport Pick Up.