There’s nothing like exploring a truly welcoming city with the one you love! The memories created with your husband or wife while dining and shopping on some of the most luxurious avenues in the world followed by an immersion in world-renown art just a few blocks away are dreams come true.  A visit to the Windy City allows you to experience this freedom and allows any gay traveler the opportunity to indulge in some of the best epicurean culinary delights in the world. As Frank Sinatra immortalized, Chicago is “My Kind of Town.”


Art Institute of Chicago
With two bronze lions guarding its Michigan Avenue entrance, The Art Institute of Chicago is home to some of the most important works in the history of art. The  new Modern Wing, opened in 2009, is itself a work of art,  showcases contemporary art, modern  paintings and sculpture in a unique setting. A must see!

John Hancock Observatory
Located in the heart of the Mag Mile, the John Hancock Observatory Open Air Skywalk is open until 11 p.m. daily. From 1,000 feet above the hustle, on the 94th floor,  you can spot landmarks such as Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and the  marinas. Enjoy a multimedia Sky Tour or read about Chicago’s history on the 80-foot long display wall. A coffee break up in the sky is a must. 

Skydeck at Willis Tower
The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the observation deck has a glass ledge that lets visitors float  1,353 feet in the air.  Willis Tower provides unparalleled views of not only Chicago, but on a clear day Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Navy Pier
With more than 50 acres of prime Chicago lakefront, Navy Pier is all about fun! Shopping, Shakespeare,  museums, and a Ferris wheel are some of what makes the pier a visitor’s must.  Fireworks light up the Wednesay and Saturday skies during the summer months.


Millennium Park
Millennium Park is a destination for travelers and locals alike. From the free concerts at the dramatic, Frank Gehry designed, Jay Pritzker Pavilion to the engrossing forms and functions of "The Bean" sculpture and Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, a walk here embodies the Chicago motto, “Urbs in Horto,” A City in a Garden.

Shedd Aquarium
The  John G. Shedd Aquarium is Chicago’s most visited cultural attraction. With more than 80 habitats which allow visitors to experience up close a breadth of sea life including beluga whales, Pacific white sided dolphins, Alaska sea otters and California sea lions, as well as an Caribbean Reef ecosystem.



Museum of Science & Industry
The MSI was the first museum in North America to offer visitors interactive exhibits.  Kids of all ages can make a giant heart beat, make  a model train, or practice moves on the basketball court with the help of a virtual coach.


Adler Planetarium
From the galaxy wall of our Milky Way to the intrepid explorers of Mars, Adler encourages us to look into the our heavens, the stars and far, far beyond.


The Field Museum 

At a young 67 million years old, and measuring 40 feet long and 13 feet high, Sue the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex  ever discovered welcomes you the the Field! However, don’t stop with Sue, explore two ancient mummies and the decadenct display with  which Egyptian kings  ushured in the Afterlife.



The Magnificent Mile
From the Chicago River  north to Oak Street, this mile of Michigan  Avenue  is a district of architecture, upscale shopping and designer boutiques, such as Armani Ralph Lauren, and Coach.  The fine dining and people watching makes the Mag Mile a mecca like no other place on earth. 
 


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