Top 5 Things to See on a Day Trip to Chicago

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According to Time Out, one of the top places to visit while you’re in Chicago is to see a live performance of Hamilton. This acclaimed musical was written and directed by Lin Manuel Miranda, and it celebrates the life and works of one of America’s greatest politicians—Alexander Hamilton. Using hip-hop, rap, and R&B influences, the performance is anything but ordinary.

You should also check out the Shedd Aquarium while you’re in town. This indoor public aquarium features 32,000 animals from around the world, including fish, penguins, and otters. There’s even an ongoing art display that celebrates animals.

For those looking to save a few bucks, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo. Free to the public, this zoo has it all—lions, tigers, bears, and more. You can see shows or visit during one of the many events during the fall.

Grant Park’s three-level fountain, called the Buckingham Fountain, is the perfect place to stop for a picnic. There’s a clear view of Lake Michigan from this spot, and the fountain itself is nothing short of an engineering marvel.

Last but not least, check out 360 Chicago. This observatory is housed on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building, offering a birds-eye view of the city from over 1,000 feet in the sky. These are just some of the many things we here at Bill Walsh Kia suggest for a day trip to the Windy City.

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