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.
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.
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.
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.