Lake Point Tower
Its undulating glass façade makes Lake Point Tower one of the most visible Chicago landmarks. This residential high-rise is well-known for creating and popularizing the “Park in the City” concept. The entire third floor of Lake Point Tower is a two and a half acre park, complete with playground and duck pond. Notable residents include Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Alice Cooper.
Home to the Chicago Cubs, this historic baseball field was constructed in 1914 and is known as the oldest ballpark in the United States. Its ivy-covered outfield walls are well-known, and balls frequently are lost within the ivy. Make sure to stop and visit Wrigley Field’s front entrance, for there you’ll find the field’s famous red marquee.
This 1,208 acre park is Chicago’s largest public park. With over 20 million visitors per year, this waterfront park is the second most visited park in the United States. Known for its world-class zoo, conservatory, statues, and wildlife, make sure to visit the famous Abraham Lincoln statue located just east of the History Museum. Sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens using Lincoln’s 1860 life mask, replicas of the statue can be found at Lincoln’s Tomb and all over the world.
The Magnificent Mile
Sometimes known as The Mag Mile, The Magnificent Mile is a shopping addict’s dream. Holding its own with Rodeo Drive and 5th Avenue, The Mag Mile is saturated with designer boutiques, office buildings, restaurants, upscale hotels and museums. The Magnificent Mile is the largest shopping district in Chicago, spanning more than 3.1 million square feet.