With its scenic lakefront, great cultural and historic attractions as well as world-class dining and shopping, Chicago is an appealing honeymoon destination to city life lovers from all over the world. There are many ways to experience the city: for the brave ones, there is The Ledge, a suspended glass box from the Willis Tower that will allow you to have a bird’s eye view. At 1,300 feet high, it offers amazing views of the city, its surroundings and Lake Michigan. The Hancock Observatory offers perhaps the best city view; after all, it was voted Chicago’s best view both by TripAdvisor and the Chicago Tribune. You can also take a bus, boat, bike, walking, trolley, and even segway tour, and there is no reason to limit yourself only to one type. May we suggest the ones offered by The Chicago Architecture Foundation? Led by energetic and enthusiastic guides, the Foundation’s tours will satisfy your mind’s curiosity and please you eyes and senses.
Another great idea for your honeymoon vacation in Chicago is visiting its beaches all of them having a unique vibe. For example, The Oak Street Beach is known as a chic place to see and to be seen; whereas the North Avenue one is famous for its vibrancy and high-energy. For more casual and relaxing place, you should visit the Ohio Street Beach, which not only offers the romantic atmosphere but also the peaceful views of the city’s skyline.
The City of Winds boasts many world-class museums, galleries and historic sites. Did you know that the Art Institute of Chicago houses the third largest permanent collection in the US and has one of the most amazing and unique collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings? or that there are many surviving examples of the world-renowned Chicago School of Architecture that popularized usage of steel in design of high-rise buildings? Here you can see the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and world’s largest Tiffany glass dome.
Whether you are theater admirers or not, visiting one of the 150 Chicago theaters is a must. Here you can find any type of entertainment: traditional and experimental, musicals and plays, live bands and classical concerts.
The city is also a renowned center of blues. In its numerous jazz bars and nightclubs you will find original bands and classical pieces. The evening spent here will be one of the most memorable parts of your honeymoon vacation.
The best time to visit Chicago is during the spring and summer months when it’s warm and dry. However, if you want to enjoy the Christmas-decorated city (it’s really beautiful during this season), make sure you bring enough warm clothes– it gets quite cold and windy in the winter.