Chicago In winter

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With its plethora of fun, year-round activities, world-class museums, and some of the most iconic foods, it’s unsurprising that tourists continue to flock to Chicago in winter despite the snow and cold. For the ultimate guide to visiting Chicago in winter – look no further, we’ve got you covered!

Browse & Shop Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile has a classic metropolitan buzz and is especially festive during the winter as its trees are lit up with thousands of twinkling white lights.

The Bean In Millennium Park

Millennium Park is the epicenter of fun in Chicago as this is where you’ll find Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), Crown Fountain, Maggie Daley Park, and the unique BP Pedestrian Bridge.

Go Ice Skating

Chicago has a multitude of seasonal ice skating rinks that pop up around the city during its winter months offering fun and enjoyment to both locals and visitors alike.

Navy Pier Ride the Centennial Wheel

Despite the gray skies and floating ice chunks, the harbor of Lake Michigan in which Navy Pier sits is surprisingly beautiful and serene in the winter! Plus, all of the shops and delicious dining venues throughout the pier remain open, as does Chicago’s famous Ferris wheel, the Centennial Wheel!

Enjoy Famous Chicago Foods

Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or a foodie newbie, spend winter in Chicago enjoying a Chicago hot dog, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, an Italian Beef sandwich, fried chicken, or Garrett Popcorn!

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