5 Cultural Experiences Not to Miss Out on This Summer

Posted on August 03, 2017

1. The Art Institute of Chicago

Explore the Art Institute, Chicago’s world-class art museum and the second largest in the United States. Situated in Grant Park, the museum’s collections range from impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary works. This is a must see on your Chicago cultural immersion trip! 

2. Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

This 90-minute, one-of-a-kind tour takes you through the heart of the city aboard Chicago’s Finest Fleet while Chicago Architecture Foundation certified docents introduce you to the stories that built these architectural icons. Purchase tickets today and enjoy Chicago’s number 1 rated tour based on TripAdvisor review. 

3. Millennium Park Summer Music Series

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is underway with an exciting line-up of FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday through late August. The music series is hosted at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and features a variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists – both establishing and emerging. 

4. Guide to Chicago's Musicals & Plays

After New York City, Chicago has one of the most lively theater scenes in the United States. From musicals to plays, there are several shows you can catch on any given night – there is sure to be one that everyone will enjoy. 

5. Chicago's Restaurant Scene

Chicago has one of the most famous food scenes in the world. With so many choices, how can you not think of your next meal? Explore Chicago’s Michelin rated dining scene, follow local celebrity chefs and immerse yourself in the diverse ethnic neighborhood restaurants. There truly is something for everyone and every taste. And don’t forget to try some Chicago Deep Dish Pizza or a Chicago-style Hot Dog (sans ketchup… live like a local).