Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 360 Chicago observation deck, as well as many other facilities in and around the city, are closed temporarily. Despite this, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in the Windy City this winter.
Stay entertained this winter and check out the following attractions.
Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain
Grant Park is 319 acres of greenery where you’ll find the magnificent Buckingham Fountain, along with many of Chicago’s most famous attractions such as the Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. While all three are closed right now, they have a fantastic variety of virtual tours to enjoy, and the park remains open for your pleasure.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Located two miles north of the Loop, this Chicago jewel offers wildlife for all. The zoo is open, admission is free, but reservations are now required. Make sure to book a spot ahead of time to ensure you can enter.
River Cruises and Walking Tours
Want to learn more about Chicago’s magnificent downtown architecture? A river cruise will be as entertaining as it is informational. And there are also a number of walking tours featuring everything from architecture and culture to gangsters and ghosts.
The Magnificent Mile
No visit to downtown Chicago is complete without a stroll along this wonderful stretch of Michigan Avenue, extending from Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago River.
360 Chicago Observation Deck
Topping off the city’s attractions, literally, there’s the 360 observation deck in downtown Chicago. Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 Chicago provides an unmatched 55-mile view in any direction on a clear day. And for the bravest, there’s the Tilt, the ultimate thrill ride that gives daring souls a downward view of Chicago from over 1,000 feet up.
In keeping with the Illinois’ COVID-19 mitigation measures, Chicago 360 is currently closed. But we hope to reopen soon, and we urge you to follow us on Facebook for our reopening date.