Visitors to the Windy City will instantly fall in love with the sports, parks, and culture that pack this metropolis. Millennium Park serves as a fantastic introduction to Chicago and boasts everything from green space to interactive public art to performance spaces. Don't miss the adjacent Art Institute of Chicago for the best art exhibitions in the city. Sports fans will want to make a beeline for a game at Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, or Soldier Field. Once you've worked up a serious hunger, grab one of Chicago's signature deep dish pizzas or a Chicago-style hot dog topped with plenty of veggies.
For a large city, Chicago is remarkably accessible either by car or by public transit. If you opt to drive, prepare for occasional traffic jams in the downtown area and on the main arteries. Rest assured that you'll find plentiful paid street parking and parking garages, though finding a spot during major sporting events may prove challenging. Try parking at a suburban transit station and ride the El or Metra train into the city. Ride the El to a game or a show, and stretch your legs as you take the family into the city for a day of fun.