Day 1

We started our trips with Willis (Sears) Tower at 9AM, the 40$ on the spot ticket was worth it, the tower provides some really beautiful views of Chicago. We spent about two hours there.

Willis Tower

Willis Tower

From there, we continued our journey onto Art Institute of Chicago. At 23$ the price felt slightly steep but if you are into arts, I would recommend 1-2 hours here as well.

The only pic I took there :(

The only pic I took there 🙁

Post-lunch, we headed to the famous Blue Man (comedy) show, it is contemporary but still whacky. A must do.

Blue ManWe decided to check out the Millenium Park which has the Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”).

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain

Cloud Gate (The Bean)

Cloud Gate (The Bean)

The last item of our day was Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It is on a Navy Pier, worth taking a stroll. We watched a Shakespearean show. If you are planning to attend, I would highly recommend reading the full story in advance. The language, the actions, and the speed are too difficult to follow if you don’t know the story. Mudit realized that I didn’t.

Day 2

We started the day with Museum of Science & Industry. It’s huge and impressive. Do check out the live demos if you are there. We dissected a cow’s eye as a part of a medical experiment. We ended up spending about four hours there and had to cancel the next visit to Oriental Institute Musem.

Dielectric breakdown

Dielectric breakdown

Afterward, we headed to Magnificant mile, took another stroll around Millennium park and it was time for our respective flights by then.

Magnificent mile

Magnificent mile

Note:

  1. The city is extremely public transport friendly. Don’t worry about getting a rental car.
  2. Try out the Chicago deep-crust pizza.