Iconic Chicago Landmarks You Need to See


Whenever you travel to a new place there is always an unspoken list of things that you must see. If you are traveling to Chicago then your list might be pretty long. It’s impossible to see them all, but Chicago concierges have made it easy with these favorites.

John Dillon – Langham Hotels

The Bean

The Cloud Gate, or better known as ’The Bean’, is one of the largest permanent outdoor installations in the world. It is made of stainless steel and is polished to perfection so that there are no visible seams. It’s one of those things that is just cool to look at. You can see different parts of the skyline depending on where you stand.

Julian Palmer – Cambria Chicago

Navy Pier

The Pier is so big and full of things to do that it has become the cure to a boring day. Originally built for storing military personnel, the Pier can accommodate 100,000 people. It’s 34 acres of restaurants, shopping, tours, conventions, rides, and entertainment.

Peter Simoncelli – Ritz Carlton

Magnificent Mile

Being Chicago’s premier commercial district, you can imagine how much the Magnificent Mile has to offer. Luxury stores, upscale restaurants, and the world’s biggest Starbucks await you here.

Matt Wozniak – Trump Hotels

Buckingham Fountain

This massive and iconic fountain holds over 1.500,000 gallons of water, and fires streams out of its 193 jets. Considered to be one of the finest ornamental fountains in America, the fountain was donated by Kate Buckingham in honor of her brother Clarence Buckingham.

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