How exciting! our first day exploring Chicago!
First stop my computer, I ordered 3 CityPass’s, Chicago CityPASS gives you admission to 5 must-see tourist attractions in Chicago.
CityPASS booklets are valid for nine consecutive days beginning with the first day of use.
Plus you get to skip the ticket lines once you have your ticket booklet.
Once we purchased these we walked down to Chicago 360, there was a section for people who had City Passes and thats were they gave us our booklet, I think each attraction holds the booklets. Once you enter any one of the attractions they take the ticket out of the booklet.
Anyway back to our adventure ! 360 Chicago ? that view, it was breath taking!!
Located along Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, 360 CHICAGO soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s majestic skyline to offer visitors the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and four neighboring states.
whats next? the Sky decks!
Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!
The Skydeck is open 365 Days a Year April through September from 9am-10pm | October through March from 10am-8pm | Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
OK thats enough of hights, I would like to do something a little less high in the sky!
So we walked over to Millennium Park for a hotdog and to check out the bean/ could gate.
Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor‘s first public outdoor work installed in the United States.
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.
Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
After a full day of walking around and exploring it was time for dinner! We started to walk back to the apartment then I spotted The Cheese Cake Factory! oh my they have some yummy food and the prices weren’t to bad either!