Chicago Illinois Attractions Guide

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded, in a clockwise direction from the south, by the U.S. states of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

The word "Michigan" was originally used to refer to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa Indian word mishigami, meaning "great water."

Some 12 million people live along Lake Michigan’s shores. Many small cities in Northern Michigan are centered around a tourist base that takes advantage of the beauty and recreational opportunities offered by Lake Michigan. These cities have large seasonal populations that arrive from Chicago and inland cities in Southern Michigan. The southern tip of the lake is heavily industrialized. Cities on the shores of Lake Michigan with populations larger than 30,000 include: Chicago, Evanston, Highland Park, North Chicago, and Waukegan.

The Chicago Skyline can be seen from the Indiana shore and parts of extreme southwest Michigan and southeastern Wisconsin.

Chicagoland Activity Guide

Tours- Chicagoland Tours

Here you will find a variety of bus tours, trolley tours, bike tours, and boat tours to show you the great sights of the great city. See the Sears Tower; enjoy a fabulous Dinner Show; rent a bike or enjoy a Bicycle Tour; rent a Harley; see Ghosts; charter a sailboat; ride in a Hot Air Balloon; or enjoy any of the 75 tours and activities in Chicagoland area.

Chicagoland area Attractions- No matter what time of year it is, there is always something going on. Check out the Chicagoland Events Calendar
Here are some of the most popular destinations to visit in the Chicagoland area.

Navy Pier
Six Flags Great America
Adler Planetarium
Field Museum
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Children’s Museum
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Millennium Park

Dining

If it’s a good meal that you crave, then you’ve come to the right city! Chicago, Illinois boasts some of the best restaurants around. Whether you’re looking for a 5 star Steakhouse, Deep Dish Pizza, BBQ Ribs, or a Chicago-style hot dog, your dining experience certainly won’t disappoint. Check out our Dining Guide.

Sporting Events

Is sports your thing? Chicago, Illinois has always been known as a great sports town and between our 5 major sports teams along with some lesser known teams, and our local universities, the Chicagoland area offers a little of something for every sports fan.

Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Wolves
Chicago Fire
Schaumburg Flyers

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