Grant Park & Lake Shore Drive

Grant Park is huge and might be larger than New York’s Central Park, the same size or smaller.  It has to be one of those three.

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Anyway, Grant Park encompasses the Field Museum to Millennium Park; however, the other areas doesn’t get much love as Millennium Park.  The other areas are Chicago’s ugly-red-headed-adopted step-child.  It’s like a constellation prize you win but don’t really want, so you re-wrap it to give it as a Christmas gift.  It also got shafted when Batman was being filmed in Chicago.

Grant Park consists of the following area:

  1. Millennium ParkThe Cloud Gate aka Bean and the hoards of tourists with selfie sticks.  Fun times.
    The Bean aka Cloud Gate Chicago
    Pano shot
  2. Maggie Daley Park
  3. The Skating Ribbon
    Grant Park Chicago
    Skating Rink
  4. Field House
  5. Art Institute of Chicago – It has a bunch of old stuff like pictures of Jesus and Sir Lancelot’s armor.  Full review here.
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Art Institute of Chicago
  6. Buckingham Fountain – The fountain is well-known because of one of the greatest sitcoms in recent history — Married with Children.
    Buckingham Fountain
    Buckingham Fountain
  7. Museum Campus (i.e., Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium) – It’s a bunch of places to take the kids so they could run around and cause mayhem.  The museum could get really expensive, so check out our Chicago Sightseeing for Cheap article here.  It’s about half off for 5 locations in Chicago.  Field Museum review here. Shedd Aquarium review here.
    Grant Park Chicago
    Museum Campus
  8. Petrillo Music Shell
  9. Congress Plaza
  10. Hutchinson Field
  11. Marinas and Harbors
  12. Skate Park
  13. The Bowman and The Spearman
    Grant Park Chicago
    The Bowman and The Spearman
  14. Agora
    Agora Chicago
    Agora

As you can see, there’s a shit load of stuff you could do.  A person could easily spend a day here pointing and laughing at all the tourists with selfie sticks.  They could easily just sit there and freeze their asses off during the first week of March when the Chicago Wind Chill is abundant like Donald Trump’s Tweeter tirade.  It’s kind of like going to a bar for “one” drink then you ending up getting sh*t face and calling Uber.

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