Chicago is a dazzling city and it’s only normal for first-timers to be overwhelmed on where to go during their visit. If you’re short on time and want to make the most of your trip, here are some top places that you should consider to make your vacation not only picturesque but worthwhile.
Krasberg Rose Garden
Seeing a rose in bloom can put anyone in a better mood but to see over 5000 of them blossoming at the same time will leave you breathless. If you’re looking to make people drool over your vacation photos or simply appreciate the beauty that nature brings, then the Krasberg Rose Garden located at the Chicago Botanic Garden is definitely the place to visit for you. Be sure to drop by in the morning when roses are most fragrant and breathe in the awe that only Mother Nature can bring.
The Agora Sculptures
If you’re hoping to elicit a sense of shock from your followers, then standing among 106 headless sculptures might just do the trick. These magnificent works of art are some of the most talked about installations in the city. The artwork is named after the Greek word, Agora, which literally means gathering place or assembly. The artist behind these colossal pieces, Magdalena Abakonowicz, donated the sculptures to the city. Inspired by how people think in crowds and how humankind let their emotions rule their minds, the installation is a reflection of society where we move, somewhat headless, following what our hearts say, sometimes foolishly indulging to all passions.
Considered a Chicago landmark, the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of the largest in the world and is considered one of the finest ornamental fountains in America. Officially opened to the public in May 26, 1927, it has since then been delighting visitors with its spectacular water display that runs for 20 minutes. This architectural marvel has 820 lights and can shoot water to a height of 150 feet into the air. Undeniably eye-catching, this monument also has an outstanding water capacity of 1.5 million gallons which is roughly the equivalent of 150 million human beings in water weight.
The Burnham Harbor
Seeing a thousand docked boats in one lifetime may sound impossible but that’s not the case in Burnham Harbor. Located at the Museum campus, itis the largest harbor in the Chicago Harbors system and is a truly a sight to behold. Surrounded by the Chicago’s magnificent skyline, the Burnham Harbor provides the most scenic backdrop for anyone who dreams of a picture-perfect life. Only minutes away from museums, aquariums and other historical landmarks, the harbor is central to Chicago culture and represents the community’s laidback but changing lifestyle.
Chicago has definitely more places that deserve to be on this list but making a trip memorable really boils down to finding new ways to explore the city. Indulge in a deep-dish pizza, go to a Cubs game, visit to these sights on a Segway! However you choose to discover Chicago, one thing’s for sure, you certainly won’t regret visiting it.