ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Internationally esteemed as a school of art and design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is also home to some of the best-known works of art. Voted as the #1 museum in the world by Trip Advisor Travelers, it is definitely worth a walk through!
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago. The museum, which was established in 1967, is one of the world's largest contemporary art venues. The museum's collection champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture filled with exhibitions, performances, and programs that will leave you inspired.
Address: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Ever wonder what the show “Chicago” was based off of? Welcome to the famous Chicago Theatre, where live Jazz was born and came alive during the 1920s. This is a legendary venue in the heart of the Windy City, where live music still lives on in this historic theatre with touring musical groups, artists, and of course Broadway. A show in this French Baroque-style auditorium always makes for a fun night out, and a great photo spot with the often glowing “CHICAGO” Marquee.
Address: 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Looking for some comic relief? Head on over to another famous theatre, Second City! Beginning as a small improvisational theatre, it is now one of the most famous sketch comedy clubs in the world! A starting point for several A-list celebrities such as Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley and Steve Carell (just to name a few), you’ll be sure to have a “rip-roaring” time.
Address: 1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
Feeling the Blues? A famous blues nightclub located in Lincoln Park, Kingston Mines showcases a variety of blues by two separate bands, every night, on two separate stages. 365 days a year. Awarded the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” this club keeps locals and tourists blues fans coming back until the early mornings (5:00 AM) every night!
Address: 2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614