Destination: Chicago, Illinois
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With a Chicago cruise, you'll never run out of fun things to do, explore, and see. This city is the third largest in the US, and is a famous destination for people all over the world. Over the years, numerous movies, songs, and other forms of media have been made as tributes to the metropolis. You'll find busy streets full of dining opportunities, museums, and shopping all over Chicago. In addition, the city has a great bus and train network, ideal for getting you across the city in no time.
The city is a favorite among our cruisers because it has so much to do. It's nearly guaranteed that, whatever your interest is, you'll find it in Chicago. Locations like Millennium Park with it's mirrored "bean," the Magnificent Mile shopping district, and Grant Park, with its museums and art installations, are all great reasons to opt for a Chicago cruise.
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Best things to do in Chicago, IL
Tour the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
This museum is an essential Chicago destination for Great Lakes cruise visitors interested in art. This large museum is located right in the city, and holds exhibits that highlight artists from Chicago and all over the world.
Eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
This eatery has been a hallmark of Chicago's pizza scene for over 40 years. Helping elevate Chicago-style pizza to the level of fame it has today, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria now has multiple locations around town. They have their own special ingredients and even source their cheese from neighboring state, Wisconsin. Stop in for a slice at one of their locations to try a Chicago tradition.
Stop in at the Drake Hotel on Magnificent Mile
The Drake Hotel is one of Chicago's most famous and lavish hotels. Designed in the Italian Renaissance architectural style, the hotel was founded in 1920 and is filled with great views, marble, and other elegant features. It features over 500 bedrooms, and is a fantastic spot to stay if you decide on a pre-or-post-cruise excursion. The Drake is located right on Chicago's Miracle Mile, so you can be sure you'll have great options when you step out to shop or eat. If you're short on time but want to see the Drake, you can also tour it or eat at one of three restaurants located on its ground-level floor.