4. Chicago Cultural Center: In the shadow of sparkling new Millennium Park and the legendary Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center sometimes gets overlooked but it’s a very regrettable mistake. Boasting the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome and gleaming Carrara marble, the cultural center is an architectural marvel in its own right but there’s so much more. Art exhibits, concerts, films, lectures and festivals are presented almost every day of the week and all for free.
5. Chicago Lake Street Bridge: This is another overlooked treasure. It stretches over the Chicago River and offers the most magnificent views of the skyline. This is the only downtown bride that survived the Chicago Fire. It’s rarely as crowded as the Michigan Avenue Bridge so stroll slowly across it and grab a big eyeful of Chicago.