Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States of America. Situated in the state of Illinois, it was founded in the year 1833 right after the war with the native Americans. Chicago is located on the southwest shores of Lake Michigan and at the watersheds of the Mississippi river. It is also known as the Windy city.
Downtown Chicago, popularly called The Loop, is the historical center of the city. It is bounded around a transit circuit with the Wabash Avenue on the east, Lake Street on the north, Wall Street on the west, and the Van Buren Street on the south. Don't miss this area as it is always bustling with plenty of happenings.
Most importantly, Millennium Park is the world's largest rooftop garden and the admission to the park is absolutely free. In all, the Millennium Park is worth visiting, and is one of the most important locations in Downtown Chicago.
Oak Street Beach
There are many vendors that offer great fast food, drinks, and cheap deals for trendy sunglasses. You can take a brief walk to Oak Street Beach from Michigan Avenue as well.
You will come across the Shakespeare theater, restaurants, bars, the Stained glass museum, etc., but the best part of the Navy Pier is the firework display that is performed each Wednesday and Saturday night. You can also see the fireworks from Dock Street, which is at the southern edge of the Navy Pier.
Movies in the Park
The most happening place for all movie aficionados - the Chicago Park district, offers a series called 'movies in the park' for its community residents. Location of movies in the park switches to various nearby parks. The movies begin at dusk, hence, many of the residents make plans for picnic with picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets as well.
Most of the movies are free and some can be seen by paying a nominal fee. You can check the listing for your favorite movie and enjoy it with your loved ones.