5 Fun Activities You MUST Do When You Move to the Chicago Area

The Windy City is such a fun area to explore. With tourist attractions, high-quality restaurants, museums, and so much more to discover, there’s never a dull moment.

Be sure to check out these five things to do when you move to the Chicago area!

1. Attend A Blackhawks Game

A huge sports city, Chicago is home to not only two major league baseball teams, the Cubs and the White Sox, a national football league team, the Bears, it also boasts an illustrious national hockey league team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

Better known to Chicagoans as “the Hawks” this six-time NHL Stanley Cup winning team calls the United Center arena on the near west side of the city their home. Some consider these the best games in town!

Arrive early for the pregame skate and warmups. Get a free autograph from a former Hawks player and a photo with the Tommy Hawk mascot. Kids can even create a poster on-site to encourage their favorite player. And nothing dazzles quite like the excitement of the national anthem at Hawks games.

2. Visit The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has more than 300,000 works of art on display in its downtown Chicago location.  Just a block from Lake Michigan and next to Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park, this iconic landmark boasts eight separate buildings and nearly one million square feet of world-renowned artwork.

There is something for the entire family to appreciate. Each year the Art Institute hosts 30 special exhibitions and hundreds of lectures, gallery discussions, events, and performances. The Art Institute is an ideal family outing with family programs that combine looking at art with hands-on experiences.

3. Explore The Midwest Museum Of Natural History

Located in suburban Sycamore, IL, the Midwest Museum of Natural History is a fun, family-friendly experience that everyone will enjoy.

The museum features exhibits on a wide array of topics including geology, biology, and anthropology, with a regular rotation of new exhibits in addition to the museum’s permanent exhibitions.

Those with a passion for nature should be sure to check out the museum’s live animals exhibits, featuring reptiles and arthropods from around the world.

4. Step Out on SkyDeck Chicago

Take in amazing panoramic 360-degree views from “the Ledge” at Chicago’s SkyDeck Observatory located in the Willis Tower. The Ledge, a glass balcony extends four feet outside the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere!

Visit on a clear day and enjoy spectacular views spanning up to four states. A one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits this breathtaking experience is open 365 days a year.

5. Visit Donley’s Wild West Town

Step back in time to experience the thrill of the wild west at Donley’s Wild West Town in Union, IL.

Old architecture, rides, and delicious food await you as you make your way through this fantastic family-friendly park. Arrive early, as the park has so many activities to do that you’ll be hard-pressed to get through everything in one day otherwise.

Make Your Move To The Chicago Area Exciting

Moving to a new city, especially one as big as Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, can be a little intimidating. But we hope this list makes you look forward to your move to Chicago a little bit more!

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