It’s one of Chicago’s best known landmarks, a beautiful green space nestled just south of The Magnificent Mile. For almost a decade, Millennium Park has delighted Chicago residents and visitors with its unparalleled landscape, incredible architectural and public art. Today, I'm going to show you how to experience all of its glory, just like a local.
When you're finished with the artwork, take a promenade around the Lurie Garden, Millennium’s five-acre showcase of landscaping genius and beauty. Filled with beautiful colors and powerful floral representations of Chicago’s history and legacy, this peaceful garden beautifully integrates nature into the excitement of downtown Chicago. And you can even take home a kit to plant a mini version of the Lurie Garden at your home! For more information about Lurie Garden, click here.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion
This spring and summer, there are world-class musicians on the Jay Pritzker stage, and there is guaranteed to be an event for everyone. Among some of the concert series are Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz and The Grant Park Music Festival, featuring the Chicago Symphony. For your contemporary crowd, the park offers Loops and Variations, which is new music mixed with electronica and Downtown Sound, a celebrated series that hosts some of the nation’s best indie, rock, and alternative groups.
Next time you are in Millennium Park, don’t just walk past it to get to your favorite designer’s store (although, who are we kidding? Shopping is ALWAYS encouraged). Stop and enjoy one of the finest parks in the nation. You’ll be happy you did.
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