Just can't get enough of the snow-dusted city scene? Chicago IS calling!


"The Bean" in Chicago

A Snowy Selfie with #thebean

Make a beeline to Millennium Park the moment you see signs of snow for your meet-and-greet with "The Bean," the famous sculpture and #1 Chicago sight, formally known as Cloud Gate.

Lincoln Park Zoo

A Play Date with a Polar Bear

Meet Siku, the 1,000-lb polar bear who's a resident of the Walter Family Arctic Tundra, one of several new habitats at Lincoln Park Zoo. Tip: Don't miss the Regenstein Macaque Forest, home to the snow-loving monkeys native to Japan, and the Pritzker Penguin Cove, which features a heated deck and temperature-controlled pool for its colony of endangered African penguins.

Chicago winter skyline

Instagramming a Frozen Lake

The best thing about the chilly weather? When Lake Michigan freezes up and makes for the most epic outdoor skyline views. Here's a tip: Explore the lakefront from both north and south of the downtown Loop. This breathtaking pic was taken from Museum Campus.

Northerly Island Chicago

Snowshoeing Through a City Scene

Try snowshoes as a slower-paced alternative to ice skates! Explore the downtown peninsula on weekends with Snowtrekking and Family Prairie Prowls.

Maggie Daley Park

Ice-Skating a Ribbon in the Park 

Chicago's downtown "Winter Campus" offers a 2-for-1 deal for those who want to lace up and glide on over to see the sights. Choose from the classic oval ice rink in Millennium Park or the twisting-and-turning skating ribbon at adjacent Maggie Daley Park.

The J. Parker

Relaxing in a Rooftop Snow Globe 

Look out across the city from within a glass-enclosed rooftop bar like J. ParkerIO Godfrey or ROOF on theWit. What better place to watch the snow fall and fall and fall?

Horse carriage ride

Taking a Carriage Ride in the Snow

Horse-drawn carriages can be seen all around the Magnificent Mile. It's a fairytale-like journey throughout the snowy city scene, under the cozy warmth of a blanket. There's nothing more magical. Check out Chicago Horse & Carriage and Great Lakes Horse & Carriage for details. 

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