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


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.

"The Bean" in Chicago

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.

Polar Bear at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago

Instagram 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.

Frozen Lake in Chicago

Snowshoe 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.

Kid Walking with Snow Shoes on at Northerly Island Chicago

Ice-Skate 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.

Crowd Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago

Relax in a Snow Globe 

Look out across the city from within a glass-enclosed rooftop bar like J. ParkerIO Godfrey or ROOF on theWit (pictured below). If heights aren't your thing, peer out at the wintery world from the City Winery's heated river domes along the Riverwalk. What better place to watch the snow fall?

Interior of ROOF on the Wit in Chicago

What's on your winter wish list? Share your favorite seasonal snaps and winter sightseeing stops with @choosechicago on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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