12.00 – Check In
Drop your bags off in your hotel – the four-star Hyatt Regency Chicago towers over the Chicago River and is on the doorstep of Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. There’s no need to drive in the Windy City, most things are accessible via a quick train ride or on foot. The 29km Chicago Lakefront Trail not only provides dazzling skyline views, but also direct access to many of Chicago’s popular spots.
With 4.6 billion years under one roof, you won’t be short of things to see - don’t miss Sue, the largest T rex ever found.
13.00 – Culture time
Spend the first part of your stay seeing stars at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. Founded in 1930, the planetarium is the oldest in the United States and a must-visit for budding space explorers.
If sea life is more your thing, the Shedd Aquarium is just across the street, bringing you eye-to-eye with more than 32,000 aquatic creatures – you can even go behind the scenes on a shark-feeding tour.
Next door to the aquarium you’ll find The Field Museum, which was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. With 4.6 billion years under one roof, you won’t be short of things to see – and don’t miss Sue, the largest T rex ever found.