Start Your Summer with Special Savings
The weather is getting warmer, and there are plenty of things to do around The Magnificent Mile. Start planning your summer trips and save on admission to the city's most popular attractions with the Go Chicago Card.
Choose as you go from dozens of Chicago attractions and activities and save up to 55% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Navy Pier Fireworks and Fun
Head over to the kid-favorite Navy Pier and spend the day riding the world famous Ferris wheel, which is 196 feet high and offers panoramic views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Navy Pier Centennial Wheel tickets are included with the Go Chicago Card.
Walk the promenades, marvel at gardens and attractions, and pop into the many shops and eateries.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of their summer fireworks schedule, so be sure to stick around in the evening for the show!
Plus, there are plenty of other things you can enjoy in the area, including world-class theater at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
600 E Grand Avenue
Hop Aboard a Cruise
For more fun things to do on Memorial Day weekend, consider taking the popular Classic Lake Tour aboard Shoreline Sightseeing. You and your family will embark on a 45 minute maritime excursion out onto Lake Michigan as you marvel at the breathtaking Chicago skyline and landmarks.
Other popular cruises include the unbeatable Architecture River Cruise. The latter is especially important in a place like Chicago, where architectural styles and influences play such an important role in the history and character of the city.
Classic Lake Tour tickets and Architecture River Cruise tickets are included with the Go Chicago Card.
600 E. Grand Avenue
Commune with Nature
For some extra excitement, head over to the Brookfield Zoo to marvel at some exotic creatures. Chicago Zoological Society's inspires conservation leaders every day by connecting people with wildlife and nature. A world leader in animal care, conservation, and education, the zoo is open every day of the year!
It's easy to get to Brookfield Zoo from downtown or the western suburbs via Metra's Burlington Northern line.
Brookfield Zoo Tickets are included with the Go Chicago Card.
8400 W 31st Street
See the City from 94 Floors up!
If you want to explore the city without the time commitment of an actual tour, try an aerial view. Head to to observation deck at the top of the John Hancock Building, 360 CHICAGO.
There, you’ll get amazing, unbeatable views of the city below, stretching from the shores of Lake Michigan out into the urban expanses of the city itself.
As the name implies, you’ll get panoramic views that stretch for miles on a clear day, so don’t forget that camera!
360 CHICAGO tickets are included with the Go Chicago Card.
875 N. Michigan Avenue