Things to Do in Grant Park
Shoreline Sightseeing has been offering Chicago architectural boat tours for years, and visitors and residents always enjoy an educational ride along the river. After you have completed your tour with us, you should consider taking a stroll through Grant Park. With more than 319 acres, there is definitely something for you to enjoy.
Known for the iconic “bean”, Millennium Park offers so much to visitors. Located at the northwestern corner, this park is free and includes sights like Cloud Gate, Lurie Garden, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain, and so much more.
Maggie Daley Park
Maggie Daley Park is the perfect place to hang out on a nice day. You can simply stroll through the area on the walking path, enjoy a rock climbing wall, enjoy the beautiful gardens, take your turn on the ice skating ribbon, or even see the fieldhouse. Plus, there is a giant park for the kiddos, so you and the entire family can easily spend a day here.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is located on the western edge of Grant Park. If you enjoy art, then you need to visit this place. There are so many wonderful collections, including Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Not only is this a museum, but it’s also one of the most prestigious art school in the entire United States.
Right in the center of Grant Park is where you’ll find Buckingham Fountain. This fountain was dedicated in 1927 as a gift to the city in memory of Clarence Buckingham. The foundation is in operation from April through October and runs every 20 minutes. If you happen upon the fountain at night, you can enjoy a light show between 9 and 10 pm.
Petrillo Music Shell
Do you love music? Then you need to check out the Petrillo Music Shell. This area hosts performances during the summer, including the Chicago Jazz Festival and Lollapalooza.
The southwest corner of the park is home to a skate park. Scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, and even BMX bikes are all allowed in this area. There are concrete ramps, flatwork, grinding rails and handrails available so that these individuals can hone their skills or simply enjoy themselves. Whether you want to indulge or just watch, you will certainly be entertained either way.
Book Your Tour Today
Once you are done enjoying your Chicago architectural boat tour with Shoreline Sightseeing, make sure that you visit Grant Park and take in all the fun activities and sights the 319 acres has to offer. No matter what it is you enjoy, there is definitely something in the area for you. Contact Shoreline Sightseeing online or by calling 312.222.9328 to schedule your tour today.