AUG 2023

From parks to cultural landmarks - here’s what you MUST explore!

Visiting Chicago for the first time and unsure where to start your exploration?

Planning a Windy City getaway, and looking for a curated list of sights to explore?

Don’t worry - we got you!

As Chicago’s top escape room, we have a unique insight into what tourists in Chicago are looking for, and we’ve used that to put together this list of 22 must-dos.

Read on to discover how to get the most out of your Windy City vacay - plus discover a bonus that’ll make your time here extra special!

Millennium Park

Travelers will enjoy the Park's numerous sights, like the Buckingham Fountain.

The Buckingham Fountain, one of the Park's many attractions.

Wondering where to kick off your sightseeing adventure? You can’t go wrong with Millennium Park! 

Spanning a whopping 24.5 acres, this iconic park is a hub for art enthusiasts, event-goers, and those just seeking a peaceful respite. 

From the mesmerizing Cloud Gate (yes, we're talking about the famous Bean!) to the tranquil Lurie Gardens, there's something for everyone. 

And if you're visiting in the summer, don't miss the free concerts and movie screenings at the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Pro tip: You can enjoy spectacular views of the historic architecture of downtown Chicago from here.

The Crown Fountain

Nestled in Millennium Park, the Crown Fountain is a great spot for creative Reels, with its two 50-foot towers showcasing the faces of Chicagoans on LED screens. 

As water flows, it creates the illusion of spouting from their mouths, offering a unique blend of art and interactive fun. 

The fountain feature is active from mid-spring to mid-fall, while the image montage of Chicagoans runs all year.

Website: Visit their website

Timings: Monday to Sunday, 6 am to 11 pm.

Location: Find them on Google Maps

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago tourists will enjoy the ambiance along the riverwalk.

A view along the walk.

Looking to stretch your legs while taking in awesome sights of Chicago? The Riverwalk is your answer! 

This pedestrian-friendly path along our iconic river offers a unique vantage point to admire the stunning Chicago architecture. 

As you meander, you'll be tempted by a plethora of restaurants and bars, making it a gastronomic haven. 

And if you’re a fan of public art light displays, make sure to hit up Art on THE MART…we’ll revisit this later!

Website: Visit their website

Location: Find it on Google Maps

Fox in a Box Escape Room (that’s us!)

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you'll find Fox in a Box Chicago a treat!

Can you escape in 60 minutes?

Chicago has had more than its fair share of adventurous events in the past…care for a real-life adventure to rev up your trip to the Windy City? 

Look no further than Fox in a Box Escape Room (us)! 

We're one of the only 5-star rated escape rooms in the entirety of Chicagoland! 

With four thrilling escape room experiences - The Zodiac Killer, The Prison, The Bank, and The Bunker - we ensure a memorable time for families, kids, groups, and even corporate teams. 

And the cherry on top? After your game, our game masters will chat with you, sharing a hand-made memory card as a keepsake of your adventure.

Website: Visit our homepage

Timings: Sunday to Friday, 10:30 am to 10 pm / Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm.

Location: Find us on Google Maps

Buddy Guy's Legends

The vibrant interior of Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago's premier blues club!

The image is taken from Buddy Guy’s Legends’ website.

Craving some soulful tunes and mouth-watering southern Cajun soul food during your Chicago visit? 

Look no further than Buddy Guy’s Legends, the city's unparalleled blues hotspot. 

Voted “Best Blues Club” multiple times and honored with the “Keepin’ the Blues Alive” award, Legends stands as a beacon for blues enthusiasts worldwide. 

Since its inception in 1989, backed by Buddy Guy's illustrious reputation in the electric blues scene, this venue has showcased a blend of local and international blues talents, making it a must-visit on any Chicago itinerary.

Website: Visit their website

Timings: Monday to Sunday, 6 am to 11 pm.

Location: Find them on Google Maps

And if you’re into food exploring, here are some Chicago cuisines you should really explore during your stay!

The Shedd Aquarium

Explore marine life like never before at the Shedd Aquarium!

Care to guess what fish that is?

Planning to explore Chicago attractions near Lake Michigan? The Shedd Aquarium, nestled close to the lake, stands as a testament to our fascination for marine life. 

As one of the world's largest indoor aquariums, it offers an immersive experience for families, especially those with curious kids. 

From the playful antics of Beluga whales to the mesmerizing dance of white-sided dolphins, over 1,500 aquatic species await your gaze. 

Dive into the vast Caribbean Reef exhibition, or if you're feeling adventurous, book an up-close encounter with a penguin, otter, or even a beluga whale.

Pro tip: Make sure you ask about the touch pools!

Website: Visit their website

Timings: Open all week; opens at 9 am, but the closing time depends on what day it is.

Location: Find them on Google Maps

The Navy Pier