Spotlight Thursday: Chicago’s Millennium Park

This week I would like to Spotlight a place that I recently visited for the very first time, Millennium Park in Chicago.   When I was in the Windy City ten years ago, this fantastic urban oasis didn’t even exist and now its a thriving part of Chicago’s urban culture.  One of the center pieces of the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a outdoor concert venue showcasing many different artists and genres through free concerts.  Its great place to spread out a blanket, have a picnic, and enjoy a night of music as a family.

One can’t spend time in Millennium Park and leave without great appreciation for the incredible art and architecture the park exhibits.  From the grand beauty of the Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square to the 110 ton elliptical wonder bean that is Cloud Gate, your family will have reflecting on and around these treasures.

No trip to Millennium Park is complete without a splash around the Crown Fountain.  Two 50 foot glass block towers project faces of Chicago citizens.  Its especially entertaining when the faces seem to be spraying water out of their mouths.   Kids love splashing in the shallow pool between the two towers but don’t let the little ones have all the fun. Kick off your shoes and have a little splash time yourself!

Do you have an outing that you would like to spotlight this week?  Perhaps its a post about a vacation you just took or a day trip that you think our readers should know about.  Or maybe its a post about the vacation you are currently planning and going to book through Trekaroo!  Spotlight your posts here by following the instructions here and filling out the Mr. Linky Form below.


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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
5 Responses
  1. Millennium Park looks well deserving of a spotlight, that’s for sure! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your link exchange – great program for bloggers and for new travel ideas.

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