Chicago is a city that likes to stand out. On the occasion of the entrance in the year 2000, the city decided to celebrate it with style. The result was the Millennium Park, Opened in 2004, is a stunning and artistic garden; it is ideal for hanging out during our stay in Chicago. It is a place perfect for relaxing, listening to music, drinking, and watching people. We can find it in the downtown area of the Loop, very close to Lake Michigan.
Something great about this park is that you can get to everything quickly, crossing the pedestrian bridge that takes us to Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which is a particular space for concerts and theater scenes that consists of a stage made of steel with a bell-shaped structure with a capacity of 13,000 people, a beautiful and curious fountain designed by Jaume Plensa, which is described as two tall glass towers where the faces of the citizens who make life in this city are projected daily.
We also find an area of two hectares completely green that gives us a fresh and elegant environment, paying tribute to the motto of this city; It is said that Chicago is a city that is in a garden, it must be recognized that this city has managed to have a balance between the urban and the natural, mixing it with beautiful works of art that make it unique.
Even though this park has many interesting points to see and make life in it, it is undoubtedly the most visited and famous tourist. Yes, we are talking about the Cloud Gate. This work, created by the British sculptor Anish Kapoor, is undoubtedly the favorite of the little ones in the house because it allows them to play with their reflection from any point of the structure since being made of steel sheets reflects everything around them. This material was created to reflect the city in its maximum splendor, thus becoming a giant mirror.
At another point in the park, we have Wrigley square, and it is a perfect space to rest and enjoy a good talk; its tall columns distinguish it, just below them, it has the names of all the founders of the Millennium Park engraved, thus making it a monument that pays tribute to all these people.
During the summer, the restaurant’s cookouts are an excellent experience; during the winter, there is a nice view of the McCormick Tribune ice rink, which invites us to take a romantic spin on the ice with our partner the Chicago skyline.
We also recommend checking online the different special activities that this park offers. They usually do jazz music festivals, orchestras, with an excellent musical program presented, among other entertainment options, to hang out with family and friends.
It also has a parking lot to leave the vehicle and thus visit the park quietly. The entrance to it is entirely free. Visiting hours are from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.