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Located along Lake Michigan, Chicago is third most populated city in the United States. Chicago was not only home to the first skyscrapers, but is also home to a wide variety of companies. If you find yourself in Chicago for work or a conference, there are many activities that will allow you to see the city at night.Skydeck to get a sweet view of the city. I went on a Wednesday afternoon right after work, and there were no lines at all. I got to take my time, enjoy the views, and even got a few pictures on The Ledge. They’re open 365 days a year: March through September from 9 am to 10 pm, and October through February from 10 am to 8 pm. cruises available. Some sightseeing and dinner cruises board as late as 6:30 pm and finish around 9:00 pm. Every Wednesday, Chicago also shoots fireworks in the harbor. The fireworks show is great to watch from your cruise.
Dine at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and visit the Chicago Sports MuseumSports fans would have a blast spending the evening at the Water Tower Place on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch offers typical American comfort food including burgers, pizza, and tacos. The Chicago Sports Museum, free with dinner or $6 on its own, is open until 8:30 pm during the week, and can be toured as soon as you are finished eating.
Eat Deep DishDid you really visit Chicago if you didn’t try the famous deep dish pizza? Two of the most popular chains include Giordano’s or Lou Malnati‘s. Keep in mind that the lines for these restaurants are usually pretty long, possibly with waits over one hour. Deep dish pizza also may take over 30 minutes to cook. While most of the restaurants do not allow reservations, you have the option of ordering your pizza while you wait, or even ordering ahead and taking your pizza to-go. The last time my coworkers and I were in Chicago, we ordered before we left the office, picked it up, and ate it in our hotel lobby. Anything for deep dish!
Check out the rest of the Midwest:
- Explore the lake shore in West Michigan After Five
- Enjoy tourists sites in Chicago After Five
- Visit the Ohio capital in Columbus After Five
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