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Explore Chicago at its rarest best in winter when people generally complain against its “unendurable” cold. The chill in Chicago described as robust and particularly differentiated from the winter season of Canada and Alaska, can be quite enjoyable if you take necessary steps to beat the chill and enjoy at the same time.

As you indulge in brainstorming discussions on your impending trip to the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, USA, in winter; conduct researches simultaneously on finding out about the discount attractions in Chicago in the wintry months, about the precautionary measures to be taken to combat the chill, things which you must do etc.

Listed below are some of the activities and major attractions that you should not miss out on when you are in the city in winter:

Garfield Park Conservatory

If you have the thing for flora and fauna this is the place to be. A wide variety of plants conjuring up a rare exhibit will form a wondrous sight for you to behold. If at any point of time you feel the soreness of winter sipping in your soul then you must not miss the riot of colours offered by the Spring Flower Show here.

Chicago Attractions in Winter

Chicago Bean


A true soccer fanatic will never be tired of huddling under a snug blanket to catch up with a live game of the Chicago Bears. Considered to be a badge of honour, attending a match featuring the Chicago Bears with hot chocolate and warming huts at your disposal, should be a must on your check-list.

Winter Wonder fest, Navy Pier

This one will prove to be a sure joy ride for kids as it is replete with stuff tailor-made for them– be they are the inflatable rides, wondrous characters costumed in different shades, the Christmas decor or the ice skating or the enchanting music.

Chicago Attractions in Winter


Gear up for some outdoor fun

The idea may not really appeal to someone really not willing to experiment with the thrills that the Chicago chills have to offer you. However if you do have the knack of adventure in you, do head for the Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park. The erratic terrain of the place proves to be a sure  delight for skiers raring for some uncertainties ahead.

McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Ring

During period starting from middle November right till the middle of March, you can indulge in free ice skating in between the fantastic sculptures (Millennium Park) at the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Ring.

Things to do while planning a winter trip to Chicago

Remember that enduring the sustained winds in Chicago can be highly challenging– try to gather knowledge about the exact weather forecast at the time of your travel, instead of forming generic ideas about winters in Chicago from regular websites

Do thorough research about the special attractions of Chicago in winter Find out about discounts on flights, hotels, shopping, eat-outs and special deals on places of attractions here.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Author Sam Payn has lately been travelling extensively in the northern part of the US. He has been actively involved in exploring Chicago at present and his varied experiences are documented in separate blogs. [/author_info] [/author]

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