Home to Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Maggie Daley Park, and countless art and architectural pieces, Grant Park is one area of Chicago that should never be skipped.
Grant Park dates back to Chicago’s inception and became an official part of the city in 1844. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the area east of Michigan Avenue between Randolph Street and Roosevelt Road became Grant Park. A top of rubble left from the Great Chicago Fire, Grant Park was beautifully landscaped with trees and public walkways.
Today, the stretch of land is separated into various hubs starting from the Lake Michigan and spanning to Michigan Avenue. It is one of the most popular destinations in Chicago for tourists and Chicagoans alike because of its amazing architecture, beautiful skyline views and wonderful activities for families and adults alike.
Our Favorites at Grant Park
- Ice Skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
- Caroling at The Cloud Gate
- Snapping photos in front of Buckingham Fountain
- Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park
- Getting lost in the beauty of the Art Institute of Chicago