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With the world starting to slowly go back to normal, more and more people are looking to go on vacation. While you may potentially be able to safely make a trip for the first time in over a year, things will still be slightly different. The city of Chicago is always one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Here is a breakdown of everything that is currently open in the Windy City.


Attractions Currently Open in Chicago

Restaurants and Bars

Chicago is known for having a vibrant food scene. The world-class restaurants in the city are finally open for indoor dining. There is limited capacity in every restaurant, so you may have to wait a little longer than usual to get a table. Bars around the city have also opened their doors with the same capacity restrictions. All these popular establishments are being forced to close at 11 p.m.


City Parks

There is no question that Chicago has some of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Many of these parks are located within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions. All of the city’s parks are entirely open to the public. You will be able to take a bike ride by the lake, relax in the grass, or lounge on the beach while in Chicago.


Field Museum

Chicago is filled with fantastic museums, but none of them come close to topping The Field Museum. The natural history museum has been a part of Chicago for the last 100 years. The most iconic landmark at The Field Museum is the T-rex skeleton named Sue. It is more than 40 feet long, making it the most complete T-rex skeleton in the world. Unlike other museums in the city, you will not need to make an appointment before visiting.


Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is another popular attraction that is now open to the public. This iconic landmark has been open since 1868, and it currently features more than 1,100 different animals. To limit crowd sizes, you will need to make an online reservation a few days before visiting the zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo is completely free for all visitors, so it is the perfect place to take the whole family.