10 Places to Visit Near Chicago in Winter


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Explore the winter charm near Chicago with our curated list of top 10 places. From dazzling lights to indoor art escapes, find the perfect spots for a magical winter adventure.

Immerse yourself in the glimmering lights, festive music, and holiday cheer along Chicago's iconic Magnificent Mile.

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival


Glide across the ice with the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop at the Museum Campus ice rink.

Museum Campus Ice Skating


Witness the transformation of Millennium Park into a winter wonderland adorned with captivating art installations.

Millennium Park's Winter Art


Experience the enchantment of Lincoln Park Zoo illuminated by millions of twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere.

Lincoln Park ZooLights


Stroll along the frost-kissed Chicago Riverwalk, where the city lights reflect on the icy waters, creating a picturesque scene.

Chicago Riverwalk Views


Dive into the joy of winter at Navy Pier's indoor festival, featuring rides, games, and a festive atmosphere for all ages.

Navy Pier Winter WonderFest


Warm up your soul with a visit to The Art Institute, where world-class art collections await, providing a perfect indoor escape.

The Art Institute of Chicago


Step into a tropical paradise at Garfield Park Conservatory, where lush greenery thrives despite the winter chill.

Garfield Park Conservatory


Be mesmerized by the illuminated trails at the Botanic Garden, offering a magical journey through a world of light and color.

Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape


Embrace the thrill of winter by sledding down Mount Hoy in Palos Park, a favorite spot for families seeking snowy adventures.

Sledding at Mount Hoy


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