Unless you’ve been living in a reality free from images of Chicago (which is unlikely, given the recent posts on this blog), the massive metal bean known as the Cloud Gate should ring a bell. It’s one of the most recognizable Chicagoan icons and sits in a position of prominence in Millennium Park. Summer moves quickly in the city, especially when working around a bustling expo, and the park offers a chance to get outside and enjoy the scenery.
The park is located right next to the Art Institute of Chicago. If art and the sight of grass aren’t enough of a draw, Millennium Park has some profoundly unique features (Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, The Boeing Galleries, etc.) and areas to eat (The Park Grill). Additionally, the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival will take place at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, on the Great Lawn in the middle of Millennium Park, beginning June 12.
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