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Skydeck Chicago: Experience Chicago in One Stop!

I recently visited Chicago for the first time during Taste of Chicago. I was determined to see as much as possible despite the crowds. The first stop on my list was Willis Tower. Initially I was attracted to Willis Tower after seeing various pictures on social media from the Skydeck which is located at the top, 103rd floor! Throughout my visit it became more apparent that there is more to Willis Tower and taking a photo on the ledge. It is an experience! I did not expect there would be so much to see and do at Willis Tower. From the moment I walked in the door the staff was so friendly and helpful. We went right at 9 am and entered through a quick security check point and we were on our way! If you're short on time during a visit to Chicago or need an outing as a local, Willis Tower has something for everyone!   Lower Level Exhibits 1 Here are a few activities available: Family Start at the bottom and work your way to the top! There are exhibits thLower Level Exhibits 4at walk you through the history of Chicago. From information on the sports team to key events and notable events. There is also a theater to view a short film on the history of Willis Tower (formerly Sears tower) and it's influence on Chicago's architecture. Quizzes and scavenger hunts make for a memorable experience for your kids. Dining Take your pick from Breakfast on the Ledge with options such as a Farmer Style Breakfast or Healthy lifestyle. What a great date spot to have breakfast on the Ledge at the Skydeck! Can’t make it for breakfast? How about a 3 course lunch on the 99th floor with catered menu by Giordano’s Pizza. Available year round on Sunday and Saturday only from 12pm-2pm. Advanced reservations are required. To book you table click here.   Adventure The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago dares visitors to step out on the ledge on the 103rd floor, over 1,300 ft high and over 4 feet away from the Skydeck. Here you can be creative with your pose. It is a bit scary at first for some but the small crowd waiting to take pics can sometimes ease your fears with jokes or encouragement. From the Skydeck you have access to the best panoramic views of the city. You can see Wrigley Field, Midway airport and many more important Chicago attractions. Chicago Skydeck 2016

Special Events:

30th Anniversary Of Ferris Bueller's Day Off Friday, May 20th—Friday, August 26th Willis Tower and Paramount pictures have partnered to bring visitors activities to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary. You can stand where Ferris Stood and capture your own picture. Visitors can also photograph themselves with a Ferrari California T, the modern day version of the car Ferris drove. Take a ride with Ferris takes place July 21-23; 10am-2pm. image SkyRise Chicago is a fundraising event that benefits the Rehab Institute of Chicago. This year it will be held on November 6th. Participants can climb 103 floors, over 3,000 steps to the top. Teams must meet a minimum donation to be able to take part in the challenge. Check out all of the details and register here. I am definitely considering returning for this event if I can find a team! Also, the Skydeck is available for special events such as renting out the space for luncheons or weddings. Earlier this year there was a contest where four couples had a chance to win a Valentine’s Day Ceremony on the Skydeck. How cool is that? It was a great experience that I enjoyed. There is so much to do. I’m already planning my return trip to Chicago and will go back for a dining experience at the Skydeck? Keep up with all of the events going on at Skydeck Chicago via http://theskydeck.com and follow along on Twitter and Facebook.   When Can You Experience for Yourself? The Skydeck is Open April-September ...............9am until 10pm October-March .................10am until 8pm (last entry 30 minutes prior to close) The best time to visit it right at opening or at sunset. During the summer expect crowds. You can purchase skip the line, early admission tickets or take advantage of the Chicago City pass. Chicago_468x60

How will you experience Willis Tower/Skydeck Chicago? Comment below on your favorite part of a previous visit or what you look forward to in a future visit!

Check out the previously recorded video of our visit on our Facebook Page.

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