\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere’s no doubt about it: Millennium Park is one of the\r\nultimate destinations in Chicago. Attracting visitors and locals, alike, it’s\r\nright in the heart of the city and offers an abundance of fun activities\r\nyear-round. Plus, don’t forget—you need to snap a photo in front of the Bean!\r\nHere are 5 things to do at Millennium Park. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWalk Around Lurie Garden \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you’re looking to spend a few hours exploring an urban\r\noasis, Lurie Garden in Millennium Park is your destination. The garden gives\r\nyou a feel of nature and beauty right in the middle of the city. You can even\r\nsign up for a guided tour throughout the space or check out the calendar for events,\r\nsuch as book clubs, guest speakers, nature walks, family workshops, yoga, and\r\nmore. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nListen to Music \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere are many live\r\nperformances at Millennium Park. In the winter, you can hear Christmas\r\ncaroling and other holiday spirited performances, and in the summer, there’s\r\nthe Millennium Park Music Series, which features a variety of live\r\nperformances. From blues, jazz, DJ sets, and Latin music for genres, to\r\norchestral concerts, it’s hard not to\r\nfind a type of music you can enjoy. There’s also\r\nthe Grant Park Musical festival, beginning June 13th. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTake in a Film \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeyond listening to live music, you can also watch your\r\nfavorite films in the open air with a picnic basket and blanket. The\r\nMillennium Park Summer Film Series takes place on Tuesday evenings at\r\n6:30pm, starting June 5th and ending August 21st this\r\nyear. The genres range: all reflecting different aspects of Chicago history and\r\nappreciation of cinema. Plus, the viewing is incredible—40-foot LED screens and\r\nstate-of-the-art technology for a viewing of a lifetime. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHang Out At Crown Fountain \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCrown\r\nFountain is really special and unique, and it’s truly a work of art.\r\nComprised of local faces, which spout water from their mouths, it is really fun\r\nto look at and see the changing faces on display. There are places to sit\r\nnearby, so you can relax and gaze upon it. And, if you’re with children, let\r\nthem splash around in the water by the fountain—they’ll have lots of fun! \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave Some Fun at Maggie Daley Park \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen the weather gets nice in spring and summer, it’s a great idea to head to Maggie Daley\r\nPark in Millennium Park and take advantage of the outdoor opportunities for\r\nkid-friendly activities. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can roam around on roller blades or scooters, head to\r\nthe playground, test your skills on the climbing wall, or play mini golf as a\r\nfamily. And, if you’re not interested in any of these games and excursions, you\r\ncan always just take a walk, enjoying the natural beauty, or go for a leisurely\r\nbike ride. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInterested in booking your next trip to Chicago at the\r\nFairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile? Click here for\r\nreservations!