Chicago Bucket List

Top 5 Experiences to Have in Chicago

Chicago may be home to famous sports teams, feature great local museums, and offer a unique culture. While there’s certainly plenty of tours to be had of the city, opt for something off the beaten path and try a new experience! Whether you’re from the city or are just visiting, we’ve gathered a list of the top five bucket list experiences to be shared with family and friends. Cross these items off your Chicago bucket list today!

Chicago ChocolateChocolate Festival

Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you’re like the majority of people, chocolate is that delicious treat you will never get tired of. Indulge your senses at the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show, and choose between one, two, or four single-day general admission passes. The exhibitor list keeps growing, making it possible for you to sample pieces from your current favorite chocolatiers and maybe find a new addiction! Not only will you get to sample chocolates form around the globe, but find the perfect wine pairings, hear free lectures and discussions, and take in the historic Randolph Street Market District.

Chicago- air simulationAir-Combat Simulation

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to fly and participate in a dogfight like the pilots in WWII? Now you can have that experience, thanks to Squadron Ops Sim Center. This fully-immersive air combat experience lets pilots of all levels fly side-by-side with other simulations to create an experience unlike any other! Choose one flight simulation for two or four people, or a two-flight simulation for two or four people and immerse yourself in this realistic, no-holds-barred dogfight! Professional instructors are on-site to provide hands-on training to help you improve your skills.

Chicago- kids townKids Town

Sometimes, you want to take a break and let your kids run wild. Unleash your child’s imagination at Kid’s Town! With dozens of different play rooms, costumes, and more, treat your kids to a truly unique, fun, and entertaining experience. Children ages one and older are welcome, and each play session lasts as long as you want! Kids Town makes the perfect location for parties and special occasions, with its themed play rooms, colorful décor, and safe and healthy environment. During the week, check out the “Thomas the Train Room” for free with 10 or more children present.

Chicago PinballPinball Arcade

When you want to feel like a kid again, nothing is better than hitting the Chicago Street Pinball Arcade. Choose between three wristband options and get unlimited play on your day of choice. This is a perfect date night idea or outing with friends and family. No two pinball machines are the same, each doing something a little differently. Not only will you have access to over 30 different pinball machines, but classic video arcade games, sit-down driving games, as well as foosball! Transport yourself back to the 20th Century where arcades were the big draw before smartphones and game consoles.

Chicago Escape roomEscape Room

Feed your rush and get your adrenaline pumping through your veins as you and your friends try to escape from Dr. Trauma, an elusive serial killer, in this classic escape room. Choose from an individual ticket or pair, four-pack, or six-pack of tickets for this thrilling adventure. Each ticket includes 60 minutes of heart-stopping excitement where you will scream, laugh, and cry. Escape the chilling scenarios and work with your team to escape one of America’s scariest basements. Sift through the aftermath of Dr. Trauma, find the keys to unlock your freedom, escape the clutches of the notorious serial killer.

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