Sometimes known as the Windy City, the Second City, or the City that Works, Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S., with a population of three million people and a vibrant history full of music, comedy, and culture.
Chicago has a little something for everyone — beaches, art and science museums, public parks, and world-class architecture. A sprawling metropolis that would take days to cover, Chicago is rich ground for exploration — and Metropolitan Shuttle can help you get there.
Among Chicago’s many attractions are its truly world-class museums and architecture. One could rent a charter bus in Chicago and make a tour of just the architecture: from the works of Frank Lloyd Wright to Mies van der Rohe. Chicago is home to three of the world’s five tallest buildings, including the iconic Sears Tower.
But Chicago is much more than just architecture. Here are just a few of the many other things you can see and do in the Windy City.
The Art Institute of Chicago
One of the oldest and largest art museums in America, the Art Institute of Chicago has eleven departments (totalling over one million square feet) and over 300,000 unique works on display, which bring over a million guests to the institute every year. Visitors can take in exhibits on architecture, design, and photography from every corner of the world, or visit the vast library. The Art Institute is the perfect destination for a school bus rental and Chicago day tour.
There’s a reason Navy Pier is a hub of tourist activity — there’s an astonishing amount to see and do. The iconic 15-story Ferris wheel is only the beginning — Navy Pier offers rides, theater, shopping, live performance, restaurants and cafes, museums, and over fifty acres of park, as well as daily cruise rides, water taxis, and hundreds of other attractions. Book a Chicago party bus rental and spend a day at Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction!
For baseball fans, Wrigley Field is likely a must-see. Wrigley Field gets its name from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, who bought the Cubs in 1921, leading to the locale (formerly Cubs Field) being named Wrigley Field in 1927. Its distinctive ivy-colored outfield wall and red marquee are recognizable to sports fans around the world. Parking around Wrigley Field is scarce due to its location in a residential area, making a charter bus rental a perfect choice for a visit to Wrigley Field.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Offering free admission, the Lincoln Park Zoo has over 1,100 animals on display, from big cats to polar bears and gorillas. The zoo was founded in 1868 and features a variety of displays, including the Regenstein Macaque Forest, the Regenstein Center for African Apes, the Kovler Lion House, the Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, and many more.
One of the most popular cultural attractions in Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium is also the most-visited aquarium in the United States. Featuring over 1500 species and 32,000 animals (from fish to birds, snakes, and more), the aquarium offers award-winning exhibits and once-in-a-lifetime look at sea life. Visitors can see Alaskan sea otters, green sea turtles, poison dart frogs, Beluga whales, and many other species. The Shedd Aquarium also features a 4D theater with interactive seats and high-tech exhibitions.
Bus Rental Chicago
Chicago’s traffic signs and drivers can be a challenge for even the most experienced city drivers. Metropolitan Shuttle is one of the most reliable charter bus companies in Chicago, and we take pride in the safety of our vehicles and drivers. Whether it’s a coach bus rental or a full-on Chicago party bus, we have the vehicle you need for your next Chicago trip. Call or contact us for a quote today.