People might think of Illinois as a flyover state, but they have no idea what they’re missing out on! Chicago is the third most populated city in the United States. With that many people living in one place, there is plenty to do, see, and eat.
We’re sharing some of our favorite places to visit in Chicago, and if you want to hit them all your best bet is hopping on your folding scooter and ‘scuuting’ around town.
You can’t go to Chicago without stopping by Millennium Park. Originally, Millennium Park was an “industrial wasteland” controlled by the Illinois Central Railroad. Chicago’s Grant Park was actually designed around it because no one believed they would be able to develop it.
Today, Millennium Park takes up 24.5 acres and hosts year-round activities including music festivals, nature walks, and workout classes. Millennium Park is also home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture — more commonly known by its nickname “The Bean” — the Lurie Gardens, and Crown Fountain. With so many acres to explore and housing numerous attractions, there’s nowhere better to scuut around than Millennium Park.
The Navy Pier has seen a number of iterations over its 103 years. It has been used as a shipping port for freighters, a military base of operations during World War One, a convention center, and the largest Naval training facility during World War Two. Today, the pier is one of the most visited destinations in the world with over 186 million visitors since its restoration in 1995.
When you take your scuuter over to the pier today, you can take a spin on the Centennial Wheel, hop on a dining cruise and eat to your heart’s content, or go shopping in one of the 20+ shops that call the pier home. Don’t forget to take a peek at their fireworks schedule so you can scuut around to the synchronized music on Lake Michigan.
Feel like living life on the edge, literally? Scuut on over to Willis Tower and take the elevator up to the 103rd floor. As the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the 8th tallest building in the world, you’ll take in a view unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Not only will you have 360-degree views of the city, but on a clear day, you can see four states away!
The ledge, a box made fully of glass that juts off the side of the Skydeck, allows visitors to not only see all around them but below them as well! The number of forehead prints workers cleaned off the Skydeck’s windows daily inspired the idea for the ledge. Although not for the faint of heart, the ledge gives you a viewing experience unlike any other.
Deep Dish Pizza
Now that you’ve seen some of Chicago’s most famous sites, you’ll need to refuel before your next scuutering adventure. You can’t take a trip to Chicago without trying some of their famous deep-dish pizza. You’ll have many options to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with Uno Pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, or Giordano’s. Whichever you choose, make sure you arrive hungry!
There’s no better way to see all the sites one of America’s biggest cities has to offer than on Uber Scuuter’s electric, foldable scooter.