Dig It – Chicago as Architecture Wonderland

If your idea of sightseeing includes architecture (one of Chicago‘s strong points), then add the Chicago Architecture Foundation (224 South Michigan Avenue), to your travel itinerary.

This is a non-profit organisation, offering free exhibitions located in the main offices that help you to see the city’s buildings from a different point of view, in addition to offering a number of views and interesting itineraries at very good prices. Also known as the Archicenter, it occupies an impressive building where you’ll find a shop on the ground floor that will delight architects and those who love skyscrapers.

If you study in Chicago or decide to visit the city, and you like the culture and want to meet people, a good way to do so is to become a volunteer at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. There are many ways to collaborate, and they are all worthwhile and enjoyable. An example is Open House Chicago, which is a totally free of charge public festival in which access is offered to 200 interesting buildings in the city. It lasts 48 hours, and will take place on 15th to 16th October for 2016. Although there’s some time left, they already need the help of many people. For more information, don’t hesitate to head along and find out more at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. There is a cheap Mexican restaurant very near called Chipotle, so if you start to feel hungry… now you know!

The nearest subway station for getting there is Adams/Wabash, where there are up to five subway lines. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is located very near the famous Millenium Park, so our advice is to combine both visits to spend a perfect day. Organise the plan with your friends and have a good time in Chicago in an easy way without spending money, since the Millenium Park is full of free things to do during the summer, such as watch films, and listen to live music… Take advantage of it!

Do you want to visit Chicago with some friends on a low budget? Iberia Joven makes it very easy for you. Take advantage of our discounts!

Photo| Hernán Piñera