On a clear day, you can see up to four states from the Willis Tower Skydeck, set atop the 103rd floor of one of Chicago's most famous skyscrapers. But for truly breathtaking views, you'll want to step inside The Ledge—a set of glass boxes that jut out over the edge of the building, allowing guests to look down on the streets and structures below. If you're brave enough to stand on a floor made of (very thick) glass, you might feel like you're floating 1,353 feet above the ground.
Millions of people flock to Chicago every year to enjoy everything the city has to offer, but if you want to maximize your time here and have a few truly unique experiences, we have some suggestions. Skip the tourist traps and go on a self-guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in nearby Oak Park or sit down for a slice of the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. You can also have a drink in a jazz club that was formerly one of Al Capone's favorite hangouts or see the last remnants of the storied World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, which took place in and around Jackson Park. Whether you're in town for the weekend or a longtime resident of the city, take advantage of some things you can only experience in Chicago.