Things to Do on Your Birthday in Chicago

Things to Do on Your Birthday in Chicago
Things to Do on Your Birthday in Chicago
Cosmopolitan Chicago is a lovely town for every day travel, but is especially perfect on your birthday. Choose from a wide range of great things to do (some of them free) that only this clean, lively city can offer. From nightlife to museums, from shopping and strolling, to baseball and bar hopping, Chicago makes the perfect setting for birthday celebrations---no matter what your age.
Museums
See masterpieces of art up close. Photo by Kristina Anderson
See masterpieces of art up close. Photo by Kristina Anderson

Chicago's museums provide a mecca of culture for all tastes, interests and styles. Whether you love art, history or science and industry or astronomy, Chicago offers myriad choices for museum lovers. All 50 museums in Chicago designate at least one free admission day per week, rotating daily among the institutions.

www.explorechicago.org

Navy Pier
The Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier in Chicago. Photo by Krisitna Anderson
The Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier in Chicago. Photo by Krisitna Anderson

Celebrate your birthday in high style with a ride on the large Ferris wheel at the Navy Pier. Schedule at least an hour and maybe bring a book because a Ferris wheel this large moves very slowly. At the top of the ride, the view of the city and lake will not disappoint. Then enjoy the shops and other amusements that make the Navy Pier so popular.

www.navypier.com

Magnificent Mile

Your birthday would not be not complete without treating yourself to something special, be it a new pair of shoes or a visit to a day spa. Fortunately, Chicago's Magnificent Mile offers almost 500 shops of every imaginable mix along Michigan Avenue, one of the premier shopping destinations in the world.

www.themagnificentmile.com

Day Spa

Spend your birthday at one of Chicago's best day spas. Get a massage, facial, waxing, or choose from a complete selection of esoteric healing treatments such as crystal energy healing or chakra rejuvenation. The Ruby Room offers all this plus a full menu of nail and hair salon services.

The Ruby Room
743-45 West Division Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 235-2323

Fiona Farnsworth has been writing professionally since 1987. An award-winning senior advertising copywriter, she's written for major clients in Southern California and Hawaii. As lead writer for a popular Big Island home magazine, she specializes in Hawaii homes and interior design. She has also written for national magazines. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kristina Anderson