Often referred to as “Chicago’s front yard,” Grant Park is over 300-acres of carefully landscaped green space separating the city’s downtown area from Lake Michigan.
The Park was an important part of Daniel Burnham’s vision of a free and open lakefront that “by right belongs to the people.”
As an area mostly clear of commercial space, the park hosts some of the city’s most popular attractions including: Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The iconic Buckingham Fountain and its ability to propel water 150-feet in the air. Surrounded by a seasonal garden, the Fountain demonstrates a geyser spectacle every hour and a choreographed light and music show at night.
Source: Choose Chicago