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Top 4 Things To Do in Chicago

Headed to Chicago for Liferay Symposium this year? If you’re short on time and need a handy guide to help you decide where to visit, here’s a list of must-see places: 

1. Millennium Park

Otherwise known as the “green heart” of urban Chicago, Millennium Park is a popular recreational area, often hosting a variety of special events, performances, and festivals, while providing a space for visitors to relax, eat, and take a stroll. Expect to see stunning landscape designs, modern architecture, and an assortment of eclectic art.

Lurie Garden, Millennium Park

Crown Fountain, Millennium Park

2. Willis Tower 

Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this 108-story skyscraper is an iconic Chicago landmark that offers a dazzling panoramic view of the city’s skyline. Dare to ascend over one hundred flights to the SkyDeck Chicago and step out onto the glass balcony? Prepare to be thrilled and amazed while looking out at the Chicago landscape, with nothing but air and a sturdy layer of glass beneath your feet.

Glass Balcony, Sears Tower

3. Oktoberfest 

This year, Oktober festivities land on the same weekend as Liferay Symposium. Claiming to be “bigger and better than ever,” Oktoberfest will surely not disappoint, with its spirited, craft beer tasting, the first annual Brat Trot 5K, and a band lineup everyone will enjoy.


4. Cloud Gate

This shiny, public sculpture famously known as The Bean is the centerpiece of urban Chicago. Its striking, stainless steel surface distorts and reflects the city skyline which creates a perfect shot for photographers and Instagram enthusiasts. And the best part is, it’s free!

The Bean, Cloud Gate

Don’t miss out on all the amazing things that Chicago has to offer. If you haven’t registered yet, sign up with discount code LIFERAY250 to receive a $250 discount. Hope to see you there!