Chicago Sport & Leisure
Amongst many Chicago attractions, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular with visitors, who come to see the collection of Great Apes and African Elephants. One of the earliest urban zoos in America, Lincoln Park Zoo has expanded in recent years, and is now recognised for its conservation work.
In October, the city hosts the LaSalle Chicago Marathon, which, while not as well known as Boston or New York's, still attracts tens of thousands of runners. If you're not taking part it is quite a spectacle.
You can get tickets to most sports events in Chicago on the day it takes place, and a popular pastime before the match is a car park party, when supporters get together to enjoy a drink and food, often a barbeque. They are always friendly affairs and visitors are made welcome.