The third-largest city in the country, Chicago is a popular tourist pick for everything from its innovative art to its mouth-watering foodie scene. Enjoy an unforgettable day of local highlights with a little of everything, from art to science and beyond. Fill your day in Chicago with delicious delights and family friendly highlights with this itinerary.

Early Morning: Fuel Up at the Eleven City Diner

Breakfast at the Eleven City Diner is so good it’s on the menu all day. You can start your day with a hearty helping of any breakfast favorite. Customize hot-off-the-griddle pancakes, waffles, or challah French toast with toppings like blueberry cream cheese or cranberry and orange. For the restaurant’s classic, get the 11 City French Toast with strawberries, bananas, and toasted coconut.

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Millennium Park.

Midmorning: Browse the Art in Millennium Park

Keep your camera handy and take a stroll through Millennium Park to browse the famous art and architecture. Gaze at your reflection in the bean-shaped Cloud Gate, or watch the video projections at Crown Fountain. It highlights the faces of locals in a fascinating modern art piece. Don’t miss Chase Promenades if you’re here in warm weather months. You’ll find an exciting rotation of public art exhibits.

Noon: Grab a Sandwich at Manny’s

Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen serves a diverse menu of distinctive sandwiches that make your lunch a special event. Meat lovers have to go for the My Four Kinder with corned beef, pastrami, turkey pastrami, and brisket. For something a bit lighter, the “Not So” Skinny Reuben has turkey pastrami, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut with thousand island dressing on the side.

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The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

Afternoon: Have a Wild Time at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Enjoy an exotic day with the animals at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Browse exhibits like the Kovler Lion House, Regenstein African Journey, Waterfowl Lagoon, and Regenstein Macaque Forest. Take a spin on the carousel or ride the Lionel Train around the zoo. Meet creatures from around the world as you explore.

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The Museum of Science and Industry.

Late Afternoon: Get Hands-On at the Museum of Science and Industry

Celebrate curiosity and exploration at the Museum of Science and Industry as you head into a coal mine, chase glaciers, or make your way through a mirror maze. Visit the baby chick hatchery for an adorable lesson in genetics. Take in breathtaking scenes in miniature in The Great Train Story. From Main Street of the 1900s to futuristic innovations of tomorrow, this museum has it all.

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Crown Fountain.

Dinnertime: Get a Table at The Purple Pig

Chef James Beard offers an innovative menu at The Purple Pig. Try meals like ricotta gnocchi with rabbit ragu, stinging nettle pesto, peas, and fava beans, or the chamomile tea-smoked pork and pork marrow custard. If you’re after something less adventurous, take an everyday favorite to the gourmet level and get a house-made hot dog with French fries.

One day in Chicago is hardly enough to take it all in, but this choice of attractions gives you a well-rounded taste of what you can find in the city.