The Buckingham Fountain is glorious. It dazzles beneath sunbeams, and once the sun sets, multi-colored lights illuminate the sprays. I am a native Chicagoan and can earnestly admit to the tackiness of spending a night staring at Chicago landmarks. I’m simply saying make a pit stop because it’s worth it. Catch the fountain—geographically considered as Chicago’s “front door”—just as the lights turn on, and thank the gods you found this article because joy is bursting out from your smile far and wide. Needless to say, your lover’s eyes have never looked so homely. Cap it all off by going to see a show or watching a tap dancer razzle-dazzle on a corner.