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Chicago

Chicago, Illinois otherwise known as the windy city is the 3rd most populated city in the USA. Chicago has a variety of attractions, foods and shopping options for people of every age to enjoy.

 

Millennium Park

This popular attraction that brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists is Millennium Park which showcases a variety of architectural and landscape designs. The most popular architectural design at the park is the cloud gate or as the people of Chicago call it “The Bean” because of its shape. It reflects all the buildings in downtown Chicago in its stainless steel structure. Visitors can walk through the arc of the bean which is 3.7 meters high and see numerous distorted reflections of themselves. Another structure that people visit at the park is the Pritzker Pavilion which is an outdoor concert hall and hosts concerts from different genres of music at least once a week. For the outdoor enthusiasts make sure to visit the Lurie Garden where you will find hundreds of colorful flowers and shrubs.

 

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is located on Lake Michigan close to downtown Chicago. The most popular attraction at the Navy Pier is the 148 ft high ferris wheel and a 44 ft high musical carousel with 36 hand painted animals. The pier also offers a 18 hole miniature golf course and a fun house. This attraction is sure to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

 

Magnificent Mile

This popular destination is for the fashionistas and the shopping enthusiasts. It is located in downtown Chicago on the north side of Michigan Avenue. This mile long road offers great shopping with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Apple, Disney and Nike just to name a few.  When you are tired and need a break there are plenty of restaurants and café’s where you can recharge so you can continue to do what you love most… Shop!!!

 

Chicago Cuisine

Chicago offers a variety of different local and ethnic cuisine. The most popular dish is the Chicago deep dish pizza. The crust is about 3 inches tall and includes large amounts of cheese and chunky tomato sauce. The Chicago style thin crust pizza and Chicago style hot dog which is made mostly from Vienna beef are also popular food choices. If you are looking for more ethnic cuisine try the Puerto Rican-influenced jibarito a sandwich made with flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread. For Asian inspired cuisine, head to china town where you will find a large variety of Chinese, Japanese and Korean food