Chicago is a city that continues to delight and inspire all of the tens of millions of visitors that come to experience its history, culture, arts and entertainment every year. And it’s not just a popular tourist destination – the warm and friendly Chicagoans have long claimed that their treasured hometown is the best city in America, and when you’ve visited for yourself it’s easy to agree! A busy hub for business, finance, commerce and transport with global significance and power, Chicago is a forerunner for innovation, design and research making it an exciting place to be, whether or not you are directly involved.
Chicago’s complex and fascinating history has formed the city into what it is today and is certainly not forgotten by its residents, some of whose ancestors would have been affected by the Great Chicago Fire, The World’s Columbian Exposition or the Prohibition era. There is a huge deal of museums and monuments that are well worth visiting, each telling a part of the city’s rich past. Not only does the city pay homage to its past, it also expresses itself in contemporary, popular culture in everything from rap, film, theatre and literature to performing arts and fusion fine-dining. Art enthusiasts will relish the multitude and variety of exhibitions on show at The Art Institute of Chicago, and many others.
Outside of downtown Chicago where skyscrapers and colossal monuments shape the sky, the tranquil natural beauty of Lake Michigan offers a peaceful break. As the sun’s rays hit the glistening waters during the summer months you’ll momentarily forget that you’re in one of the most populous cities in the country. For adventurous and sporty types, the lake offers activities such as canoeing, swimming and cycling on the designated paths along the water’s front. Come again at night-time, with a loved one, for the idyllic romantic evening after dining at one of the area’s many fine-dining destinations.
Whether you’re here on business or leisure, as a coupe or travelling solo, you should make the time to visit as many of the main sights and attractions as possible during your stay. The Sears Tower, which stands tall and proud at an impressive 442m, and the John Hancock Building, a skyscraper offering unrivalled views of the lake, are just two of the many places of interest that will certainly not disappoint!
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