Come and stay in Chicago, one of the America’s most iconic cities – it was recently rated by travellers using Trip Advisor as one of the top 25 destinations on the planet! Your hotel is likely to provide amenities such as free parking, free high speed internet, a high quality fitness centre, a swimming pool, a superb restaurant and an excellent business centre. It will probably have self service laundry and may even have an indoor pool.
There are so many great green parks in this city, but first things first, you have to check out the fantastic museums. The museum at the top of every traveller’s list should be the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, one of America’s biggest art galleries, which exhibits some of the most mind boggling and visually stunning works you will ever lay eyes upon.
The next thing is to go down south to the lesser known National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, which is devoted entirely to showcasing work produced by Vietnam War (and now Iraq War) veterans. On the second floor you will view a huge array of over 58,000 shimmering dog tags that have been delicately placed in the museum’s collection. The tags are symbolic of the service men and women who died during the Vietnam War. The rousing piece will really make you think about the consequences of war.
If you are travelling with kids then take them to Lincoln Park, which is minutes away from Downtown, where they will have an absolute field day – bring a frisbee or a ball as there is plenty of lush green space to play on! It’s also perfect for couples who fancy a romantic stroll or perhaps a picnic. Whilst there you definitely have to go to the fantastic Lincoln Park Zoo which is free! You and the kids will love it. Check out the world class Regenstein Center for African apes, where you can view apes living in a well preserved habitat. They have tons of space to roam around (indoors and outside) and 5,000 feet of artificial vines for climbing.
The best place for food in the Evanston area is Oceanique which serves mouth watering seafood cuisine – the gorgeous salmon is smoked to perfection. If you are looking to save money then go to Edzo’s Burger Shop which serves the best grilled burgers in town!