Fancy a remarkable break in one of the world’s greatest cities? If you do we would suggest taking advantage of this exclusive hotel offer and venture out to the brilliant North American metropolis of Chicago, also known as the Windy City, where you can expect a pet friendly hotel which will include free parking, free internet, self service laundry facilities and breakfast on the house! There is a wealth of excursions for families to enjoy in this city due to the fantastic modern art scene, the dozens of children’s activities, the large shopping malls, the many great restaurants and the world-class museums.
Legoland Discovery Center Chicago should be the first place on your radar if you are travelling with children, which houses over 3 million lego bricks. Legoland also hosts unique activity workshops with their Master Model Builder. Meanwhile, shopaholics who are in desperate need of some retail therapy shouldn’t stress – as the largest mall in the state of Illinois and one of the largest in the country, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, will cure all of your shopping ailments. With nearly 300 stores and restaurants such as Michael Kors, Apple, Cheesecake Factory and American Eagle Outfitters it will be beyond anything you’ve dreamt of and provide you with the shopping experience of a lifetime.
The city is home to some dazzling skyscrapers and if you are interested in learning about the history and the design of these innovative architectural wonders then take one of the Chicago Architecture Foundation tours. The walking tours are incredibly good value for money starting at just $10 per person. Guides are incredibly knowledgeable about the city’s architecture and will be able to answer any questions you have about the history of the skyscrapers. Chicago can sing its own praises about its architecture – it is where the planet’s first skyscraper was constructed and it plays host to one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, the Willis Tower. It is the eighth tallest freestanding structure on earth and the second tallest building in the US.
As well as being home to the Ivy League of architecture, Chicago also houses some of the world’s finest museums. If you have time why not venture to the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, a museum dedicated completely to showcasing work created by Vietnam War veterans. There are fascinating artefacts such as a sculpture bestowing the POW bracelets of war pilots.