If you’re after a city that provides a mix of urban and rural activities, then look no further than Chicago. The hotwire secret hotel collection has a range of great deals waiting to be snapped up in the Northbrook, Glenview and Mt Prospect areas. You can expect a pet friendly hotel which will include free parking, free high speed internet and self service laundry facilities. Breakfast will be free of charge too! There is an abundance of tourist attractions for couples, friends and families to enjoy in the Windy City due to the unbelievable modern art scene, the many children’s activities, the numerous splendid eateries and the museums which are simply out of this world.
Culture vultures in search of some intellectual stimulation will be able to find scholarly attractions at the drop of a hat, as Chicago’s museum scene is the Ivy League of museum scenes, envied and admired in equal measure across the world. The National Museum of Mexican Art is great for those who want to learn about the distinguished Mexican arts culture, where there are 6000 artefacts on display and various performing arts and educational exhibits throughout the year.
If you want to paint the town red and let your hair down venture over to the Sidekicks bar, a superb karaoke bar that is popular with locals. The bar is also known for its dart-playing fanatics, so if you fancy a game you will have come to the right place. If you fancy a bite to eat then don’t sweat it – Sidekicks serves ravishingly delectable Italian pizza and beef till late.
Another great venue is the Music Box Theatre which showcases art house cinema and live organ music; it can boast having the largest full time operating theatre space in Chicago. For cinephiles this is the ultimate venue to attend; the latest and greatest foreign and independent films have been screened here for the last two decades.
If you want to shop till you drop then shop till you drop you will. The largest mall in Illinois, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, will provide you with all of your shopping requirements. It has nearly 300 stores and restaurants. The abundant choice of shops is utterly unbeatable.