Visiting Chicago

Chicago, also known as the Windy City is located in the northeast part of the state of Illinois. The population of the city exceeds 3 million people. Chicago is home to so called the Magnificent Mile that offers lots of stores and restaurants, beauty and spa salons. Chicago has been known as the city of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Thus the tallest building of the United States the Sears Tower is located in Chicago. By the way you may travel to the top of the Tower. Enjoy the magnificent view of the city.

Chicago has a lot of marvelous museums and art galleries. One of the most famous art institution is definitely the Art Institute of Chicago. It has really impressive and great collection of arts. Do not miss an opportunity to visit the Institute.

If you are interested in arts and architecture you may visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Frank Lloyd Wright was supposedly one of the most influential American architects. Back in the late 1880s the residence served as studio of Wright. You’ve got a chance to take a tour around the place.

The city houses the Chicago Architecture Foundation that offers a variety of tours, lectures, seminars and exhibitions on architecture. The architecture of the city is impressive and really magnificent.

Another extremely popular place of Chicago is Navy Pier. Wandering around the place you will find lots of cafes, restaurants, shopping centers. You will hardly miss the spot as it is the most famous tourist attraction of the city.

Back in the 1920s and 1930s Chicago was known as the city of gangsters and mobs. So before visiting the city you may watch some worthwhile movies devoted to that period of time. Do not forget about Some Like It Hot and of course about the musical Chicago. By the way lots of wonderful movies were set in Chicago including North by Northwest (1959) by Hitchcock, When Harry Met Sally (1989), the Untouchables (1987) by Brian De Palma and many others. So get acquainted with city’s history and culture before visiting it.

If you are really an environmental person then you have a wonderful chance to visit the Chicago Botanical Garden and the Shedd Aquarium.

If you are looking for entertainments then you should definitely visit Millennium Park. It hosts the marvelous collection of art, architecture, sculpture and landscape design. Visiting the place you will find lots of different concerts, exhibitions and tours. They are mostly for free.

Many people are proud of Chicago as it has the most famous sport teams in the country. Of course you have heard about the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago White Sox. So you may watch games visiting the city as well. Do not miss it.

And of course Chicago has become famous for its delicious food including popular deep-dish pizza, barbequed ribs and beef. One of the most popular places among gourmets is Giardano. It is really worth it!

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