The Windy City
Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, this city has become a vibrant metropolis with only New York City and Los Angeles having larger populations. It is famous for its unique architecture and beautiful skyline. The first skyscraper was designed and built in Chicago. It has one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States and it is also home to some of the top rated cultural attractions and restaurants in the world.
The people of Chicago are very innovative. They reversed the flow of the Chicago River in a remarkable engineering achievement, making it the only river in the world that flows backwards. They even created the Twinkie, deep dish pizza and the brownie. They also invented the game of softball, spray paint, open heart surgery and they were the first city to host a televised presidential debate.
So, whether you are enjoying the creative delights from the three star Michelin menu at the Alinea restaurant or strolling through the quiet suburbs of Oak Park, the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designed buildings, you may discover that a waterfront weekend just isn’t long enough to explore the wonders of this fascinating city.
This stainless steel figure is a work of art, but to tourists, it’s the best opportunity for a selfie. The Cloud Gate Sculpture also known as “The Bean”, is one of the top things to see in Chicago. Th... See more
Located in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a massive currency storage and processing center, the Money Museum tries to make money fun with zany exhibits such as a cube containing a million one do... See more
Race a Sailboat to Mackinac Island
Join in the fun of sailboat racing to Mackinac Island. In July, more than 350 sailboats depart from the Chicago Lighthouse near Navy Pier for the 289-nautical-mile trip to Michigan’s car-free Mackin... See more
This is one of the world’s largest, indoor aquarium with over 8,000 aquatic animals representing over 700 species. The aquarium contains 32,000 animals. You can step into a pair of tall rubber boots... See more
Lollapalooza is a four day music festival happening in August at historic Grant Park in Chicago. This annual music festival features popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and el... See more