The New York of the Midwest, Chicago has all of the big city glamour with the frontier charm of middle America. This historical city has the landmarks, monuments, and museums of a much larger city added to the contemporary spice of newer attractions, community events, and more.
With a growing, thriving Broadway theater district and a number of world-class art museums such as the Art Institute, Chicago is a cultural hub for the central states. The Field Museum, located along with the famous Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, resides in historic Grant Park along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park Zoo is a premier wildlife reserve in the depths of the concrete jungle, housing roughly 1,100 animals from all over the globe.
The Navy Pier is an excellent destination with everything from a full-size Children’s Museum to an amusement park to a six-story glass conservatory located directly on the pier. Catch a show at the Pepsi Skyline Stage or watch the fireworks over the lake on Fridays during the summer months or on the 4th of July. Shopping is at its best on the Magnificent Mile, the Rodeo Drive of Chicago, where you can sample the luxury designers, window shop, or take home bags of goodies from your favorite stores. The Fashion Outlets and Woodfield Mall offer similar shopping experiences indoors with discounted outlet prices.
Catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, stop by a comedy club, or look out over the skyline from a 1000 foot observation deck. Chicago has everything you could want from a destination from excellent food to relaxing atmospheres and even exciting adventures. Test out this Midwest gem and wonder why you waited this long to visit Chicago.