Known as the windy city: which one would assume would be blowing from Lake Illinois. An alternative theory is that it was coined for the politicians who were full of Hot air. Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers. Chicago has extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks, which attract a lot of tourist annually.
There is a lot for the tourist to do in Chicago from sports to music to dance, movies, architecture, to nature, to beaches ice-rinks and parks and most importantly food the list is endless...
Why Go To Chicago
Chicago is recognized across the United States as a very passionate sports town. Chicagoans like to bike to work and it is one of the best cities in the US for biking.
Not only for the sports and fitness enthusiast Chicago has 26 Michelin-starred restaurants, 7 AAA Diamond restaurants and is also known for its Chicago style hotdogs and pizzas. It is known as a foodie city.
After dinner head on to one of the live music venues and listen to music in a city that is the birthplace of gospel, electric blues, house, juke, footwork, and drill. Chicago is a city of music festivals, celebrating every music genre. Don’t just listen. Dance! The Whole month of April is Chicago is Dance month across the city.
Enough Chicago is also the birthplace of improv comedy. It has the distinction of being the city with the most premiers. With beaches, ice rinks and bike paths, there's no shortage of outdoor recreation for Chicagoans.
What To Do
* See a concert in Millennium Park: catch a movie or listen to a free concert and get you picture taken with the Cloud gate (aka the bean).
* Get an Architecture Tour: The Chicago Architecture have certified volunteers who narrate the history behind 50-plus downtown buildings.
* Go to the highest viewing deck on the city in Willis Tower: you can see the city from 1,353 feet above the streets. Its also open till 8 pm in the winter and 10 in the summer so you can catch the glittering skyline at night.
* Get you dose of culture with the Art Institute of Chicago it boasts of 300,000 works from every era. Great day out with the kids.
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