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The Windy City – Chicago



Posted on: 24 Apr 2015

Chicago is situated right at the heart of the sprawling Midwest in the state of Illinois. Basking on the shores of Lake Michigan, the “Windy City” enjoys all four seasons to the fullest, with hot summers and snowy winters – making it a fascinating destination at any time of the year. Whether you’re looking to discover what makes America’s most “American” city buzz or simply enjoy its many architectural and historical treasures, a holiday to Chicago will give you generous helpings of fun for families, friends, couples, and solo travellers alike.

Avid shoppers will love the swanky Michigan Avenue, home to some of the world’s leading department stores and trendy restaurants right at the heart of the downtown core. Feel like some heartfelt tunes? Make a date at the renowned House of Blues and celebrate the city’s long legacy in forging a part of the nation’s musical identity along with a delicious meal. You can also catch a concert at Symphony Center or the legendary Chicago Theatre, or swing by Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs play some baseball – a great day out for the kids if you’re on a family holiday in Chicago. Downtown’s vast expanse means that you can cover just about everything here, including museums and galleries like the Art Institute of Chicago and Adler Planetarium among several others, and huge sightseeing opportunities at the Sears Tower.

Curious about Chicago life? The sprawling city is a melting pot of various communities, with the Irish Far Southwest Side, Polish Northwest Side, the African-American South Side (home of the blues and the White Sox) and diverse West Side, which is characteristically hipster. Travellers looking for off-the-beaten track experiences should stroll along the streets of Far North Side, home to several beaches, and hit up the nightlife in North Side where Chicago’s large LGBT community resides.

Navy Pier is great for tourists looking for something a little bit more laid-back, full of great cycling trails and many park and water-themed activities for the kids. It’s one of the best places in the city to catch a drink or two and admire the scenic views, or catch a Ferris ride and marvel at the dazzling skyline. In truth, for everything you want to do on holiday, Chicago has the answer!

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