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Holidays to Chicago

Chicago is continuously improving the city and has added even more greenery, architectural showstoppers, and fine art to its already significant city offerings.

It is no wonder that President Barack Obama fondly refers to Chicago as home. With its world-famous museums, lakefront parks and vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods, Chicago seems to have it all.

What pops into a tourist’s head when thinking about holidays to Chicago? It may conjure up an idea of the Sears Tower, or the Hancock Centre, or the beloved Chicago Bears. Whatever the perceived reason, its character actually comes from its 180 individual and distinct neighbourhoods and its residents, each with their own identity and story to tell. Tourists can explore this city on their Chicago holidays taking pleasure in the historical landmarks and architectural icons that are available in every area of the city.

On Chicago holidays, visitors can spends days unravelling the hidden gems that this Windy City has locked away. Everyone wants to go and see the Millennium Park and see why it’s on everybody’s lips. You may even take in a well-deserved concert or two at the Pritzker Pavilion and should you be there in winter, why not partake in some ice-skating and try a few rounds of the outdoor rink? The options are limitless and whatever you choose you are in for a truly memorable Chicago experience.

Chicago is renowned for its museums and the Art Institute of Chicago has one of the biggest art collections in the country. Special exhibitions run throughout the year and have been known to include the likes of Picasso and Monet. This museum undoubtedly stands far above the others and should be on everyone’s wish list.

Holidays to Chicago are not complete without making the effort to visit the tallest building in the western hemisphere. Willis Tower was once the tallest building in the world, and, this attraction is still flourishing with thousands visiting every day. The tower experience can be topped off with a walk across the suspended glass bottom walkway that now encompasses the top floor. Enjoy a 360 degree uninterrupted view and of course the most spectacular view of all, the 1,353 feet one leading straight down. A thrilling and unforgettable experience but not for the faint-hearted or those with a strong fear of heights!

Previously many people frequented Marshall Fields on State Street but nowadays the pedestrian traffic is more for Macy’s. It is still worth paying Marshall Fields a special visit, after all, it has preserved a lot of the traditions and activities that Marshall Fields was once famous for, even though it is now part of Macy’s.


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