Sights to See
Chicago - The Windy City Adventure
No matter what way your interests lie, if you think there's something related to them that you cannot find in
Chicago you might want to consider staying home. Whether your taste
runs to Shakespeare or meerkats, food or Jazz, airy museums or dank
coffee houses, from the Museum
of Science and Industry to the Brookfield
Zoo, this city has everything a visitor could want - in
For those who enjoy the fine arts, The
offers one of the best collections to be found anywhere in the world.
Though much smaller than the Metropolitan in New York or the Louvre in
Paris, the paintings and other objects on display are second to none.
For those who like their art more lively, the seven-story Shakespeare
Theater at Navy
Pier offers works by the Bard and other world renowned
Beyond this, Chicago has a theater district that has quite rightly earned the
town the title Second City. Second in name, but not in quality. Shows
here are as good as anything you'll find in New York, as the list of
famous actors who have called it a professional home can show.
If shopping is more your style of entertainment, you don't have to go
to New York, London or Paris to find anything you would look for there.
With over 460 shops in the Magnificent
Mile area alone, you'll run out of money and time long before
you run out of stores.
Whether it's Nieman Marcus
or Marshall Field's (the home grown department stores), or Cartier,
Hermes, or Tiffany's imported from New York, there's something here to
please even the most finicky.
Restaurants in Chicago are also first rate and it is worth traveling to
Chicago just to eat! Maybe you just want a great burger at
Billy Goat Tavern
in Navy Pier. Or, you might want the best pizza in the
world. Gino's East at 8725 W. Higgins, or Pete's at 3737 N Western, or
Home Run Inn at 4254 W 31st St, who can decide? You might prefer
Brazilian at Sal & Carvao (739 N Clark St) or jambalaya at
Be-Bop at Navy
If you want to just drink, there's no better place than Chicago for
that. In fact, at Charlie's Ale House at Navy Pier you can find over 70
beers to choose from. Or, you can stroll into the Volo Restaurant Wine
Bar (2008 W Roscoe St) for one of the finest selections served. After
that you might want, or need, a cup of coffee. Try the Julius Meinl
Cafe (3601 N. Southport) where the Viennese is authentic and you can
hear a string quartet play while you sip your high class java.
For animal enjoyment there are the dead ones at The Field
where the largest T-Rex ever found is housed, or the live ones at
Brookfield Zoo. Or, if you prefer live things, you can head over to the
Aquarium and catch the Beluga whales or dozens of sharks
looking for a meal.
Head out to one of the 500 parks around the city, but don't forget
about the place with the name that is not a park - Hyde
Park. Home to the Frank
Lloyd Wright Studio and Home, as well as the Robie House and
many other architectural icons, you'll find plenty to write home about.
Don't miss out on the view from up high. Be sure to visit the Sears
Tower and the John
Hancock Center, two great (almost) 100-story high
observatories that will show you how the Windy City got its nickname.
If you think New York, London or Paris are among the world's great
cities... you're right. Come to the bustling city on Lake Michigan and
find out why Chicago is easily in the same class. And,
you think in terms of Al Capone, Walt Whitman, or Barack
Obama, you will always think about the great Chicago sights
see. Such as...
of Science and Industry
Grant Park, MIllenium Park, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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