An amalgamation of cosmopolitan skyscrapers and sprawling coastline makes Chicago a luxury holiday destination full of mesmerising sights. A perfect choice whether you are a travelling with your family in tow, on a romantic getaway or flying solo.
Found on the south-west tip of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois, you can expect sky-high buildings contrasting with 580 parks and 33 beaches. However, it’s the museums that seem to rally in the visitors with The Art Institute of Chicago easily the busiest. Housing the largest Impressionist collection outside of Paris, it’s easy to see why. 56 other museums can be found throughout the streets and along with 250 theatres, 225 music venues and more than 5,000 restaurants, your trip may as well plan itself.
Home to the first ever skyscraper, the views are truly wonderful when at the top of one and showcase the extensive history that the city is marvelled for. The 360 Chicago Observation in the John Hancock Building is perfect for grand vistas complete with a tilting ride that is sure to thrill adrenaline junkies. Enjoy looking down on the grand hustle and bustle with much of the architecture featuring a prevalence of limestone due to the large quarry found just south of the city in Thornton. Expect custom limestone and marble features in many of the hotels, restaurants and sights throughout Chicago.
This destination is also fantastic for families, with a whole host of activities to enjoy including a zoo, aquarium and even a pier full of attractions that is sure to keep everyone entertained. A 10-minute drive from the pier will take you to Magnificent Mile which is 1.6 kilometres of pure, unadulterated shopping full of high end boutiques and amazing department stores that’re sure to keep any shopaholic happy.
Need something to post for Instagram? The Cloud Gate, located centrally in Millennium Park, is a silver bean of wonderment that is sure to get the likes rolling in.
All this and so much more makes Chicago simply stunning. If you’re after are a slice of American culture make sure to give the Second City more thought. An amazing time is guaranteed.
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Chicago is regarded as one of the most cultural and creative cities in the world. Walt Disney was even born here and studied drawing at the Institute of Fine Arts. Museums, restaurants and beautiful architecture makes the Windy City a top holiday destination with 52 million people visiting annually. Make sure you’re part of this statistic!
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC -6
Flying time to destination:
8-hours and 30-minutes from London
- Nearest Airport: O’Hare International Airport
- Instagram Opportunity: Cloud's Gate
Best Time To Travel
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