Chicago is a unique city that is fastly becoming a hot travel destination offering a wide variety of features and destinations worth seeing. Due to its location right next to lake Michigan it offers a unique environment blending both the relaxation of lakeside beaches with the activity of a metropolitan city. Chicago is also well known for its incorporation of nature into the usual urban landscape of a major city. Below are five destinations you do not want to miss while visiting Chicago.
The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is a street which features many high end fashion boutiques. Even if you are not looking to spend money on high priced clothing items the walk is worth it due to the variety of architecture found on this avenue.
Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs. It is beautiful stadium with tons of history. Even if you aren't in town during baseball season to catch a game you can still take a tour of the field which includes views of the dugouts and other usually non accessible sights.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world famous museum with a large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Even if art isn't your thing the museum also has large collections of other interesting artifacts such as antique interior design pieces.
Millennium Park is located just north of the Art Institute of Chicago and features the distinct sculpture known as “The Cloud Gate” or unofficially as “the bean.” Located in Millennium Park is also the beautiful Lurie Garden which is perfect for a relaxing afternoon walk.
Chicago Architecture FoundationChicago is well known for its architecture. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation you can get the background on many of the skyscrapers. There are also many 3D models of the entire city to give you a better idea of the lay out.