The so-called “Wind City” is located in the state of Illinois. Looking at it from above, you’ll perceive as a model of ancient, emblematic and genuine skyscrapers embellished by Lake Michigan. But when you get off the plane, you will find more than that, relevant cultural centers that promote art, literature and excellent samples of jazz and blues music.
In the Magnificent Mile area, lovers of panoramic photographs and selfies will find the most striking and important buildings in the city. John Hancock Tower is one of the most modern buildings in the city, measuring 343 meters in height and from its observatory, scenes can be photographed up to 100 kilometers away on a clear day. And when traveling to Chicago, don’t forget to climb the 103-story Sears Tower, where you can have a 360-degree view of the whole city. When descending, you can visit gift shops and exclusive restaurants that await you on the boulevard.
Those who travel to a destination to visit its museums and know its main works of art will have much to do in the museums of Chicago dedicated to the arts, sciences, natural history, and culture. The visit to the Field Museum of Natural History is a must since it has more than 20 million objects related to the natural history of the world. It also has a library with about 250 thousand books, so it is one of the most interesting activities when traveling to Chicago. And you cannot miss visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, which houses the third largest art collection in the country and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year.
Chicago, House of World Music
Chicago saw the birth of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, house and other popular rhythms such as hip-hop, alternative rock, and country. To the delight of music lovers, the city offers many forums for those who enjoy hearing and enjoying music festivals such as Lollapalooza, which for more than 20 years is one of the most important musical events in the world. By the way, on the shores of Lake Michigan, you can enjoy the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and the Chicago Jazz Festival. In addition, the city also has more than 150 theaters, where award-winning Broadway musical productions are regularly presented.
Chicago is the buyers’ dream, whether compulsive buyer or not. When traveling to Chicago, you can enjoy iconic luxury stores located on The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue and on Rush Street and Oak Street. By the way, there’s no shortage of departmental classics such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus and the big malls, including 900 North Michigan Avenue Shops, Water Tower Place and The Shops at North Bridge.
The Delicious Reason: Food!
Chicago will satisfy the palate of the most demanding with its wide variety of themed restaurants, some Michelin restaurants, and many others of surprising molecular gastronomy. In addition, the gastronomic festivals of the city will surprise as much as the gastronomic exhibitions in open air.