Introducing the city
Chicago is a famous travel destination in the world. Famous poet Carl Sandburg called it “City of the Big Shoulders”. This is a small travel guide for Chicago, the best places and some information about its history.
Chicago is the unofficial capital of the Midwest and the 3rd largest city in the United States. From the beginnings, a distinct breed of entrepreneurs and hucksters make their way to the city’s Lake Michigan shores seeking opportunity. No amount of tragedy could persuade them from their enterprises, be they legal or not.
2 days after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 had reduced most of the city to ashes, one real-estate broker posted a sign reading. “All gone but wife, children, and energy.”
Afterward. The city shucked its 19th century past and became the most modern metropolis in the country, if not the world, home to the first skyscraper and a new Prairie school of architecture in sync with the low, limitless horizon of the region.
Musicians came and amped up the blues. Gangsters grabbed a piece of the action and held on. Everyone through big. “Make no little plans,” said. Former Chicago city planner and architect Daniel Burnham, “they have no magic to stir men’s blood.
People of Chicago
The spirit of optimism that marks the commercial aspects of the city is distinct on a personal level, too. It’s a common stereotype that Midwesterners are friendly; Chicagoans are often that and much more- honest, opinionated and curious. It takes optimism to emigrate and Chicago received wave after wave of Scandinavias and Germans early on, and still welcomes incoming Irish, Polish, Mexicans, and Filipinos.
Chicago is perhaps the most American city of all.
Facts and figures
- Residents: 2.9 million
- Corporate headquarters: 160
- Tourists: 44 million per year
- Ranking: 3rd largest city in the USA
- Visitors to the navy pier: 8.7 million
if we discuss travel guides we should know the best travel places in Chicago. Here we have the top 25 travel destinations in the city area.
Top 25 Places and Things you can do in Chicago
1. Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum – The nation’s first planetarium.
2. Art Institute of Chicago – Leading fine art museum with a collection of art and photography.
3. Attend a ball game at Wrigley Field – you can spend a day enjoying one of the favorite games in the United States.
4. Bike on the Chicago lakefront – paved paths reserved bikes skates and strollers.
5. Boutique Browsing in wicker park/Bucktown – Small independent cutting-edge shops.
6. Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise – Docents lead tours of Chicago’s famed skyline.
7. DuSable Museum of African American History – one of the leading such institutions.
8. Field Museum of African American history – one of the leading such institutions.
9. Frank Lloyd Wright’s home studio – the largest concentration of Lloyd Wright buildings.
10. Gallery Hopping in river north – Art galleries in former warehouses.
11. High life at the Hancock – One of the cities’ best views.
12. Hitting a blues club – The beat goes on in live music clubs.
13. John G. Shedd Aquarium – Houses nearly denizens of the deep.
14. Lincoln Park Zoo – In the heart of the park and residential district-popular with neighbors and visitors.
15. Loop public Sculpture – Chicago is renowned for its public sculpture
16. Millennium Park – Gardens and monumental stage architecture by Frank Gehry
17. Museum of science and industry – Claims 35,000 artifacts, many of which are interactive.
18. Navy Pier – Chicago’s most popular attraction is part-carnival and part-cultural endive.
19. North Avenue beach – Best-equipped beach of the 31 that line the lakefront.
20. Prairie Avenue District – Grand Victorian homes line the avenue.
21. Riding the El Train – Two stories above street level, the El offers rapid transit with views.
22. The Rookery – This 1888 landmark features a skylit lobby renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright.
23. Sears Tower – The world’s tallest building offers observation deck views to surrounding states.
24. Seconds City – Chicago’s original improvisational comedy theatre still hosts hilarious shows.
25. Shopping the Magnificent Mile – Michigan Avenue’s toniest stretch with leading stores.
Travelers can visit the above places in Chicago. We hope to give a complete Information travel guide for the above places in upcoming articles.
Resources – City pack Guide
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