You have to live under a rock to not know of the city of Chicago. Planning your next trip to the third largest city of the entire U.S.? Great decision! The city is one of the most urbanized places you’ll get to see in the world with its tall skyscrapers lining Lake Michigan in the Midwest. The city is known for its modernization, performing arts, food, technology, parks and sandy beaches.
Chicago in Literature and Media
The city of Chicago has received a lot of recognition in international media and English literature. Some of your favorite movies are set here including Adventures in Babysitting, Batman Begins and The Blue Brothers.
There are a number of award-winning books centered on Chicago as well such the Sin in the Second City, Sister Carrie and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Activities in Chicago
When you’re visiting Chicago, prepare to constantly be on your feet. The city is full of activities and it may be impossible to list all of them here. If you’re planning to stay for a few days, make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most popular sights and things to do!
Relax at the sandy beaches of Chicago and soak up the sun on the Oak Street and North Avenue Beaches. You can also show off your love for sports by playing volleyball at the beach.
The parks of Chicago are another must visit areas. Waterfront parks like the Grant Park and Hyde Park are names every American has heard of. Other parks worth mentioning are the Washington Park and the Jackson Park. If you’re with your family, spending a day in Chicago’s parks is an excellent idea!
The city also holds a number of arts and music festivals throughout the year so the city is full of energy all the time. Taste of Chicago is one of the largest food festivals in the world and if you’re a real foodie, you can’t miss out on it! Music festivals like the Blues Fest, the Lollapalooza and the Jazz Fest are also excellent shows for those who appreciate music.
Sights in Chicago
Just like every other city of the U.S., Chicago has a number of museums and heritage centers of its own. Some of these include the Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Surgical Science.
Chicago is not a city you can explore in a few days. Heck, even locals living for decades haven’t discovered all the secrets of the city. Make sure you take your sweet time exploring the streets and cultures of this beautiful place!
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