Get Americas has selected for you 10 mandatory stops in Chicago, this city full of surprises.
Chicago, we could stay there days and weeks, the atmosphere is sweet, authentic, vibrant and varied.
The Magnificent Mile
The Mag Mile, one of the longest shopping streets in the world, extends over 13 blocks of houses, from the north of Michigan Avenue to the Chicago River at Oak Street. These are more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants and 60 hotels, just for you. The avenue is also the lot of history with the most beautiful buildings of Chicago such as the pumping station or the water tower.
The Art Institute of Chicago
An art mastodon in the United States, the Chicago Institute of Art is the second largest museum in the country, after the MoMa of New York, with more than 300,000 works spread over 100,000 m2.
The Willis Tower
Formerly known as Sears Tower, this skyscraper rises to 442 meters above sea level, with 103 floors. It was the highest in the United States, before the construction of the World Trade Center in New York.
Come admire the breathtaking view from its observation form, fully convertible with balconies all glass.
A true emblem and first building in the city, The Rookery was declared a historic monument in 1972.
Architecturally inspired neo-Romanesque, the building is renowned for the richness of its design. Thus, you will discover a bold and successful alliance of red granite bricks and steel.
The Millenium Park
This 100,000 m2 urban park, a green lung of the city, includes fountains, gardens, art galleries, an ice rink, a theater and numerous concerts and events.
Do not miss the Crown Foutain spitting at certain hours of the water by modern gargoyles.
Do not miss the must-see Cloud Gate, the Anish Kapoor sculpture and symbol of the city of Chicago
In spring, it’s the place to be in Chicago!
The Navy Pier
Lake Michigan stretches for more than a kilometer along Lake Michigan and is now enjoying a good day.
But this has not always been the case: once built to accommodate Great Lakes merchandise vessels, as well as its passengers, the Pier is sparsely populated in disuse and its buildings fell into ruins.
The first Chicago Fest helped bring it back to life and nowadays it has many attractions such as the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Ferris wheel, shops, gardens and 16,000 m2 of exhibition space.
The Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is located in the historic district, you and also also many museums and the famous zoo founded in 1868.
The park is ideal for practicing all sports activities and several other botanical gardens and offers beautiful walks on the shores of the lake.
That it is good to do nothing! Especially when it’s on a ‘water taxi’, along the Riverwalk. From there, one can also the Loop, from another point of view. The walk can also be done on foot, between the buildings. You will meet the joggers who come trotting a lot in front of this superb panorama. In the evenings, the most expensive terraces accepted stunning views of Chicago skyscrapers that light up at nightfall.
It is the economic center of the city, you and the challenge of the streets and sculptures, in the midst of the skyscrapers.
To the west, take the direction of the station, to discover the Union Station, with its famous staircase where the accountant of Al Capone was arrested, in the film of Brian de Palma.
Just a stone’s throw is the oldest trading exchange in the world, the Board of Trade.
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