Chicago is located in the state of Illinois in North America, along with the southwest coast of Lake Michigan, and is the country seat of Cook Country. It forms part of the metropolitan area of Chicago, a conurbation also integrated by the peripheral countries.
Chicago is full of contrasts, vibrant but unpretentious, has all the rhythms of good music that make every corner dance, offers of culture and leisure are inexhaustible and has a delicious architecture that crosses along bridge between the XIX and XX centuries.
Certainly, every step you take through the streets of downtown is a delight, a perfect way to enjoy the details looking up. But this city is more than just skyscrapers, it is that place that on does not expect but one that you want to return to again and again.
The most epic places in Chicago are:
Willis Tower (Sky Deck): is the tallest building in Chicago, measuring about 440 meters and was formerly known as the Sears Tower. It is an office building and commercial premises, but the most important are its transparent balcony on the 103rd floor from which you get a panoramic view of the entire city.
The viewpoint is called Sky Deck and has a platform that will allow you to stand on transparent glass sheets, with the feeling of standing in the air. Is the perfect place for taking photos for all over the city.
Millennium Park is a public park located in The Loop, very close to Lake Michigan and Grant Park. It was inaugurated in 2004 and received some prizes for its ecological design and accessibility.
The best attractions of Millennium Park are the Jay Pritzker Music Hall, the famous metal sculpture Could Gate (the modern symbol of Chicago), the Crown Fountain and the Lurie Garden. The place offers an incredible collection of art and architecture.
Navy Pier is a historic Chicago park that receives than 8 million visitors per year. Located across from Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the perfect entertainment venue for the whole family with restaurants, shops, and tourist boats.
Here you can watch a movie at the IMAX Theater, meet the Children’s Museum or enjoy live music at the Bud Light Stadium. Also, do some shopping and have some romantic walk.
Shedd Aquarium is a public aquarium, located within the Chicago Museum Campus. This aquarium is one of the oldest in the world and has a sample of more than 25000 fish and another 8000 animals.
Shedd Aquarium also offers interactive presentations, ideal for children to learn in an entertaining way. It is recommended to buy the Total Experience Pass, which allows access to all exhibits such as seeing a small but moving show with dolphins and in where another sector you can see and touch stingrays.
Andy’s Jazz Club is a historic and very popular jazz club in Chicago. Although it as a casual atmosphere, it offers shows with some of the best jazz bands in the city.
At Andy’s Jazz Club different styles of music are played, ranging from swing and pop, to Latin rhythms and to Afro-pop. Also, it has a restaurant and its menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and pizzas.
The Loop is the second largest shopping area in the United States, located in downtown Chicago.
At The Loop you can go shopping for dozens of clothing and accessories stores, see a comedy in one of its theatres, visit museums and get to know some of the city’s most important points of interest such as the Willis Tower lookout tower, the park Grant Park, The Art Institute of Chicago Art Museum, City Hall, and LaSalle Street, the financial center.