Jun 23, 2017

Chicago information

Chicago is a city that’s constantly in competition: North side vs. South, Cubs vs. Sox, deep dish vs. thin crust. Come to see what’s new—the Art Institute’s modern art wing overlooking Millennium Park, the four-foot ledge in the Sears (er, Willis) Tower’s Skydeck. Come to see the old—fairgrounds of the Columbian World Exposition (that’s the 1893 Fair) and the glistening white museum buildings that have made up museum campus since the 1930s. Come for the music. All summer long, small bands play at street fests, throngs pack parks for Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Music Festival, and picnickers sprawl in Millennium Park for free concerts. Come for the food. Saveur Magazine recently crowned Chicago the “new culinary star” of the U.S., and new restaurants have wedged their way into storefronts all over town. Come for the sports. Cubs, Sox, Bulls, “Da Bears,” Blackhawks, and the Fire all play for the Windy City. This is a city where anything goes and everyone’s welcome, where you’ll get a mix of laid-back Midwest attitude and hospitality with the hustle and bustle of a big city, even if it’s the Second one.



Chicago at night

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