From the Gold Coast to Magnificent Mile, Chi-town has no shortage of scenic places to stroll and stop by for a quick bite. Chicago is the perfect playground for deep dish pizza connoisseurs, architects and artists, and of course, sports fanatics (go Cubs)! Its business district is well-integrated with shopping and restaurants around the Loop, where visitors can get lost in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown. In this Windy City, guests will blown away by all it has to offer during your stay!
Chicago has the most nicknames of any city in the U.S. When you get here, you can also call it Chi-town, The Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, The Second City, and The City That Works.
Many things were invented in Chicago: the Twinkie, spray paint, and even 16-inch softball, played without gloves.
The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backwards.
Claiming the oldest pizzeria in Chicago, the Malnati family built the most iconic of food culture that the city has to offer: deep dish pizza. Since its first restaurant opened in 1971, Lou Malnati's has now grown to be a popular chain with locations easily accessible for anyone in Chicago craving a rich, hearty slice.
A haven for art history nerds and artists, The Art Institute of Chicago is located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Street. Known for hosting the largest impressionist art collection in the nation (and outside the Louvre in Paris), from Monet to Van Gogh, this museum is home to over 600 famous works on display. Be prepared to get lost in one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.
It’s not a visit to Chicago without a visit to Cloud Gate, more popularly known as “The Bean”. This centerpiece in Millennium Park is a visually captivating Chicago landmark, with a unique design that allows visitors to see the city skyline in a different perspective along with their reflections.