Chicago is located in the northern area of the USA, on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan and is the largest city and capital of the State of Illinois. The city was founded in 1833 and very quickly developed into a major industrial and economic centre. It is a beautiful city, known for its skyscrapers, pools, sports teams, museums and gardens and offers a unique atmosphere of calm, as no other city in America. Chicago is considered the largest business, architectural and communication center of the United States and one of the 10 most important cities of the world.
John Hancock Observatory: The famous John Hancock Center skyscraper is the third tallest building in the city and has an imposing conical shape, which makes it easily recognizable. The building is crafted with innovative structural design and consists of 100 floors, which include shops, offices, apartments, restaurants, hotel, radio and television facilities and the infamous observation deck. The Observatory offers the most impressive panoramic views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, and is a landmark of the city.
Crown Fountain is a great pioneering high-tech fountain, consisting of 2 ivory towers, showing faces of Chicagoans, when illuminated by Led screens.
Cloud Gate is the most famous public sculpture of the city and one of the most photographed sights. This is a creature made of steel, with its peculiar shape that reflects and distorts the city's images and styles presented in front of him.
The Shedd Aquarium is the world's largest indoor Aquarium, which houses approximately 20,000 aquatic animals, which represent 1,500 different kinds. The Aquarium will be able to experience up-close piranhas, Beluga whales and to get in touch with appreciable exhibits.
Field Museum is a gorgeous natural history museum, which houses exceptional anthropological and Biological Collections. The exhibits include collections of minerals, gems, objects from ancient culture, plants, mammals, the story of the Lions of Tsavo and the most perfectly preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Museum of science and Industry is a major scientific centre, which offers guests the opportunity to come into contact with various exhibits and touch. The priceless exhibits of the museum include everything around the physical, the professions, the space and see underwater, as the German submarine U-505 from World War II.
Art Institute of Chicago: The Museum hosts the extensive and well-known art treasures Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Apart from the artwork of famous artists, the Museum also exhibits presents 5,000 years of human history, interior decorating and furnishing rooms, Roman, Greek and Egyptian artifacts, collections of African art and much more. Features are the huge lions that adorn the entrance to the Museum and welcome visitors.
Distances through downtown Chicago is relatively small and hardly will need some means of transport. Nevertheless, the city has a comprehensive and organized public transport, with buses, Metro, rail lines and taxi prices vary within reasonable limits.
Around Chicago will find countless options for hotels, with excellent facilities and services with price differences, to pick the one that suits you best.
The most interesting part of the city is concentrated in Pier Navy Pier, located just east of the city centre and offers a variety of entertainment options, like countless café, bar, restaurants, amusement parks, souvenir shops, cruises and a stunning view of the Lake. The city's Botanical Garden is an oasis, full of gardens, Islands and lakes. The Lincoln Park Zoo features world-class exhibits of wild fauna and it is an amazing space that will fascinate you. Visit the Willis Tower and walk in glass balconies. In Symphony Center will find the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Even if you aren't into the most famous sport in Chicago is worth to watch a basketball match of NBA team unparalleled, Chicago Bulls. Don't forget to make a cruise on the homonymous River that crosses the city.
In Chicago you will experience amazing dishes with grilled meat and different pizza flavors, from those that usually have in mind. Throughout the city you will find very nice traditional restaurants, Fast food and flavors from all the cuisines in the world.
As in any city in America, and in Chicago, you will find many shops, with very good choices for shopping. The Magnificent Mile is the most fashionable street of the city, with too many branded shops and many offers. For more special and luxurious choices, visit the Shops at North Bridge. Amazing varieties to cosmetics, clothes and shoes, you will find in department stores Macy's and Bloomingdales.