Forget what you know about Chicago. It is much more than just a bustling, gritty metropolis. The hub of the US Midwest, Chicago offers a thriving arts, music, and food scene along with one of the most beautiful skylines around.
One of the easiest ways to see the stunning Chicago skyline is to get up high. Head to Skydeck Chicago, which is the second tallest building in the US. Up here, you can admire epic views of the city from a glass box, that is, if you are not scared of heights.
You cannot visit the home of deep dish pizza without trying a slice or two. It will be easy to find a delectable bite, but Lou Malnati’s and Gino’s East are both especially popular with the locals.
If you want to admire Chicago’s famed architecture but want to see it from a different angle, check out the Chicago Architecture Boat tours. There are a few different options, but one of the most comprehensive is with Wendella Boats. It lasts for around 75 minutes and covers three branches of the river.
Also, be sure to visit the iconic Chicago Theatre, which looks jaw-dropping from the outside and in. You do not have to see a show to enjoy the building. To learn more about it, you can take an informative and fun tour of the theater, which dates back to the twenties.
Check out the original Ferris wheel, designed by George Washington Ferris in 1893 at the old Navy Pier. Obviously, you can take a ride on the famous wheel as well as enjoy a beautiful walk along one of prettiest spots in Chicago.