Chicago: All That Jazz!

The Skyline

The Skyline

Chicago, the home of jazz and blues, is the third most populous city in America. There are plenty of iconic sights for exploration; some might find a week is too short for Chicago. Since I’m not a fan of museums and galleries, which had saved me at least, one day! Nevertheless, I hope you won’t miss out 8 of my favorites below:

Business District

Business District

1. How about Jay Pritzker Pavillion from the wacky Frank Gehry? This is home for outdoor musical series and it has definitely lived up to its expectation as a must-see attraction in Chicago. Even without any performances, I’m contented!

Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Jay Pritzker Pavillion

2. Pay a visit to the Navy Piers, which is a lot more dynamic in summer, especially the IMAX cinema and stunning Chicago’s skyline.

Navy Piers

Navy Piers

3. Beautiful architectures, fashionable boutiques and luxurious hotels of all kinds dominated the entire stretch of “Magnificent Mile”. It is called magnificent for a perfect reason!

Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

4. Picture the reflection of yourselves in The Cloud Gate a.k.a The Bean. If you haven’t visited The Bean, you haven’t seen Chicago yet.

The Bean

The Bean

5. Strike your best pose on the glass balcony of Willis Tower 412m above street level. The queue might be overwhelming at certain timing, but it is well paid off with a world of view under your feet.

Willis Tower

Willis Tower

6. Catch a glimpse of Chicago Theater, one of the Chicago’s famous landmarks.

Chicago Theater

Chicago Theater

7. Travel around the downtown with “L”. This elevated rail system certainly integrates well with its surrounding. Who minds the noise anyway?

“L”

“L”

8. Walk along Chicago River to witness to some of the greatest architecture masterpieces, such as the Marina City and Trump International Tower.

Chicago River

Chicago River

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4 thoughts on “Chicago: All That Jazz!

  1. We’d recommend getting out of downtown too! There’s so much to see and do in the Chicago neighborhoods, which is the real heart of the city. Wicker Park, Andersonville, Chinatown, Greektown, Lincoln Park…the list continues.

  2. Looking at these wonderful photos… they make me wonder if the Windy City was looking this great when Oprah visited it twenty something years ago for a job interview. She said,” If I do not get this job, I will find A job in this city!”
    (Yes, I read biographies and articles about life-stories of the famous peeps!) 😀

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