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:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
6. Catch a glimpse of Chicago Theater, one of the Chicago’s famous landmarks.
7. Travel around the downtown with “L”. This elevated rail system certainly integrates well with its surrounding. Who minds the noise anyway?
8. Walk along Chicago River to witness to some of the greatest architecture masterpieces, such as the Marina City and Trump International Tower.