There have been made up so many tales about Chicago that the most appropriate solution would be to go and visit Chicago by yourself and get convinced by what you see there!

From humble beginnings – in 1835 there was a group of houses near the river Chicago – the city was animated with activities, being rightly called “the city that works”. By 1890 it became the second city in America, after New York. In 1871, when a small fire in the western city turned into a blazing inferno, destroying everything within the city, the residents had the opportunity to rebuild the city to its foundations. This result consisted of wider streets and better sanitation.

If you are planning to visit Chicago, you should take into account the fact that it is famous for its jazz and blues clubs, and rightly so. But if the music is not on your taste, you can dine in the finest restaurants – you will find everything from food to exotic bacon.

Perhaps the most important feature of the city is its great architecture. Although it is not as big as New York, downtown is one of the most beautiful due to due the different styles of the buildings. You can live an unforgettable experience in the heart of town – standing on a bridge over the river Chicago, you have The Wrigley Building on one side and on the other one the high towers of the great center. The Architectural Foundation Chicago located on Michigan Avenue organizes tours of the buildings in the city.

The most significant attractions include The Sears Tower, The Hancock Building (where you can find The Signature Room restaurant and bar) and The Navy Pier (where you can enjoy a tour of the city on water, a museum of paintings on glass, Children’s Museum with toys, shopping, food and art.

We recommend to you roasted almonds and fresh lemonade.), The Shedd Aquarium, The Institute of Art, The Field Museum and The Adler Planetarium. Do not forget to walk on the waterfront, where you can see the Buckingham Fountain. As a novelty, Millennium Park hosts amazing gardens, fountains, a promenade and plenty of other attractions.

If you are in Chicago, get off the taxi and go for a little walk. There are plenty of rocks hidden in every corner of the city, waiting for you and the other tourists to discover them. And this will happen only if you go and visit Chicago!

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