Worldwide, everybody knows about New York City and Los Angeles. Those jewels of the east and west coast are paragons of city living and cultural experience. In the Midwest lies the Second City, Chicago. It may be an afterthought in the minds of many, but really shouldn’t be. The culture and sights offered by the Windy City are unique from its coastal brothers, and something that everyone should experience at least once.
Chicago is action packed with art, theatre, music, comedy, history, sports, food, and almost anything else you could want to experience Here are 5 things you must do in Chicago before you die.
Chicago Pizza Tours
Ok, New York Pizza is amazing, and L.A. pizza is an experience of culinary experimentation. Chicago invented the deep dish and stuffed pizza. Chicago Pizza Tours will shuttle you around to 4 of the most famous pizza destinations in the windy city to sample everything from the traditional deep dish to a newer fair.
The Magnificent Mile
This is the home of high-end shopping, boutique restaurants, and unique attractions. Michigan Avenue is a well-known destination for both locals and tourists. It’s safe, clean and has wide sideways for beautiful views of the River and skyline while you shop.
This amazing cast metal sculpture made by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor is an unusual and beautiful centerpiece of Millenium Park. It’s often called “The Bean”, and sports a 12-foot high archway that multiplies reflections of those under it and the wonderful downtown skyline.
The Ferry Tour
This is a perfect way for the family to see Chicago. The 100 plus passenger boats tour down the Chicago river offering scenic views of both the classical side and more modern side of the Second City. The seventy-five-minute tour is full of insights and history that everyone will enjoy.
I refuse to take part in any debate, but whether you choose to go see the Cubs or the White Sox, you’ll have a great time. Baseball has a long and proud tradition here in the Windy City, and boasts two of the most historic parks in the country Wrigley Field for the Cubs, and even though they don’t play there anymore Comiskey Park for the White Sox.
Chicago is a unique experience that you really have to see to believe. This year, skip the coasts and take a chance on the midwest. You won’t be disappointed.