Thursday, October 6, 2016

Chicago – World Class Architecture and Eclectic Neighborhoods

Chicago, the third largest city in America has a significant and diverse history, ranging from industrialization to dangerous gangsters to intense immigration throughout the 20th century;bringing together people of different origins such as Greek, Polish, Italian, and Jewish.

Must Visit Attractions
One of the most popular attractions to visit is the famous Millennium Park. It is a must visit for your itinerary.Your trip to Chicago will remain incomplete if you don’t check out the Park. Follow it up with visits to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain for some recreation.The Field Museum is the perfect example of the art and culture of Chicago that spans history and the globe. With more than 300,000 works from all across the globe with paintings spanning the ages.The Art Institute of Chicago should be your next stop. If you have kids with you then don’t forget to take them to Lincoln Park Zoo for a great family time.

After your family time at the zoo, you must visit the Willis Tower Skydeck and 360 Chicago for a fantastic, panoramic views of the city. The sight is sure to take your breath away. One of the most recognizable landmarks is the Chicago Theatre - even if you don’t catch a show, don’t miss out on the guided tour.Wrap up your tour of the city with a visit to the Shedd Aquarium. The world's largest indoor aquarium one can see and learn about some of the more than 32,000 aquatic creatures.

How to Save Money in Chicago:
  • Opt for either bed and breakfast choices or travel during the winter when the hotels slash their rates in half. Moreover, during the winter, you will get cheap flights to the city as well.
  • Invest in a Chicago City PASS and the Go Chicago Card to save a lot of money. Both these cards will give you great discounts and you will get to see things at a set price.

Chicago Dining:
This city is famous for its Pizzas, hot dogs, and steaks. If you are looking for a fine diningexperience, then opt for David Burke's Primehouse and Benny's Chop House just off the Magnificent Mile. And if you wish to save money, then try out the establishments inthe downtown area.

Hotels to check out
The hotels listed here are an attempt to cover the best of both worlds. There are some good value options when you consider the cost versus benefit equation.
  • The Langham, Chicago
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
  • Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Getting Around
The best way to move around the city and check out its different attractions is by public transportation — specifically the "L" train. One can also opt for the bus, but it might be a bit expensive and one could easily get confused by the routes taken by the buses.

When to Visit
The best time to visit Chicago is from April to October. Tourist activity is lower and you will find a lot of great hotels to check-in at rock bottom prices.