Chicago City is one of my favourite places in the US States- it’s a beautiful area.
Here are my top recommendations when you visit the Windy city.
- Navy Pier- I recommend visiting Giordano’s restaurant, to try a famous Chicago stuffed deep dish pizza. You can’t leave Chicago without tackling a deep dish!
- Chicago’s Corn Towers- official name Marina Towers
- Willis Tower- featuring the glass Sky deck. Are you brave enough to step out into the ledge glass box, which extends 4.3 feet from the Sky deck?
- Chicago’s Original Water Tower
- NBC Building
- Chicago Theatre- even if you don’t have time to see a show at the theatre, takes the time to visit the iconic sign. You’ll know the one I mean.
- Chicago River- not only is the river beautiful, if you’re lucky enough to visit on St. Patrick’s Day, the river is dyed green!
- Millennium Park- featuring Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as The Bean), Crown Fountain, Jay Pritzker Pavilion. In the summer Millennium Park features festivals and events and in the winter an ice rink.
- Chicago Observatory Planetarium- my sister and I didn’t visit the Planetarium, but there is no better view of Chicago’s skyline. Face the shore northwest and witness Chicago’s beautiful city. From this location, you can really see the widest angle of one of the most beautiful skylines. I recommend visiting at night time, as the city glows!
- Being in Chicago really fulfilled my passion to work in the film and TV industry. I was lucky enough to visit a few filming locations, set in Chicago from my favourite film and TV series.
– Engine Company No.51- TV Series: Chicago Fire (Fire House 51)
– Chicago Police Station: TV Series: Chicago PD
– Molly’s by Day, Lottie’s by Night: TV Series: Chicago Fire (Molly’s pub- featured in Chicago PD, Fire, Med and Justice)
– Home Alone House- Film: Home Alone. Directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes. This is an ultimate, classic Christmas favourite of mine and seeing the house fulfilled so many happy memories. I felt so nostalgic!
- John Hancock Center
- If you’re starting the Route 66 journey from Chicago, Illinois across state to Los Angeles, California then remember to find the begin sign! You’ll need it to start and complete Route 66.
That’s all for now. I loved visiting Chicago, we spent four days there so we actually ran out of time as I wanted to see more. But enjoy the time you have there and have fun! 🙂
Enjoy, thank you 🙂