6 reasons to explore Chicago once in your lifetime
Updated: Aug 27
If you have never been to the Chicago City of Illinois, then now it's time to get acquainted.
The Chicago city is the third-largest city in the USA which has stunning skyline and skyscrapers that will grab your attention instantly. I kept looking up while walking by the streets.
Chicago has sites you won't find anywhere. Watching the natural beauty it encompasses and the fascinating history with all modern perks can be a bit overwhelming. And, let me mention that this windy city is a foodie's hub.
Here are 6 reasons to visit Chicago at least once :
1. Michigan Lake
Being situated next to one of the world’s largest lakes, Chicago feels like it has a coastline, and to be honest, it actually does in many ways. Lakeside parks, trails, sandy beaches, and Navy Pier offers you a variety of activities in summer, with people of all ages relishing picnics, competing in volleyball tournaments, and taking boats rides on the heavenly blue waters. Chicago's beaches can refresh you, feel the sand and the sun on your skin.
2. Hippy Restaurants
From American barbeques to Mexican food and Italian to Indian cuisines. You can find literally every kind of food served with delicious drinks (cocktails and fruity mocktails). Roam around, become hungry, and try eating at every next street. Yes, that's true every street has some restaurants. Just don't eat all at once. Chicago's brewery is extensive and beer is cheap here so, great for buzzy people.
3. Luxury Hotels
When you see a windy city with high rise buildings then be sure to experience the magnificent hotels that it contains. Urban-Inspired rooms, carpeted floors, private balconies, wide glass windows, spa lounges are a few to draw you towards what this city has to offer. Experience ravishing Midwestern hospitality in River North neighborhood North Side, Chicago
4. Parks and Museums
Grant Park is home to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. It has a Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago, where Swami Vivekananda delivered 6 speeches in 1893. The Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium. Also, do not miss out on the fabulous Buckingham Fountain. There are also beautifully manicured gardens where you can freely sit and talk or take a walk. Also, visit the ‘The Bean’ officially titled as Cloud Gate by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, the centerpiece on the plaza at Millennium Park.
5. Shopping Centers
Collecting souvenirs is something I do whenever I visit a new place. I had an awesome experience in Magnificent Mile, located at the Chicago downtown while I was munching on Garrett's Popcorns and sipping hot coffee. You can find many stores and malls, just shop for anything you need. The famous Oak street located at the gold coast is one-stop for peaceful buyers away from any chaos which can be seen in Magnificent Mile. Woodfield Mall is the largest shopping mall in the state of Illinois. It offered me everything I needed for the holidays. You can find many brands and food items to keep you busy.
6. Some Exceptionals
Sometimes, you can see people singing and performing on the road. There are many events throughout the year like Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival in summer, Thanksgiving parade in November, Christmas Celebration, Sports events, etc. Music in nigh-clubs is also loud and gets you moving.
I wonder if China Town is present in every country? In the China Town in Chicago, you can not only have Chinese food but also explore their vivid culture, visit the Chinese square, and the Buddist Temple. You can find age-old dried spices, china-ware, Chinese calendars, and cute toys for reasonable prices.
Have you been to any of the china towns in your country? If yes, then you know what I am talking about. If not yet visited, do a search in your country.