She is heartwarming as a soft gentle breeze; she soothes your soul like Mama’s chicken noodle soup. In 1837, she became a city; Chicago is her name, the third largest city in the United States. Chicago rests on 237 square miles of land along the border of Lake Michigan. If you are searching for adventure, cultural events, and festivals Chicago is the place to be. Nicknamed the Windy City, the city with big Shoulders the late singer Frank Sinatra best describes Chicago in one of his songs, as his kind of town. Chicago’s summers are magnificent on a hot sultry summer night nothing is better than walking along 15 miles of beaches, the lakefront, or strolling thru Grant Park, pausing in front of Buckingham fountain while the cool breeze from the lake and the mist from the lighted fountain can cool the body off.
Taste of Chicago festival is probably of Chicago’s great cultural events it is often imitated but never duplicated this event have tremendous assortment of culinary delights also located in Grant Park the ten-day lakefront festival runs June 25 – July 4th food choices range from ethnic to exotic to Chicago specialties. Millions of people local and nationwide attend this event. Enjoy 319 acres of food from fried alligator tails to fried zucchini during the day grab some food be sure to bring a blanket cause as the sun sets relax enjoy a free concerts that fit your musical genre even fireworks. Let your nose be your guide. Other attractions on the lakefront includes the Art Institute it has one of the largest most extensive collections of impressionist and post-impressionist painting in the world, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Natural history, Navy Pier is home to the 15-story Ferris it was model after the 1893, Ferris wheel when Chicago hosted the World Fair.
If adventure is what you looking for take a tour along the Chicago River or the Willis Tower formerly known as the Sears Tower. The Chicago River tour guides will explain the modern architectural design along the riverfront but be careful it had been reported that a few years ago a popular rock band bus paused along a bridge to empty it human waste into the river it missed the river landed on the tourist below. What a stinker. The Willis tower located 233 S. Wacker Dr. provides tourist the view from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis/Sears Tower is amazing! On a clear day, you can see 40-50 miles the city of Chicago and its beautiful architecture, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin.
For your enjoyment on the way up, the elevators are equipped with 50-inch flat screen monitors that make you feel like you're blasting off through the top of the Willis Tower and into space, their elevator are among the fastest operating as fast as 1,600 feet per minute. The Skydeck also has high-tech, high-powered telescopes for a closer look at the city. The newest addition to the Skydeck is the Sky Ledge. The Sky Ledge allows you to step out into a “glass box” to take in an unobstructed...