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Monday, January 7, 2013

Guest Post: Five Reasons to Visit Chicago

This is a guest post by Rachel Hurley


Five Reasons to Visit Chicago

If you’re looking for action and adventure, amazing eats, incredible attractions and cool culture, you’ll find it all in Chicago! Famous for the distinctive style of Blues that developed here more than 100 years ago, Chicago really is a city with soul, where you’ll find something new to experience around every corner.

If you’re planning a trip to the US, then take a look at these five great reasons why the Windy City should be first on your list of places to visit.

Retail Therapy

Whether you love bagging a bargain or getting your hands on the latest designer threads, you can find all the shopping experiences you could possibly wish for in Chicago. Choose from a huge range of independent boutiques, designer stores, outlets and malls and shop till you drop! Don’t miss a stroll down Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile where you’ll find all of the USA’s most famous stores including Tiffany’s, Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue.

City of Culture

Chicago is famous for its rich culture incorporating everything from down home blues to classical ballet. With a buzzing bar and night club scene and plenty of theatres and live music venues to enjoy, you’ll never be stuck for entertainment. If you love to dance then make sure you spend an evening at Blue Chicago blues bar where you can listen to great music and dance the night away on the enormous dance floor.

Eating Out

Chicago’s international population means there’s all types of cuisine to enjoy, from classic American fair to the more exotic and adventurous. Pay a visit in the run up to Independence Day and you can enjoy the world famous Taste of Chicago food festival. You’ll find plenty of high end restaurants in the centre of town but to get a sense of the real Chicago, travel to the local neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Little Italy to eat great food in an informal atmosphere.

Get Active

The stunning Lake Michigan is the jewel in Chicago’s crown. There’s fun for all the family on Navy Pier where you’ll find a whole host of vintage amusements that no one can fail to enjoy. Or, if you fancy blowing away the cobwebs then book an activity like canoeing, cruising or windsurfing on the lake.


See the Sights

There’s a plethora of great sights and attractions to choose from in Chicago. Culture vultures will adore the huge collection of impressionist artworks on view at The Art Institute of Chicago whilst kids of all ages will have fun with the interactive exhibits at Alder Planetarium. For a totally unmissable experience travel 1,353 feet up to the Skydeck at Sears Tower where you can enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of this exciting city.

The Windy City really does offer everything you could want from a great holiday, so make sure you experience the excitement of the USA’s most soulful city and plan your trip to Chicago today.

Author Biography 
This article was written by Rachel Hurley who writes for AreaVibes. The company that specialises in finding the Liveability score of your address, zip code, neighbourhood or city.

4 comments:

  1. Love Chicago! Here are some of the things I have done while in the city. http://happyhoyt.blogspot.com/search/label/Chicago

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  2. Thanks! I remember your post on Publican Quality Meats so vividly! Yum to the Bloody Mary and Nutella!

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  4. nice information.i like it.i will be traveling next month.thank for sharing

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