Chicago City Travel Guide

Chicago City Travel Guide

Chicago looks great from every angle, whether you’re exploring the city’s astonishing architecture during a guided tour (on foot or aboard a Chicago River boat, lakeshore cruise or sightseeing bus) or you’re enjoying the birds-eye view from the 103rd floor Sears Tower Skydeck and the 94th floor Hancock Observatory.

The city’s 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world’s most walkable and beautiful cities.

Chicago is often called a friendly city — and you’ll agree when you accept the city’s warm invitation to sample such free attractions as Lincoln Park Zoo, home to more than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds. Enjoy the peaceful gardens under glass at Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Conservatory, or take in one of the free performances at Navy Pier.

To make sure you don’t miss out on anything the city has to offer, make your very first stop the Chicago Cultural Center – Chicago’s Architectural Showplace for the Lively and Visual Arts and the city’s official Visitor Center.

No matter what genre you favor — pop, rap, hip hop, bluegrass, Celtic, R&B, electronica, gospel, soul, or salsa — you’ll find it in this city that loves music. And if the music makes you feel like you just can’t sit still, step out at one of the city’s sizzling dance clubs.

Follow the sounds of laughter to one of Chicago’s outstanding comedy clubs. Modern improv was born in Chicago. Today the celebrated The Second City, which has produced comic greats since 1959, and ComedySportz deliver the fastest, funniest, and smartest improv you’ll ever witness.

Gene & Georgetti is Chicagoland’s oldest and finest steakhouse. It is a Chicago landmark since 1941. Featuring prime aged steaks, chops, chicken vesuvio, Italian specialties and fresh seafood.

Maggiano’s Little Italy is a classic recreation of a New York city pre-war “Little Italy” dinner house. Grand platters of pasta, chicken, veal, prime steaks, and fresh fish, with family-style dining available. Private banquet space is available, with rooms boasting rick oak paneling, gleaming hardwood floors and crystal chandeliers.

Morton’s the Steakhouse with its signature menu, club-like atmosphere and legendary hospitality, Morton’s continues to set the standard, serving USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce and elegant desserts

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