Be blown away by the Windy City
Steely skyscrapers designed by world-famous architects, a leafy lakefront area and one of the country’s most vibrant music scenes combine to make Chicago a thrilling place to visit. The Windy City is packed with top-flight theatres and museums, not to mention a slew of tempting eateries. Eye-popping public art dots the streets and there’s prime shopping to enjoy.
Take in views of four states from 1,000 feet up at 360 Chicago and ride the ‘L’ elevated transit system. Pose for a selfie by the Bean, a mirrored sculpture in Millennium Park, grab a juicy Italian beef sandwich from Al’s Beef, then shop the retail paradise that is the Magnificent Mile. Walk along the Chicago River, cruise Lake Michigan or cycle the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, taking in Navy Pier, with its Ferris wheel, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Buckingham Fountain.
In summer, head to Montrose Beach for dunes, birding trails and live music at the Dock. Follow the cool kids to the Empty Bottle, a dive bar in the Ukrainian Village where the likes of Arcade Fire and the White Stripes cut their teeth, while comedy royalty have honed their improv skills at the legendary Second City. Book your flights to Chicago to experience all this and more.