‘Merica Wednesday 03: Chicago, IL

Hey my lovelies! The third installment of ‘Merica Wednesdays is all about Chicago! Yes Chi-Town, Chiraq, Chicagoland… One of the best places in the world. So without any more interruption here is Chicago. No passport, no visa.

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Officialy known as the City of Chicago, this windy city is the third most populated in the USA and the most populated in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is known around the world as an authority on telecommunications, industry, finance, and transportation: with O’Hare International Airport taking the title as the second busiest in the world in regards to air traffic. Chicago also holds the title of having one of the world’s most diversified economy and workforce. Last year Chi-Town claimed it’s title as one of the most visited US cities with over 54 million domestic and international visitors. The Windy Cities culture has strong ties in performance with theater, film, visual arts, comedy, and music. In addition to an abundance of professional sporting teams Chicago is also home to a number of prestigious colleges and universities.

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When visiting Chicago the first thing you will probably notice is its simple layout. The city is divided into three large divisions: The Loop, The North Side, South Side, and West Side each with their own subdivisions. A few of the Windy Cities famous public artwork include Chagall’s Four Seasons, Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate, Burham and Bennett’s Buckingham Fountain, the Chicago Picasso, and Plensa’s Crown Fountain.

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The waterfront nightlife has attracted millions to the wonders of Chicago. From Roger’s Park in Northside Chicago to South Shore Chicago a third of it’s residents have convened for waterfront residence. Hugging the waterfront numerous culturally diverse neighborhoods can be found including Little Seoul, Paseo Boricua, Greek Town, Little Italy, Little Vietnam, Polish Patches, Pilsen, a Desi area, and Chinatown. In addition to the booming nightlife highlighted by Chicago’s cultural diversity some other interesting things in Chicago can be found in the many neighborhoods and boroughs of Chicago. In Lincoln Park a popular zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory can be found.

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Chicago has something for everybody. If classic architecture, stunning cityscapes, cutting edge universities, and an expansive nightlife isn’t for you then you’re sure to find your dream getaway in Chicago’s music and theatre as well as their popular sporting teams and clubs. Known internationally as a great place for the performing arts theatres such as the Bank of America Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as well as many others. The Chicago Symphony also takes it’s place annually as one of the best orchestras and orchestral performances in the world. If you are drawn to music outside of the performing arts then Chicago’s famous live music scene and legendary jazz and blues venues will definitely sate your appetite. Finally, whenever talking about Chicago the elephant in the room is always their sporting teams. With some of the most famous and well know sporting teams in the world Chicago is a great place to appreciate athletics. Take a trip to Wrigley Field to appreciate the Chicago Cubs or to the Guaranteed Rate Field in South Side Chicago for the White Sox.

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The appeal of Chicago can be appreciated by anyone. From the architecture, to the cuisine, to live entertainment Chicago is a perfect weekend getaway or drawn out vacation for anyone. With median priced expenses and four star hotels starting at $99 a night Chicago is also a cost effective trip for even the most frugal spenders. If you are the least bit intrigued by the enchanting wonders of Chicago don’t wait to find the answers to your questions. Book a flight or fuel up your tank and journey to the windy city, Chi-Town won’t disappoint you.

 

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