Hear about journey to Chicago, Illinois because the Beginner Traveler talks to Francesca Mazurkiewicz from theworkingmomstravels.com about her hometown of Chicago.
Francesca says of Chicago, “I used to be born and raised in Chicago. You consider American huge cities and the primary one which involves thoughts is New York. Why do individuals love New York? It’s huge. There’s at all times one thing occurring, the neighborhoods, the historical past. Chicago is way the identical method. Why ought to individuals come right here? It’s smaller than New York. It’s most likely a bit extra reasonably priced. There are such a lot of world-class sights and occasions that occur on this metropolis. It’s undoubtedly a melting pot of a metropolis. There may be lots to do in all seasons. It’s very vibrant and Chicagoans are a number of the most real individuals you’re ever going to fulfill.”
Francesca begins us with a number of the important websites downtown like going up in a few of its skyscrapers (within the metropolis the place they had been invented) just like the Willis Tower (previously the Sears Tower) and the Hancock Constructing. Then we get down on the river and take an architectural cruise.
We cruise the miracle mile with its fancy outlets after which hand around in a number of the nice parks alongside Lake Michigan like Millennium Park with its iconic “Bean” (Cloud Gate) sculpture the place we now have to cease for a selfie. Previous the parks is the Museum Campus with the Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Area Museum of Pure Historical past.
It’s also possible to discover Soldier Area down by the Museum Campus, though Francesca would favor to attend a Blackhawks hockey sport or a baseball sport with the Cubs at historic Wrigley Area.
However what Francesca actually desires us to see are a number of the lesser-known neighborhoods of Chicago like Little Italy (the place she grew up), Andersonville (a Swedish neighborhood), or Hyde Park. She provides us some strategies on eat our method via her outdated stomping grounds in Little Italy.
Whether or not you come for a competition like Lollapalooza or the Christkindlmarket at Christmas time otherwise you come for its world-class museums and parks, you will see a metropolis that could be nicknamed the “Second Metropolis” however is the primary within the hearts of many.
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Chicago Water Tower
American Lady Place
Maggie Daley Park
The Artwork Institute of Chicago
Terzo Piano on the Artwork Institute of Chicago
Area Museum of Pure Historical past
Chicago-style scorching canine
Ukrainian Village, Chicago
Hyde Park, Chicago
The Satan within the White Metropolis
Frederick C. Robie Home
Little Italy and College Village neighborhood information
Band of Bohemia
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