Explore the unofficial capital of the Midwest
By day, Millennium Park and Lincoln Zoo are tourism staples, as is eating a deep-dish pizza and exercising your credit card on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's premier shopping strip. For a little bit of a culture change, check out Little Ukraine for some Eastern European bites, or the Puerto Rican Quarter for some salsa and vibrant street art.
By night, the underground, jazz-fuelled vibe of prohibition era Chicago still runs rampant through the city, filling the city with velvety soul and just enough razzle dazzle to brighten even the darkest of alleys. Chicago nightlife is a force to be reckoned with – there's no shortage of hotspots to suit every taste, particularly in Wicker Park and Bucktown. The morning after can be spent lazing at one of the street-side cafes and wandering through one of the world-class museums or galleries. You might even be able to catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field if they're in town.
Chicago certainly is a city of contrasts – ever-changing, expanding and merging – to offer visitors and locals alike something new and different every minute. Anything is possible in Chicago!