Welcome to Chicago
The stunning east side city of Chicago will draw you in and leave you craving an encore
Chicago is a super suave welcome to the East Coast of the States. As one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the US, experience the rich past and modern twists that make it such a treat for the 55 million people that visit every year.
You’ll first be captivated by Chicago’s award-winning skyline, featuring the towering John Hancock Center and the historic Wrigley Building. Closer to ground level, see your reflection at the Cloud Gate or ‘The Bean’ as the locals refer to this giant reflective sculpture on the edge of town.
Want to jazz things up a little? Chicago has over 225 live music venues for every taste, including a thriving jazz and blues scene. If you want a slightly bigger stage, there are five Tony award-winning theatres in Chicago for you to be mesmerised by. Or, if you prefer performances of a more sporting variety, Chicago is the hometown for world-famous franchises such as the Chicago Bulls basketball and the Chicago Cubs baseball teams.
For a city with such impressive architecture, there’s also a number of refreshing ways to unwind. Chicago has over 41 kilometres of lakefront and sand. For a cool beverage, try Montrose Beach. For a spot of volleyball you should hit up North Avenue Beach. If you just want somewhere to let the kids loose, visit 31st Street Beach. That’s not even counting Chicago’s 500 gardens and parks.
When you’re hungry, know that there are over 5,000 food joints to choose from. That’s everything from Michelin star restaurants to Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza. You’ll even find over 60 craft breweries to hop along to.
Just make sure you don’t pass up Navy Pier – a bustling hive of everything that’s magical about Chicago. Fill your belly, buckle up for the rides or enjoy a casual stroll. It’s all at your doorstep.