As you begin your experience in the Windy City, you will want to make a stop at the Navy Pier in the Near North Side area of Chicago. Built in 1916 and once boasting the title of the largest pier in existence, the Navy Pier puts shopping, sight seeing and dining all at your feet in a unique setting, making this area one of the most popular attractions in the Midwest. You can experience the fresh air coming from Lake Michigan while sitting atop the Ferris wheel, taking in the historical city and all it has to share, or enjoy a stroll down the pier while tasting some of the food offerings available at one of the many eateries along the way.
Shopping stops at the Navy Pier include Life In The Windy City, a great place to pick up a souvenir or two for your friends or family, while Chicago Sports has anything you would need to show your support for your favorite local sports team.
You will find few cities in the world with as strong a reputation for delicious pizza as you will discover in Chicago. Your taste buds will come alive with each bite of a thick slice from one of the classic deep dish locations such as Pequod's Pizza or Lou Malnati's. The Italian tradition runs deep in the city's veins, and you will experience this rich culture as you explore the many local dining spots, whether you find yourself with a deep dish pizza pie or a plate of spaghetti and a glass of aged red wine.
If you are craving a bit of Midwestern style barbecue, you will find no place more satisfying than Smoque in Irving Park. Known for their tantalizing racks of ribs and other barbecue meals, Smoque will not let you down in your hunt for a great meal at a good price and interesting atmosphere.
Another must-see location for you and yours is the Willis Tower. It stands at an impressive 1,451 feet and boasts 108 floors of commercial space. Price for admission for an adult is $22.00, and this allows you to visit the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the building. The picture opportunities you will have are some of the best you will ever find, hands down, and you will remember this awesome spot for years to come.
If you are an art lover, you cannot miss the Art Institute, a fine art museum in Grant Park. Open from 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM (8:00 on Thursdays) and costing a General Admission fee of $25, this spot is one you will treasure. Whether you are a fan of classic painters like Vincent Van Gogh or more contemporary art of Andy Warhol, the Art Institute will have what you are seeking.
If the weather is nice and you wish for a walk in a famous city park, you will enjoy Lincoln Park, a large park that sits in the North Side of the city and is home to multiple sports areas, a golf course, a zoo, many gardens and multiple museums. There is no cost for you to simply visit this wonderful area, and you will not regret stretching your legs while taking in one of the most historic parts of the city.
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