Places To See In Chicago, The Windy City

I’m always looking for a big metropolitan city to travel to and see the bright lights and get that fast-paced hustle and bustle feel. For that reason, I chose the third largest metropolitan area in the United States…Chicago. This Windy City blew me away with all of the unique pieces of art and cool places to visit.  I was fortunate enough to have my cousin as my tour guide and partner in crime in exploring the city and got to see lots of different attractions. 

The first place that she insisted on me trying was White Castle. Aside from having watched Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle I didn’t really know much about the fast food restaurant but was excited to try it after all the hype. It’s actually really tasty and I think we ended up going twice!  When going into the city I was determined to do as many things as I possibly could in short period of time. We started our journey in Chicago’s China Town. With breathtaking architecture and an abundance of cultural attractions I always try to visit major cities China Town, and Chicago is definitely something to see. 

The next stop was to the 360 Chicago observation deck, located 1,000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building. It offers breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan as you can see in the pictures here in the post. After that, we headed to Navy Pier to get on the Ferris wheel which also offers another amazing view of the city as well and is great for families visiting downtown Chicago. 

Millennium Park is located in downtown Chicago and is where Cloud Gate aka “The Bean” is located. This was one of my favorite attractions because of its mirror-like reflection and unique shape, giving it its charm and character in the middle of a big city. It’s also close to many of the major attractions including great shopping, and restaurants.  This area of the city is a convenient place to start and venture out on to other areas and attractions close by.

Last and maybe the least was my experience with the food. For some reason, I was determined to try everyone I mean every deep dish pizza Chicago has to offer since that’s what they’re known for. WARNING! That is not a very good idea and I do not recommend doing what I did because I got really really sick and missed my flight back to San Antonio, which was the last flight of the night, so I ended up having to get a hotel near the airport. Needless to say that, I was not in a good place after eating about 2-3 mini deep dish pizzas. I will need to go back to see what kind of other delicious eats Chicago has to offer, so until then Chicago. 


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