Stunning must-do things to do in Chicago
Chicago, we have all heard of this American city. Many TV series take place in this incredible city. When you want to visit Chicago, you imagine the city imprisoned under the snow, caught in gusts of icy wind. After the terrible fire that devastated a very large part of the city at the beginning of the 20th century, Chicago recovered and it was with it that the first skyscrapers were born. Today, Chicago is quite simply the 3rd largest city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. This city attracts as much for its cultural, intellectual, and economic diversity as for its architecture, museums, restaurants, and unique atmosphere.
It is one of the most ambitious projects of the city of Chicago: indeed, these are two twin towers recognizable by their shape of cob. It is a huge residential and office complex that houses all possible services, so residents no longer need to leave the building. Note that the first 19 floors of these towers are exclusively reserved for car parks!
Willis Tower (Skydeck Chicago)
Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this 442-meter high tower with 110 stories cannot leave you indifferent: it was the nation's tallest building for 40 years until it was overtaken in 2013 by the One World Trade Center in New York. Thrill-seekers may wish to scale the building's glass balconies, which protrude slightly from the structure. Imagine you are prepared to enter the emptiness. What an adrenaline rush!
John Hancock Observatory (360 Chicago)
One of the best spots in Chicago to see the city from above, as well as Lake Michigan overhanging 310 meters. According to the Chicago Tribune newspaper, the Observatory offers the best view possible. Do not hesitate to take advantage of the multimedia visit to understand and discover secrets about Chicago. 360 Chicago is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (last admission at 10:30 p.m.).
There is a visit that you cannot avoid when you arrive in Chicago, it is that of the famous train which circulates through the city. In fact, the Loop is a train track structure often seen in movies and this train is a real source of pride for locals. The best thing to do is to take the train in the opposite direction to its classic visit to benefit from a few minutes of walking on these tracks which take place at the height of the 1st floor of the buildings.
The Donut Vault
For sugar lovers and especially donut lovers, there is a place not to be missed in Chicago. It is the Donut Vault. You should know that the amazing queue is not a legend and is part of the experience of this shop. The flavors of the week are announced on their website for connoisseurs. Attention: it is advisable to arrive very early because there is only one batch and when it is finished, the shop closes. All you have to do is come back the next day.
The Magnificent Mile
It is a shopping paradise, you will find everything you need and even the superfluous. This gigantic avenue extends over 1.5 km, hence its name. If possible, come see the tulips that bloom by the hundreds in the spring along North Michigan Avenue.
This pier was designed during the 1st World War, it was initially a 914 m long quay. It was used as a training center for the US Navy. Today it is one of Chicago's main attractions, an entertainment center but also an exhibition center.
This park is located in the heart of Chicago. However, it was designed for the start of the 2nd millennium and hosts concerts and family activities. Moreover, a point of greenery, it is a small paradise in the middle of all this geometric architecture. Ideal for a romantic dinner in the middle of summer or ice skating in winter. Also, it is in this park that we find the famous emblematic monument of the city of Chicago: the Cloud Gate (the "Cloud Gate" or, as it is nicknamed, the bean, the "bean").
A stroll on the Riverwalk allows you to admire its many weighbridges and buildings with unique architecture. This promenade is part of the Loop, the historic center of Chicago, which is also its business district. It is delimited by an aerial metro which makes public transport as useful as it is pleasant!
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