North America

Chicago

The Windy City is always has a lot to offer, from the best in dining, architecture and art. Chicago, here we come.

Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.  A city of neighborhoods, Chicago is  unique and no matter where you go, each part has its own draw: the buzzing Loop downtown and upscale River North, artsy Wicker Park, scholarly Hyde Park, and flamboyant Boystown. Add to that some of the world’s best architecture and museums, a thriving music and dining scene, and its multi-cultural make-up, and you’ll see why for many, the Windy City is a favorite.

Stay

Freehand Chicago, Hotel Palomar, Virgin Hotel, The James, Soho House Chicago, The Langham, The Robey

Eat

Ada Street, Atwood, Avec, Balena, Blackbird, Gilt Bar, Girl & the Goat….honestly, this is a BIG food town. There are far too many places to eat, so visit Eaters essential 38 list! Also, there are 68 breweries within city limits, so if you are a beer fan, this is your place.

See

The Art Institute of Chicago, Second City, Museum of contemporary art, the Museum of Science and Industry (the only building left from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition), Cub’s (baseball) game!

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.