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Chicago: A.K.A. ‘The Windy City’, aptly named for the constant breezes coming off Lake Michigan, especially the winter variety, is a place rich in history, the subject of song ( opera house ) and theatre, as well as being another world class 24/7 city that is a quick (and inexpensive out of Buffalo, NY) flight away.
For those looking to find the best designer shops ever, look no further than the Magnificent Mile – a great place to spend a few days and a few bucks shopping on Michigan Ave.
For the sports fan, Chicago is home to some great professional sports teams. There is always something sports related that can be part of a visit to Chicago. You could catch a Bulls basketball game, a Bears football game, a Blackhawks hockey game, or one of the 2 professional baseball teams White Sox or Cubs. You could also experience the Chicago Sports Museum or Harry Caray’s (my personal favorite) to appreciate this city’s sports legacy.
After a day of shopping and/or spectator sports, and/or lake front enjoyment, take time to relax in any one of the Irish pubs or Whisky bars located in the busy downtown core. A must do on the bar scene is Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar. This is a great place to sling your arm around the guy beside you and have a giant night of sing-along to classic tunes that just everyone knows the words to – or they just sing like they do -so much fun!
Don’t forget about all the other must see/must do tourist things like riding to the top of the John Hancock Building, the Architectural Cruise, Navy Pier or Millinnium Park and so much more. Another incredible aspect of Chicago is how easy it is to get around to all these places riding the hop-on hop-off trolleys.
The best way to get to know Chicago is to just blow around in the Windy City to see and live it for yourself.