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3 Reasons Chicago is a Travel Destination for All

April 15 2015


Chicago is the hometown of greats like Walt Disney and Barack Obama. The birthplace of deep pan pizzas and the Playboy magazine, Chicago is iconic in American culture and a city you must visit to mesmerize your senses. A mix of history, diverse cultures and modernization makes Chicago the most visited city in the Midwest. Foodies, art aficionados, music enthusiasts and keen tourists are all treated to a variety of sights, sounds and tastes.

1.Art and History

Entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago

Entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago is home to the Art Institute of Chicago, which features the largest collection of 19th century French paintings making it the most reputed art institute and museum. It is a playing field for innumerable artists; their creations can be seen in famous museums and art galleries in the city. Nature lovers can frolic with butterflies at the Notebaert Nature Museum or adore aquatic wildlife at the Shedd Aquarium. For the precise few, Chicago has museums displaying exhibits from every possible field.
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- National Vietnam Art Museum
- Chicago History Museum
- National Museum of Mexican Art
- Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago is dotted with flamboyant art classics like Monet’s Water Lilies, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, and Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. If you are a music connoisseur you can schedule your travel to visit the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Blues Festival which takes place every summer.


Chicago's skyline

Chicago's skyline

Chicago's architecture can be described in one word: awesome. It is home to some of the first modern skyscrapers and has four of the country's ten tallest buildings. You should visit the marvels wrought out of metal and glass in Chicago - Downtown Loop, Magical Mile and River North. Here are some of the buildings you should check out in Chicago.
- Willis Tower (233 S. Wacker Dr.)
- Rookery Building (209m S. LaSalle St.)
- John Hancock Center (875 N. Michigan Ave.)
- Tribune Tower (435 N. Michigan Ave.)
- Historic Water Tower (806 N. Michigan Ave.)

One can admire the architecture by opting for the 90-minute Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise which takes you to have the city’s best views. The adventurers can go for water taxis and enjoy the panoramic beauty of the city.

Chicago is known for its iconic two-flat apartment building which is an amalgamation of a single home and an apartment building. It is one of those cities in the world where you can find a wide range of ethnicities thriving together making it a melting pot of the world’s cultures.


Pan pizzas were invented in Chicago

Pan pizzas were invented in Chicago

Around 4700 restaurants offer every cuisine imaginable, making Chicago a heaven on Earth for foodies. Grab an exquisite meal at one of the fine dining restaurants or devour the innovative snacks served from a food van. Vegetarians can visit the quirky 'Pick me up Cafe for veggie delights and vegan food. Head over to the following restaurants when you're in Chicago and your tummy starts rumbling.
- Telegraph Wine Bar
- Yusho (Japanese)
- Au Cheval (Feel-good food)
- Demera's (Ethiopian food)
- Grace's (Fine Dining)

Chicago has some of the best breweries that include Goose Island, Revolution and Lagunitas all offering special tours and taprooms to check out.

Enjoy Chicago but stay safe with Travel Insurance

Chicago is a crowded and large metropolitan city that experiences extreme weather from time to time. Long duration holidays always have an increased chance of an untoward incident. A lost passport or a misplaced baggage can seriously hamper your travel plan. We advise you to insure your travels and protect yourself from the costs arising from common mishaps, general sickness or even hospitalization.

Get more details about online travel insurance plans at ICICI Lombard.

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