With large skyscrapers nestled against the green waters of Lake Michigan, Chicago is surely one of the most beautiful urban areas not only in the U.S., but also in the world. And while the sights are spectacular (especially if you’re viewing the city from Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) or the John Hancock Center), Chi-Town also offers its own culture that sets it apart from other cities within the United States.
Chicago cuisine, without a doubt, is unique. Prominent pizzerias within the city are known for serving Chicago-style deep dish while other foods the city is famous for include Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs (the latter of which is great for eating while catching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field).
Aside from the Cubs, the area is home to other professional sports franchises, including the White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and Chicago Blackhawks (NHL). If you’re an avid sports fan, it’s highly recommended that you catch a game while you’re in town.
In 1893, Chicago’s World’s Fair set the stage for what’s currently the city’s famous Museum Campus – with the former site of the Palace of Fine Arts today serving as home to the Museum of Science and Industry. Other museums in the area include the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. Meanwhile, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the leading museums of its kind in the world – featuring famous paintings from artists like van Gogh, Seurat, Degas, Picasso, Monet, and many others. Outside the museum is Cloud Gate, the famous sculpture by Anish Kapoor which is today known to many as “the bean.”
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