chicago why chicago should be your next travel destination

About Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is a very unique city that has a lot of history to it. When traveling to Chicago, you will not be disappointed or left with nothing to do. From sports, to food, to attractions, listed below are just some of the many reasons why your next vacation should be to the beautiful city of Chicago.

Food

The food in Chicago is greatly diverse. You can find anything from your normal foods, like hot dogs and pizzas, to potato flavored ice cream. Speaking of hot dogs and pizzas, one of the many great things about the city is the Chicago-style food. A Chicago-style hot dog consists of a 100%-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun. The Chicago-style pizza, although there are technically different types, is most commonly a delicious deep-dish pizza. You can also find food from different nationalities, making the experience truly one you won't find anywhere else. The large amounts of different types of food make the Windy City a must try for food lovers (so everyone!)

Image of a Chicago-Style Hot Dog
Tasty Chicago-Style Pizza

Sports

There is no other city in the world that is as passionate about it's sports than Chicago. It doesn't matter if it's baseball, basketball, football, or hockey, Chicago has extremely dedicated fans regardless of whether the team is in first or last place. The city also has an incredible history in sports. With 19 Championships in total from the Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, theses sports teams have given the city a lot to cheer about. Seeing a sports event in Chicago will leave you with great admiration for the atmosphere.

Chicago Bulls banners at the United Center
Chicago White Sox celebrate the 2005 World Series win with President George W. Bush
Chicago Cubs celebrating the 2016 World Series win
Chicago Bears huddle before game vs Denver Broncos at Solider Field
Banner raising for 2010 Stanley Cup champions, Chicago Blackhawks

attractions

When visiting Chicago, you have a great number of attractions that you can go and see. Like heights? The Willis Tower sky deck, which is 1,353 ft high, will be great for you. The sky deck will give you a breathtaking view of the city. Stuck between going shopping, going to a restaurant, or doing something else fun? Well, Navy Pier is the perfect place for you. With a 150 ft tall Ferris wheel, Centennial wheel, seemingly unlimited restaurants, and fun shops to shop at, Navy Pier is a must-visit.

Children looking down from Willis Tower sky deck
Navy Pier lit up at night

How do i plan

Of course, the obvious way to get to Chicago is to drive. But not everyone is in driving distance or is comfortable with it. If you're one of those people, then don't worry, O'Hare International Airport has got you covered. Not only is the airport created with beautiful architecture, it's also very convenient and makes it as easy as possible for you to have a safe and great time getting to and from and Chicago. The city also has an array of hotels to choose from. You can go to a cheap hotel, like Freehand Chicago, or bring out your inner-luxurious self and go to Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Hotels vary in price and location, making the trip to Chicago a very easy one.

View from above of luxurious Four Seasons Hotel
People navigating O'Hare Airport in Chicago

It doesn't matter if you're a travel lover or not, Chicago can be loved by anyone. The great city has so much to offer, and even more than talked about on this list. So the next time you're thinking about what fun event you should plan for, the Windy City should be your first thought.

Credits:

Created with images by tpsdave - "chicago illinois river" • James Cridland - "A Chicago Hot Dog" • Seabamirum - "Pizza, Chicago Style" • Nicole Yeary - "Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Banner Ceremony" • yapsnaps - "Sky Deck at Willis Tower" • Michel Curi - "Navy Pier Amusement Park" • romanboed - "Chicago: Castles in the Sky in the Morning Light" • kawanet - "O'Hare Airport, Chicago"

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