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Are you ready to experience a city so great, it's the inspiration behind some of the best novels, plays and movies? Whether you call it Chi-town, Windy City or the Second City, Chicago is home to one of the most beautiful skylines in the United States.
Chicago is a city of world-class status and unsurpassed beauty, drawing visitors from around the world. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago has a population of more than 2.7 million people and is the host city to world championship sports teams, an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, award-winning theatre and more.
From world famous museums and lakefront parks to diverse neighbourhoods, Chicago offers a wide range of attractions. Start with the Chicago Cultural Center, which offers more than 600 free art programs each year and serves as one of the best places to learn about Chicago's history.
When it comes to architecture, Chicago is the birthplace of the modern building. From historic landmarks to contemporary masterpieces, Chicago boasts unique and innovative designs that continue to influence the architectural world today.
Chicago is also world renowned for its collection of museums. Explore a variety of subjects, including modern art, African American culture, astronomy, natural history and much more. Some museums offer free admission and many others have weekly free days. Visitors bureaus scattered around the city are great resources to help you find the best deals.
No trip to Chicago is complete without experiencing its most recognized cuisine: the deep-dish pizza. It is truly an adventure in cheese and tomato sauce with pizzerias all over the city boasting the best pies in Chicago. If you're looking for something different, Chicago has thousands of restaurants serving a medley of culinary delights to suit every taste, every budget and every mood.
Because no trip to Chicago is complete without a little shopping, head down to the centre of the Loop and you'll soon discover exactly why it's called the Magnificent Mile. Along Michigan Avenue are hundreds of designer retail stores, shops and boutiques presenting some of the best finds from around the world.
No matter how you get around - by foot, bus, bike or boat, on the land, lake or river - you can tour all of Chicago, from its famous landmarks to its world-renowned cultural institutions and attractions. A great destination is waiting to be explored.
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