Our kind of town, Chicago, is.
Though it’s been dubbed as the Second City, Chicago, Illinois, some could argue that Chicago is the greatest city in the world. Located right on Lake Michigan, the Windy City’s landscaping and architecture is some of the most unique around. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago was rebuilt from the ground up into a central hub for architecture, museums, universities, entertainment, food, and is well-known for its diverse neighborhoods. After the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago became a destination worldwide and became so much more than the city that links east to west. Chicago’s skyline is one of the most beautiful in the world, as its sweeping line is punctuated by some of the world’s most famous buildings, like the John Hancock, and the Willis Tower, though locals still call it by its former name, the Sears Tower. This metropolitan city is home to the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and so many more. Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” enthuses visitors from all around and marks the location of Chicago’s Millennium Park, right in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. Navy Pier is a historic and entertainment filled destination, bustling with shops, restaurants, Chicago’s famous Ferris wheel, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Many visitors and residents visit the pier to take a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Michigan, or even up the Chicago River to be awed by its architecture and history. Chicago has also been dubbed “restaurant city” and has attracted chefs all over the world to call this city home. Chicago is more than just its famous deep-dish pizza and satisfies culinary lovers to its incredible restaurant offerings. The West Loop is a hub for these culinary masters, but you can find great food everywhere you go. Chicago is famous for its sports teams. The Northside is hailed by the Chicago Cubs, while the Southside has the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks are cheered on by all. Chicago is also famous for its entertainment. Chicago has one of the best theatre scenes in the world and is home to the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres. Chicago is also a huge hub of improv and stand-up, most notably iO and The Second City, but Chicago is best at its music. Music festivals are held all year round, most notably Lollapalooza, but music is played every single night in this amazing city. Chicago is home of the blues, gospel, and jazz. You can find great music everywhere you go, whether it be The Green Mill, Kingston Mines, or Howl At The Moon, you’ll be dancing and singing all night long.