The Royal Tour
Chicago, Illinois has, outside of New York, the most extensive urban core in the US. This is where the skyscraper was invented, and this is where the art has been perfected, with beautiful and interesting buildings everywhere you look.
The Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, is the tallest building in the skyline. The prior slide's photo was from the top of the Hancock Tower, at the other end of downtown.
The best way to explore downtown is on an architectural boat tour, where you'll get a narrated guide to the different styles of Chicago's iconic buildings.
Millennium Park is the home of Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean," the most popular setting for Instagrammers finding unique angles in its mirrored surface.
Hop on Chicago's iconic elevated train (the El) to see other parts of the city. In this photo, the tracks are above the traffic on the street.
Even if you aren't a baseball fan, it is worth visiting Wrigley Field, constructed in 1914. It has had this name since 1926.
Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza. It is less a pizza and more a casserole in a crust, but oh so delicious. This one is from Giordano's.
Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world, much less the United States. Be sure to click on the link below to read all of my recommendations of what to see, eat, and do in this amazing place!