After crisscrossing around Columbus in Ohio and Niles and Benton Harbor of Michigan I stopped by Chicago for 2 days before heading to Seattle. Arrived to great weather, it was lovely and warm which allowed for exploring on foot. Beautiful lakefront on lake Michigan offering up some stunning views of Chicago’s majestic skyline. Chicago’s Beach front is great for people watching while locals pass by on bicycles(which tourist can also rent on many stands – think NY Citi bikes or London’s Boris/Barclays bikes), roller blades and some just lazily strolling by enjoying the weather and scenery.
I stayed in what is referred to as the Magnificent Mile or Mag Mile which gave me easy access to the lively and buzzing city. A premier shopping destination and a prestigious section of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Venturing to the pier for the views, the lakefront beach, Millennium park and Buckingham fountain. For more on places to visit while exploring Chicago, check out Jet Setting Spirit’s Chicago city guide.
My time was short in Chicago but I managed to also take in the Chicago’s lakefront walk. I enjoyed Chicago. There is so much to see and do in the city. Its a shame I only had a short time in Chicago but would love to come back and explore more of the city as well as check out the views from the Sear’s (Willis Tower). For tips on where to get the best views of Chicago, check out My Tickle Feet’s post in addition to this extensive Chicago guide. Below some of my pictures of Chicago before I flew to Seattle.
|The queue for free food celebrating a restaurant’s anniversary.|
|These were littered outside Navy Pier with lots of different designs. This was one of my favourites.|
|Lovely hair style!|
|Great Chicago Fire Hydrant Public Exhibition – See more of these at outside Chicago Navy Pier park|
|Having fun in the park..|
|Watching the Sun go down on Chicago… time to move on to Seattle…|
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