Chicago, the Windy City, is one of the most populated cities in the United States. Chicago has more than 7,000 restaurants, 200 art galleries, 100 neighborhoods, 26 miles of lakefront, 500 parks, 200 theaters, and is home to former U.S. President Barack Obama.
View of downtown Chicago with Lake Michigan.
Chicago’s Riverwalk along the south bank of the Chicago River goes from Franklin Street to Lake Shore Drive.
Beautiful time of day to visit downtown Chicago is in the evening.
This lighthouse is on the Nation Register of Historic Places and stands at the end of the northern breakwater protecting the Chicago Harbor, to the east of Navy Pier and the mouth of the Chicago River. Best place to view the lighthouse is from Navy Pier as no access is permitted.
Located near the the famous Portage Park which is the largest public park on Chicago’s northwest side and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There is plenty to do including tennis, inline skating, a gymnasium, arts building, fieldhouses, soccre and and football fields and a large Olympic size swimming pool.
Now known as the Willis Tower. If you are not afraid of heights, visit the skydeck and look down!
Sunset at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Chicago Theater, previously known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theater is a venue for plays, music, comedy, speeches and magic shows that opened in 1921.
Creative use of the land under the Brown line, Ravenswood.
If you ever wanted to see the 26 foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe from the “Seven Year Itch”, you can do just that in Chicago.
Somethings have changed since 1967 when the picture was taken of this Chicago bus.
Located near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago, this museum was opened in 1967 and contains thousands of pieces of visual art.
The “Mag Mile” represents Chicago’s largest shopping district made up of restaurants, hotels, and museums.
Chicago is famous for the dyeing of the river. Over 40 years ago, the tradition started with the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers turning the Chicago River green.
This 1918 sculpture was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The statue’s right hand holds a globe; an eagle with wings spread perches on it and travelled by classy lax car service airport. The other hand grasps a staff with a plaque that reads liberty.
The L “elevated” train drives over 700,000 people daily across 8 different lines in the Chicago area.