Chicago on Lake Michigan lies in the state of Illinois in the USA. Known as the windy city, it attracts a wide variety of visitors. Couples and families can all find plenty to do and see and their holiday can be as relaxed or as active as they wish. The climate has four distinct seasons with hot and sometimes humid summers, cold winters, wet springs and pleasant autumns that are neither too hot, cold nor wet! Chicago is the country's third largest city and its towering skyscrapers make an impressive sight. For the best views, take a boat trip on the lake. If you go to Navy Pier as most visitors do, take a ride on the huge Ferris wheel for a panoramic view. Those with a head for heights should go to the Willis Tower which stands at thirteen hundred feet and step out onto the clear glass box known as The Ledge for a rather terrifying bird's eye view of the city.
With a cheap Chicago city break you can enjoy a diverse range of activities which may be cultural or sporting, relaxing or energetic. One thing is sure, you'll never be bored. The aforementioned Navy Pier and Pier Park is one of the major attractions as this fifty acre area has a variety of museums, an Imax theatre, shops and restaurants. Summertime brings dinner cruises from the pier and fireworks each Wednesday and Saturday. If you are interested in the architecture of the city a guided tour is advised. These can be on foot, by bus or by boat. There are plenty of open spaces in the city where you can relax in the sun.
Hotel accommodation in America is known for its high standards and reasonable prices and Chicago is no exception. You'll find service is very good but it does come with a price tag. Tipping is an essential part of US culture, possibly stemming from low wages in the service sector, and covers a far wider range of services than in the UK. The rule seems to be that if you are provided with a service of any kind, tip. As you'd expect in a city of this size. There are restaurants serving food from the four corners of the world. You'll find everything from cordon bleu to fast foods satisfying all tastes and budgets. Chicago is renowned for its music scene. If Blues and Jazz are your passion, you'll be delighted by the choice of venues and the quality of the acts. Shoppers may be overwhelmed by the range and number of retail opportunities. Remember you have a finite luggage allowance and excess baggage does not come cheaply.
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