Places to Visit in Chicago

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(This is a compilation of points written about Chicago for the Clarice app)


Chicago

Boasting the largest population in the state of Illinois, Chicago has over 10 million residents!

Also known as the Windy City, it is the starting point of Route 66, an old road that stretches along eight states, all to way to Santa Monica in California.

Some of the first jazz and blue tunes in the US were heard here, a movement that later lead to the creation of rock and roll music.

While art takes over most of Chicago’s features, the city is also a haven for sports fanatics that visit during baseball and football season.

Loop

Chicago’s downtown is full of architectural marvels!

Loop features anything from award-winning restaurants to the city’s most recognized landmark – the Cloud Gate, a bean-shaped sculpture that mirrors Chicago’s striking buildings.

There are also several cultural institutions in the area, including the Chicago Cultural Center and The Art Institute of Chicago.

During the summer you’ll find many people gathering around Millennium Park, the official meeting point for locals and tourists, that often hosts concerts and exhibitions!

Magnificent Mile

Go on a shopping spree at Magnificent Mile!

This famous stretch boasts over 400 different shops, from luxury brands to general department stores.

Whether you’re looking down or upwards, there’s always something to admire at the Magnificent Mile. The Tribune Tower and the Chicago Water Tower are some of the best features in this cosmopolitan neighborhood!

West Town

West Town is the creative edge of Chicago!

There’s always something happening in this eclectic neighborhood, whether it’s a theatre performance or a colorful art exhibition.

The cafés and restaurants are often packed with people and there are music gigs in every corner!

River North

Artists and entrepreneurs settled down in River North, taking over old warehouses and replacing them for work studios.

This trendsetting neighborhood is home to numerous art galleries and the Merchandise Mart, a massive building facing the Chicago riverwalk that hosts the city’s main trade shows.

Among River North’s architectural features are also the Marina City and the Wabash building.

At night the area comes alive with high-end restaurants, fancy wine bars and clubs open until the wee hours!

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