Chicago, the Blues Capital of the World, offers stunning architecture, unbeatable shopping and renowned museums and galleries. It is the ideal starting point to explore the wealth of attractions in Illinois that open up and reveal the American way of life.
A jaw-dropping skyline with soaring skyscrapers is the backdrop for bustling Chicago, set on the azure waters of Lake Michigan. Interact with the arts in a downtown cultural playground. Wander through world-renowned museums. Catch a Broadway show in a historic theatre. Ride the giant Centennial Wheel with sweeping city views.
Spend the afternoon shopping luxury designer stores on a mile that can only be described as magnificent. Bike the scenic lakefront or simply sunbathe on a sandy beach.
And dine on everything from famed deep-dish pizza to acclaimed Michelin-starred cuisine. Chicago offers it all.
Route 66, The Illinois leg of this world famous highway, which begins in Chicago at Buckingham Fountain travelling down into Springfield, is the longest stretch of Route 66. Explore the Mother Road and you’ll discover friendly devotees who keep the spirit of 66 alive with quirky roadside attractions, like a smiling spaceman and a giant catsup bottle (which make for perfect selfies). Step into museums filled with amazing memorabilia. Settle into a booth at delicious diners that still serve up homemade specials.
[Source – Travel Weekly]