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With the fast approaching Christmas and Santa ready with his sleigh to swirl around world, have you planned how you are going to spend your Christmas this year? Are too many contradictory suggestions floating around you? Well, let me add one more to it. And that is to celebrate your Christmas this year at none other city, than the one which was incorporated in 1837 and is the third most populous city of USA. Yep! You got it. It is CHICAGO! It sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, with its skyscrapers sprouting upwards towards sky proudly proclaiming its existence. It is a very beautiful city with parks, museums, art centers and many other monuments adorning it. Among the array of places of interest, let me finger count you some of them, namely:
It is a major tourist attraction and its magnetism pulls crowds in numbers. Taking a walk around Grand Ballroom could well a walk of your life time, as you get mesmerized by the picturesque expanse of the Lake Michigan right in front of you. The sparkling display of fireworks after dark is a feast to your eyes which you will keep recollecting throughout your lifetime.
A visit to this technology at its best planetarium, you get to explore the unknown universe and you feel realistically transcended to the inner depths of the universe. You get to witness the awesome manifestations of nature and you feel yourself moving back to the ‘big bang’ from where it all started.
Art Institute of Chicago
This Michigan Avenue main building is dedicated to various works of art from all around the world. It houses numerous paintings, sculptures, drawings, designs and the collections date back to ancient times. And to show its appreciation to Monet, it has decided one full room to it.
Just For Laughs
Comedy is in the veins of Chicago. And ‘The Second City’, famous for its sketch comedy, leads from the front. Though the majority of the people visiting this museum are foreigners, the Chicagoans also throng this place in large numbers. And among others, The ‘iO’ and ‘The Annoyance Theater’ are also the places you can visit, and watch the troupes perform their acts.
It is a wonderful reflective piece of a sculpture, which will create bends in your brain as you look at the reflection of the sky and the city scrapers in it. It definitely is an amazing piece of art worth watching and is one of the most photographed object on earth.
Other Places of Interest
Apart from the places mentioned above, there are numerous places you can visit in Chicago like, Chicago Children Museum, Chicago History Museum, Field Museum, Grant Park, Millennium Park, etc. And of course, chain of restaurants to take care of your appetite. And to mention more, the whole city itself is worth watching.
Hotels in Chicago
To cater to the demands of ever increasing tourists to Chicago, there are a number of hotels in Chicago you can take a pick from. Though, a unique feature of Chicago hotels is that they can fluctuate in amazingly quick time. The prices keep drop and rise like the graph of seismometer during an earthquake. Nevertheless there are so many hotels of different tastes and different price levels that the needs and requirements of all its tourists are met. Hence no sweats, when you are in Chicago, a roof over your head is guaranteed.
Hence what you waiting for, break away from your reverie and pack your backpacks in advance for the visit to this outstanding city, CHICAGO.
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