Chicago is a vast vibrant city and sprawling metropolitan area, it is the true home of the rhythm and blues and the founder of jazz, the heart of comedy and the pioneers of the skyscraper. One of the world's greatest cities, it offers a trendy culture centre and the metropolitan luxuries of theatre, shopping, and fine dining have not affected the Midwestern friendliness.
Chicago is the hub of the Midwest and as such it is easy to find and the city’s first impression starts from the spectacular skyline that can be seen from across Lake Michigan. Once you head into Chicago, the city opens up into a world of art museums and science exhibitions, miles of soft sandy coastline, vast parks with lush green foliage and arguably the finest collection of architecture in the world. Chicago is full of activities and experiences suitable for all ages and usually travellers visiting the area wouldn’t make it further than the Downtown area with its historic adventures. Recommended sites include Navy Pier, a Chicago landmark since it opened in 1916; it now features a unique collection of restaurants, shops and plenty of entertainment. The Field Museum, home to the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton named Sue and The Shedd Aquarium, the world's largest indoor aquarium offering more than 22,000 aquatic animals from around the globe.