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Nicknamed the ‘Windy City’, Chicago is sure to get the wind in your sails with its exciting modern art, endless attractions and cool attitude.Chicago is a great city for any kind of traveller, whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or with the kids - there’s something to be found in this quirky city for everyone.If you’re with the family, Chicago has endless opportunities for some good clean educational fun – and not the kind that kids groan at either!The Adler Planetarium is an awe-inspiring place where you can see entire galaxies at your fingertips. For the animal lovers, the Field Museum is home to dinosaurs galore, plus ancient Egyptian mummies and all kinds of exciting exhibits.

Next up is the Shedd Aquarium where you can get up close and personal with piranhas (don’t worry – they won’t be too close!) as well as frogs, snakes and turtles too.But Chicago is notoriously for art-lovers, and if you’re traveling alone, or have patient kids, the Chicago Art Institute is like mecca for artists, and the number one attraction on TripAdvisor. You won’t be surprised when you get inside, this is one huge and impressive art museum.There’s also a multitude of art to be seen outside of the big centres, and Millennium Park is next on your list of iconic Chicago spots to visit. Here you’ll find the fascinating Cloud Gate sculpture amongst other beautiful art installations. This is an ideal time to get some holiday selfies on the go!

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After all that sightseeing, some lunch should be high on your list of things to do, and Chicago does not disappoint.Choose from the Chicago-invented “pizza puff”, from Albano's Pizzeria, or perhaps a club sandwich at Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen. For dinner, head to Calumet Fisheries for some freshly caught salmon, and for afters, Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Café will have you drooling over their incredible cheesecakes.There’s plenty to eat in Chicago, but you’ll probably want to walk a lot of it off! We recommend a stroll in beautiful Lincoln Park Zoo,

which is one of the last free-of-charge zoos in the world – so nothing to lose there!To top it all off you’ve got the beach. Chicago isn’t exactly known for its beaches, but that doesn’t stop them being just as great as the rest of Chicago’s offerings. North Avenue Beach seems to be the locals’ favourite, and with its golden sands we can see why.So, head on over to the Windy City of Chicago, where there’s so much on offer for holidaymakers, the so-called winds will seem like a breeze.

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10 facts about Chicago

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We all know that Chicago is nicknamed The Windy City, but did you know it’s also nicknamed The Second City, The City That Works and The City of Big Shoulders?

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There are over 56 museums in Chicago, including the Institute of Art, the Field Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, to name a few.

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Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum was the first planetarium to be built in the United States.

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The Shedd Aquarium is home to a 100-year-old Australian lungfish which is said to be the oldest fish in any aquarium of the world.

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Chicago is home to over 8,100 acres of green space complete with 580 parks and 26 beaches – you won’t run out of beautiful scenery here!

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The Chicago River is the only river in the world to flow backwards. Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the water is dyed green to celebrate.

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The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier is 150ft high and stands on the spot of the first Ferris wheel ever built in the USA – all the more reason to ride it then!

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Wrigley Park is the second oldest Major League Baseball stadium in America, after Fenway Park in Boston.

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At an impressive 23.5 miles, Chicago’s bustling Western Avenue is the world’s longest street. Shopaholics be warned!

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The Taste of Chicago is the world’s biggest free outdoor food festival. Foodies should head over in early July to take part.

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