On a Clear Day, You Can See Chicago

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A sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Chicago is the sort of place you visit for a limited purpose, to see an exhibit at the Art Institute, to tag along on a companion’s business trip, to attend the Blues Festival, to shop the Magnificent Mile. In short, it’s a town that tends to be taken in smaller bites. You might mix your purpose with a landmark or two, a must-see to which you happen to be in close proximity. If you’re the Brawny Sherpa, you’ll jump in a cab and tell the driver to take you for a ride. However you happen to experience Chicago, here are some places to pick:

Landmarks

  • A remnant of the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia

    A reminder of the Battle of Yorktown on the Chicago Tribune building in Chicago
    Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

    Tribune Tower: With pieces of landmarks affixed to its façade, this building manages to be a history lesson and a bucket list all in one. How many historic sites mentioned on its cladding have you visited?

For Views

For People Watching

For Carnivores (although green options are available!)

For the Vegan Set

For Casual Dining

For Sweets

Viable Places to Stay

—Lori Tripoli

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