"CHICAGO is a beautiful city,..." Illinois Favorite Tip by dreamworld

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Favorite thing: CHICAGO is a beautiful city, especially if you are into skyscrapers (which I love). For a great view of the city...don't go to the Sears Tower which is a tourist trap I guess...but rather go to the Hancock Tower north of downtown. This building is slightly smaller but the view is equivalent and it's cheaper !!! Also you'll face less waiting time during peak tourist hours.
For entertainment and shopping, Navy Pier is a great place to go. Generally speaking the downtown lakeshore is very pleasant, with some nice parks and fountains. North of downtown, you may also find some beaches (but we didn't swim...water being ice cold and not really really clean in appearance). Chicago is big and there are tons of things to do, look at the numerous websites for more info.

Fondest memory: The view of Chicago from Hancock Tower !!!

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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