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Sightseeing in Chicago

Chicago or the windy city as it is called is one of the nicest cities in the USA to visit and is the largest city in the state Illinois. Chicago has many of the high rise buildings typical for the east coast which provides it with probably one of the best skylines in the world. In addition, its location near Lake Michigan which provides it with several small beaches makes it a nice place to visit. The downtown area does not feel as crowded as other cities and the atmosphere of little places that play Jazz make the whole city a nice experience. It is home to some of the best known landmark buildings in the USA such as Sears tower, the John Hancock center and the historical architecture of the magnificent mile.

The Chicago river provides several nice views of the city and acts as an easy guide to explore the downtown area. Besides the densely built downtown area there are green spaces such as the Millennium park and the area in front of the Field museum. One spot that should not be missed is the Buckingham fountain as from here you get a nice view of the Chicago skyline. For visiting, the winter months are best avoided as it can get really cold and windy up here. To avoid the summer heat, best is probably spring and fall. 


Chicago travel photo gallery

 
Buckingham fountain in Chicago, Illinois.

Buckingham fountain.

 
Architecture and parks of Chicago.

Architecture and parks.

 
Statue of Washington, Morris, and Solomon in Chicago.

Statue of Washington, Morris, and Solomon.

  


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Chicago Field museum.

Chicago Field museum.

 
Pritzker pavilion in Millennium park, Chicago.

Pritzker pavilion in Millennium park.

 
Cloud gate in the Millennium park.

Cloud gate in the Millennium park.

 
Millennium monument, Chicago.

Millennium monument.

 
Entrance to Navy Pier.

Entrance to Navy Pier.

 
Auditorium building on the Navy pier, Chicago.

Auditorium building on the Navy pier.

 
Lighthouse near Lake Michigan, Chicago.

Lighthouse near Lake Michigan.

 
Chicago skyline seen from the Navy pier.

Skyline seen from the Navy pier.

 
The navy pier in Chicago, Illinois.

The navy pier.

 
The beautiful skyline of Chicago, Illinois.

Beautiful skyline.

 
Field museum Chicago.

Field museum Chicago.

 
John G. Shedd aquarium, Chicago.

John G. Shedd aquarium.

 



The skyline of Chicago.

The skyline.

 
Historical red brick building.

Historical red brick building.

 



The art institute of Chicago.

The art institute.

 



Elevated L train, Chicago.

Elevated L train.

 



Chicago street scene.

Street scene.

 
Old buildings in Chicago.

Old buildings.

 



An historical building in Chicago.

An historical building.

 



American flag waving in front of an historical building.

American flag waving in front of an historical building.

 
Old part of the city.

Old part of the city.

 
Dearborn station clock tower.

Dearborn station clock tower.

 



Adler planetarium, Chicago.

Adler planetarium.

 



Soldier field sports stadium in Chicago, Illinois.

Soldier field sports stadium.

 



Michigan avenue bridge.

Michigan avenue bridge.

 



View of the Chicago river.

View of the river.

 
Historical skyscrapers near the Chicago river.

Historical skyscrapers near the Chicago river.

 
Sears tower.

Sears tower.

 



Britannica building, Chicago.

Britannica building.

 



Merchandise mart, Chicago.

Merchandise mart.

 



La Salle street bridge.

La Salle street bridge.

 
Wrigley building, Chicago.

Wrigley building.

 
Marina city building.

Marina city building.

 
Boat on the Chicago river.

Boat on the Chicago river.

 



View over Chicago from the Sears tower.

View over the suburbs seen from the Sears tower.

 
Skyscrapers of Chicago seen from Willis tower.

Skyscrapers seen from Willis tower.

 



Bird's eye view of downtown Chicago.

Bird's eye view of downtow.

 
Willis tower (formerly Sears), Chicago.

Willis tower (formerly Sears).

 
The financial district in Chicago.

The financial district.

 
The high rise buildings of Chicago.

High rise buildings.

 



The civic theater, Chicago.

The civic theater.

 



Millennium park.

Millennium park.

 
Willis tower.

Willis tower.

 



Wrigley building on the Magnificent mile.

Wrigley building on the Magnificent mile.

 



Steel and glass architecture office buildings.

Steel and glass architecture office buildings.

 



Streets of Chicago.

Street view.

 
American city street view.

American city street view.

 



Magnificent Mile, Chicago.

Magnificent Mile.

 
Historical skyscraper on the Magnificent Mile.

Historical skyscraper on the Magnificent Mile.

 



Downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Downtown.

 
Tall buildings of Chicago.

Tall buildings.

 



Historical skyscrapers on Chicago's magnificent mile.

Historical skyscrapers on the magnificent mile.

 
John Hancock center, Chicago.

John Hancock center.

 



John Hancock center, Chicago.

John Hancock center and other high rise buildings.

 



Small beach in Chicago near Lake Michigan.

Small beach near Lake Michigan.

 
Willis tower which dominates the skyline of Chicago.

Willis tower which dominates the skyline.

 



Buckingham fountain, Chicago.

Buckingham fountain.


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