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City of Big Shoulders
Start at the top in downtown Chicago marveling at the skyscrapers, cross the street to the Art Institute of Chicago should impress with over 500,000 works of art in its permanent collection. If art leaves you confused then try the "Baseball as America" exhibit at the amazing Field Museum of Natural History. Why not sample the ethnic delights of Chinatown or Greektown? Chinatown by Canal Street and Lake Shore Drive from I-55 to the Santa Fe rail yards; Greektown is South Halsted Street between I-290 and Madison Street, just west of I-90/94. For a late night cab it to Uptown afterwards for a little jazz at the Green Mill.
Take the green line out to the nearby suburb of Oak Park where you can explore the fascinating homes (25 in all) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and visit the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway, both of whom grew up here. Then head to the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum's Sky Show. If the weather is nice, take a walk along the lakefront outside the Adler -- it has one of the loveliest skyline views in the city. For dinner, head north to Pizzeria Uno or Pizzeria Due for authentic Chicago-style pizza. Then choose what your night will be, dancing or just whatever.
begin with a walk along the lakefront. Or rent a bike. Then catch an L train north to Wrigley Field for a little Cubs baseball, (in season); your final day right by having brunch in Wicker Park/Bucktown. The electric shops and cafes in the area before heading downtown to the Shedd Aquarium for a peek into ocean life at the world's largest aquarium are recommended too. take in the, light and music show at Buckingham Fountain which is the centerpiece of the always bustling Grant Park. Save your last night for a real Chicago experience of your choosing, but not before riding to the Signature Lounge on the 95th floor of the John Hancock.