Top 10 place to visit in Chicago
As one of the biggest, busiest city in America, Chicago is like a big tourist machine. It takes in and sends out around 50 million tourists per year. If you were ask a tourist what was their first destination was, 90% of them would probably answer, “The Cloud Gate”.
The Cloud Gate, more popularly known as The Bean, made its way to Chicago at the grand opening of Millennium Park in 2004. It cost the government $20 million dollars to build this magnificent sculpture with a seamless surface and curved shape. The bent reflection of the Chicago skyline makes for beautiful photographs, and tourists from around the world have blasted pictures of the shiny bean all over social media.
2. Sear Tower The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. As a tourist four years ago, my second stop was at the Sears Tower. Once I took my trembling legs in to the skydeck, I was amazed the view unveiled under my feet. From Lake Michigan to the Loop, from Grand Park to Lincoln Park, all of the beautiful scenes are presented in front of you.
Pictured above is the breakdown of the Sears Tower and the skydeck is on its 103rd floor.
On the Michigan Avenue, the grandiose Art Institute of Chicago Museum has been stood for more than a century. Devote an entire day to this magnificent Beaux-Arts building — with two stone lions guarding its Michigan Avenue entrance — that is home to works of art that span 5,000 years Gothic, the greatest impressionist by Van Gogh, Monet. You can enjoy masterpiece of Divisionism, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.