Chicago – A Must-Visit City

You probably already know that I just took a trip to Chicago. I wish I was still there, but alas, I had to come back to the reality of everyday life in Toronto. It was my first time visiting the mid-west city and I was totally wowed. Melanie on State Street, Dearborn in the air!

The beauty of the cosmopolitan city had me in awe, from the 19th century architecture, to the river in the middle of the city, to the nostalgic look of the “L” train, everything! The walk-ability of Chicago made traversing around the city so easy. It’s truly a city that I could see myself living in, should the opportunity arise.

The "L" Train

I must give credit to the lovely hotel I stayed at, Amalfi Hotel. Located so conveniently at State and West Kinzie, everything I could possibly want to see was only a short walk away. My hotel room was very well-appointed. And most importantly, the hotel employees were extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. I really appreciated the fact that there were continental breakfast bars located on each floor, which reduced the potential for long line ups and allowed me to drag out of my room in my slippers! Another lovely bonus was the evening happy hour – free drink tickets always make me happy! I will for sure stay at Amalfi Hotel on my next Chicago visit.

Millennium Park - The Bean

View of Wacker

I must also shout out to the hop-on/hop-off tour that I took with Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company. I fully utilized that tour at least 3 times during my trip. The tour guides were very informative and quite funny. I totally recommend it for anyone who wants to tour all the major highlights of the city.

Chicago Theatre John Hancock Tower

Finally, the architectural tour I took with Seadog Cruises was very enjoyable. I took the cruise at early dusk, which provided breath-taking views. My tour guide was also very knowledgeable of Chicago history, and also quite comedic. It was an excellent 75 minutes spent!

Take my word for it, guys! Chicago is a must for your travelling bucket list.

The Willis Tower (Sears Tower) Along the River


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