Chicago – Visit the Windy City | Private jet charter
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago, known as the Windy City, is the home of the skyscraper. With its rich cultural life, Chicago offers visitors world-class museums to Michelin-starred restaurants, miles of uncrowded beaches, tranquil parks and even a refurbished railway line, The 606.
Taking its cue from the Highline in Manhattan, this once-abandoned railway line has been transformed into a popular recreational trail that connects several public art installations and parks. Running east-west in the city’s north side, the elevated 2.7-mile route is popular with runners, bikers and walkers through Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown. It gets its name from the Chicago 606 zip code.
Wrigley Field Baseball
One of America’s most famous baseball pitches, Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs for over a century. In keeping with its historic legacy, the scoreboard is still manually operated by Wrigley Field staff. The stadium is also a popular concert venue and has hosted the likes of Lady Gaga and Billy Joel to name a few.
Willis Tower’s Skydeck
If you’ve a head for heights, Willis Tower’s Skydeck is the second tallest building in the States at a dizzy 1,454ft. Views from the 103rd floor are stupendous. On a clear day you’ll see across 50 miles and into four different states. Best times to enjoy these birdseye Chicago views and the interactive exhibits are just after opening and at dusk.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located on E Chicago Avenue, the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art offers visitors a superb collection of exhibitions, performances and educational programs. The MCA’s permanent collection boasts over 2,500 pieces of art that encompass media and artistic genres from the 1920s to the present day.
Oak Street Beach
One of Chicago’s best-known city beaches, Oak Street Beach is a popular hangout for runners, bikers and bladers. Despite the activity, there are plenty of space to sit and relax and people watch. Although Oak Street is a man-made beach, it’s a delightful place to look out over Lake Michigan over a beer or two.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Join a guided tour of the former home of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright at 951 Chicago Avenue. It was here in Chicago that the visionary pioneer experimented with the origins of his design philosophy. The studio next door is where Lloyd Wright and his partners developed what became known as the Prairie Style, as exemplified in the adjacent Robie House.
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