Holiday in Windy City
A lot of Polish people have their relatives spread all around the world. The larges gathering of emigrants from this country, lives in Chicago. Nowadays, since airplane tickets are so cheap, people start to travel to different continents for holidays, business meetings, and to connect with families living abroad. If you are planning to visit your grandmother in Windy City, you will have a nice time for sure, cause this is very charming city.
Nice, long walk
Most of historical heritages of Chicago are gathered in Downtown, city center at riverside of Michigan. City was ruined during a fire in late nineteenth century, and after it rebuild again. At Dearborm street you may adore beautiful modernism architecture of this big city. Wide streets, tall skyscrapers, green parks, all of it makes signature of Chicago. You can also step by to Magnificent Mile, the most elegant district in the city. You will find here plenty of exclusive restaurants, boutiques, malls. At the other hand, this place is financial capital of Windy City, a lot of banks an offices are situated here.
Over riverside are located all of main galleries in the city. You can admire modern paintings in Art Institute of Chicago, or discover sea life in Shedd’s Aquarium. Also, you must visit Museum of Natural History, you find there historical items from ancient Egypt, Tibet and Pacific Ocean’s Islands. And, of course, there are plenty of dinosaur’s remains. Main attraction of this gallery is interactive show – you can find yourself in the middle of green field, filled with huge dinosaurs. Since lover will enjoy visit in Adler’s planetarium. If you buy City Pass, you will be able to see all of this exhibitions for fifty dollars, and it also including free metro tickets.
Sears Tower is the tallest building not only in Chicago, but in whole North America! It is 442 meters tall, and contains 108 floors. You are able to get to the view point at 103 floor, panorama there is spectacular! – with cloudless sky, you will be able to see three states: Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. For courages ones there are glass cages attached to the highest floors, you can go inside if you dare.
If you are Polish tourist, you have to see heritages connect with your country. In Chicago you will find Church of Stanislaw Kostka, build in 1870 year for polish Catholics living in this area. Also, you can visit Polish Museum, the oldest ethnographic exhibition in United States. You will find here piano, which use to belong to famous composer, Ignacy Paderewski.
Maybe Windy City is not first tourist destination in USA, but is really worth to be seen. tall skyscrapers, elegant mansions, exclusive restaurants, Chicago is a pearl of Illinois State.