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Chicago, America's No. 1 Tourist Destination?

Roxana Anton

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The stunning Windy City is running the competition for America's best tourist destination.

" Chicago welcomes some 57.6 million tourists per year, and with such a diverse range of attractions, there’s an itinerary perfect for each one of them." (source: TourScanner).

Sail on the amazing lake Michigan, admire the city from 1000 mt. high, admire some of the best world's museums, do some fun activity, have a luxury treatment in some of the best Spas in the country, have a luxury or colorful dinner in one of the amazing restaurants... And when the Covid will be over, go see a show in one of the incredible theatre houses.

There's nothing you cannot do in one of the most attractive cities in the world.

Unforgettable Memories at the Chicago Theatre

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See one of the world-famous shows, in one of the historic buildings in the city.

Built in 1921, the Chicago Theatre was the flagship for the Balaban and Katz (B&K) group of theaters run by A. J. Balaban, his brother Barney Balaban and partner Sam Katz.

Along with the other B&K theaters, from 1925 to 1945 the Chicago Theatre was a dominant movie theater enterprise.

Currently, Madison Square Garden, Inc. owns and operates the Chicago Theatre as a performing arts venue for stage plays, magic shows, comedy, speeches, sporting events and popular music concerts. (source: Wikipedia)

You can also have a behind-the-scenes experience, with a guided tour. Discover the history of the theatre, scenery, costumes, step on stage, dream the American dream of great show-making.

Take a sip of the wildlife and have fun at the Oak Park

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Caress a giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo. Photo Source: Unsplash

World-famous Brookfield Zoo is open every day inspiring guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other.

It is home to more than 3,000 animals representing in excess of 420 species in naturalistic habitats.

"Catch the kangaroos at Australia House, feed the giraffes at Habitat Africa, admire the alligators at The Swamp, and wander through plenty more exhibits at the renowned Brookfield Zoo." (source: Tourscanner)

For more information on special events, group rates, and ticket packages, visit the zoo's website. 

Explore the stars and planets visible in Earth’s night sky or travel to the edge of the Universe, at the Cernan Earth & Space Center. Star Show hours, laser shows, membership and more.

The Oak Park Conservatory consists of three indoor botanical showrooms, Rubinstein Meeting Room & Garden and the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden. It is an ideal location for a birthday party, bridal or wedding shower.

Also, an ideal location to take amazing pictures for your Instagram stories, and for a lifetime family album.

Engage in a laser fight at iCombat, with the most advanced tactical laser tag in the nation.

Feel like in your favorite videogames and movies, let your imagination explore this realistic amazing Hollywood-like set.

Chicago Original Downtown Donut Walking Tour

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Chicago culture simply loves donuts, so why not taking a tour among some of the best donut shops, experience all kinds of flavors including glazed and cream-filled donuts, take lots of pictures and maybe learn how to build a donut business of your own.

Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

Have a relaxing cicle tour afternoon and unforgettable experience with a guide who explains historic, architectural and cultural facts of everything you visit.

The tour includes: Ride through the city's most popular neighborhoods, including Wrigleyville and the Gold Coast. Local guide will provide historical and cultural insight about the food and neighborhoods.

Price includes samples at two breweries, one bakery, one hot-dog stand and one pizza shop.

Skydiving Experience in Chicag

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An awesome experience, to do at least once in a lifetime.

Go skydiving in Indiana at a location situated only a 1-hour train ride from Chicago, making it easy to reach without a car.

Your instructor provides all necessary equipment and training for your jump, then accompanies you on the tandem skydiving experience from 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). You will securely be harnessed to your instructor.

See Lake Michigan and perhaps the Chicago skyline from the air, and purchase video and photos of your jump.

Helicopter Tour to Admire the City's Wonders and the City Lights in the Evening

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This is probably one of the most amazing things to to with a nice weather.

Have an insight of the City's skyline, city lights in the evening with a piloted helicopter tour of 45 minutes, for 1-3 persons.

Enjoy the picturesque panoramic views of Lake Michigan, wonder around Chicago's most iconic landmarks, rich architecture, while experiencing an exciting "open door" helicopter flight experience in the summer.

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