This will be a purely food related post covering the best american style food experiences I had in Chicago. After all I don’t want to stay hungry on tour.
What makes Chicago such a pleasant destination for a city trip? In my opinion it’s the possibility to reach nearly all of the diverse little villages within the city by foot. So it does not come as a surprise that I walked from my hostel, located in downtown/River North, all the way north to Wrigley Field and beyond to Andersonville.
Navy pier is one of the popular family weekend destinations but I went there to get a good view back on Chicago’s skyline. And I would say it was worth it even though the hot dog “Chicago-style” was really not to recommend.
The bean, or officially Cloud Gate, is most likely one of the most characteristic sights of Chicago. With its distorted reflections of the Chicago skyline it really delivers a fantastic illusion of bringing the clouds and sky closer down towards the spectator.
The Loop, the financial and historic heart of Chicago, is basically build purely with skyscrapers nowadays. From the beginnings of highrise architecture of the early 1900’s with Frank Lloyd Wright in the center of it, the world famous skyscrapers from the 1970s with the Sears Tower (nowadays called Willies Tower) and the Hancock Building by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and plenty of 21st century skyscrapers with its charateristic glass design which makes the bulidngs look like a big mirror in the sky.
First time Chicago, a whole week to discover everything my little pocket travel guide could recommend and even more. Being one of the biggest cities in Northern America and famous for its architecture and massive amount of skyscrapers I had a lot to see and discover.