16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
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16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

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Are you planning a trip and looking for an awesome American city? 

What about the windy city Chicago?

As a foreigner, I’ve spent 2 weeks as an exchange college student there. 

If you are interested to get to know my 16 places, where I fell in love with this city, keep on reading. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

I’ve been to the U.S. several times and graduated high school there. Therefore I’ve seen various different states but Chicago is just something else.

1. Explore downtown

You first place to get to know the city, should be downtown. All of the skyscrapers are just breathtaking. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

2. Go Shopping

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Chicago downtown has thousands of shopping opportunities. From Target, to Urban Outfitters, there are shops for everyone. I remember, that I’ve spent 2 hours, just at Victoria’s Secret, because it was the largest one, I’ve ever been to. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

3. The Bean

Your next step should definitely be ‘The Bean’. Pretty sure, you’ve seen this one in plenty of movies.

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

4. Grab some amazing food

The restaurant possibilities are endless in downtown Chicago. I can highly recommend the ‘protein bar & kitchen’ for the ones who like to eat something healthy and the ‘Cheesecake Factory’ for the fast food lovers.

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

5. Take a look at the Flamingo Statue

Ever seen a statue like that? The flamingo statue is huuuge and totally worth a visit. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

6. Be amazed by the historic architecture

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

 

On my trip, we’ve visited some old American banks. So many gold details!

And the ceilings are so high in those buildings.

If you are interested, you should consider booking a tour to take a look inside these amazing buildings.

The history of the city and the old architecture are amazing. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

7. Water Taxi on the Chicago River

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Want to do something unique?

What about taking a water taxi on the Lake Michigan?

You’ll get an amazing view on downtown Chicago.

There are different destinations were you can get off the water taxi. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

8. Go to a museum

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

 

On my trip I’ve visited so many museums in Chicago. 

My favorite one was the ‘Field Museum’ where you can see a skeletons from real a dinosaurs.

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

9. Navy Pier

Wanna go on a ferris wheel? Navy Pier is super cool to see the skyline of the city. Also, there is an amazing food court. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

10. Hop on a subway

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide



The public transportation in Chicago is very good. You can easily get anywhere by using the subway. Depending on the hours, it can be a little bit stressful. 

Video on subway

11. Lama Wall at Chopo Chicken

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide


Have you ever seen a wall like that?

Totally Instagram worthy to pose in front of!

And the food at Chopo Chicken is so amazing! Super healthy and delicious. Went there several times. 

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12. Lincoln Park Neighbourhood

 

 

Our hostel was located in the Lincoln Park Neighbourhood.

And doesn’t the houses look super nice?

Plenty of cool architecture to discover and also lots of shops near by. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

13. Lincoln Park Zoo

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

 

You will not believe this, but this zoo is totally free!

Located in the Lincoln Park, you can see animals like flamingos and zebras and get a nice view on the city. 

Totally worth one or more visits!

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

14. Lake Michigan

Starting from the Lincoln Park, you can walk on the waterside directly to downtown Chicago. 

Since Chicago has it’s own beach next to the Lake Michigan the possibilities are endless from yoga to renting a bike. You can do just so much. 
We even played beach volleyball on our trip, ate water melon and swam in the water. 

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
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15. Willis Tower

Pretty sure you’ve seen this place somewhere on the internet. The Willis Tower with it’s famous glass floor is an ultimate must for cool photos and a view, you’ll never forget!

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

16. The Signature Room

MY HIGHLIGT
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

And lastly, my highlight on my trip and probably from many other people, is the ‘Signature Room’ in the John Hancock Center. You can either eat at the restaurant lounge at the 96th floor or get something to drink on the 95th floor. The view was just the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. We watched the sunset, drank some nice cocktails and ate crème brûlée. Just the place to be!

16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide
16 spots where to fall in love with Chicago – ultimate travel guide

I hope you liked my post and recommendations. I wish you a nice trip to Chicago and I’m sure, you’ll fall in love with this city at one of these places. 
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