Chicago the most vibrate city in the world
Chicago is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. A commercial, cultural and educational centre it has a uniqueness of its own drawing millions of people annually as tourists. A major fire in 1871 had then destroyed a third of the city and great efforts were made to adorn the city with steel-high risings and the concept of the skyscrapers got on. The modern panoramic view of Chicago is breathtaking, not the least for its grand skyscrapers. It importance in the early decades of 19th century was its readiness to serve as a link between East and West parts of the US. Railroads and canals subsequently added to its importance and commerce, culture and education followed suit.
Chicago River and Calumet River run through the city which also has the attraction of Lake Michigan. Chicago Cultural Centre with its two incredibly beautiful stained domes is noted not for its architectural beauty alone but for its round the year activities in music, dance and other cultural activities. It is said that annually hundreds of free shows on different aspects of culture are put up here.
One of the great attractions of the city is the Millennium Park unique in its commitment to art, music, architecture and even landscaping. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain, Cloud Gate Sculpture are some of the attractions in the nearly 25 acre sprawling complex.
Would you not be charmed to have a grand view of Chicago and areas surrounding fifty miles to it from a height of 1353 ft. through glass floor? You can precisely do that from Sky deck Chicago, which was known earlier as Sears Tower Sky deck. This is the tallest structure in the entire Americas! The feeling of elation is indescribable and quite understandable.
The Art Institute of Chicago is reputed to be the third great museum in the United States. It has collections on every conceivable type of art and it will take several days of painstaking observation to fully understand what it has to offer. It is not often that one comes across human endeavour to gather as much as possible in different forms of artistic expression in one place, for the edification of the present and transmission to the future. This year its Modern Wing has been opened, specialising in 20th century art, architecture, designing and photography as well!
There are scores of beautiful parks and gardens and the repose one can have in them is phenomenal. Ashburn Prairie in Marquette Park, Broadway Armoury Park, Burnham Park, Congress Plaza Gardens, Douglas Park, Garfield Park and its Conservatory section, Grant Park formal Garden are but some of the names in this respect.
The city’s hospitality is a byword for personal attention and consideration for the tourists. To dine and wine and have a pleasant night life listening to music or dancing is taken care of in an exceptional way here. There great restaurants and music calls, dance floors and places where one can spend the time in the most relaxed manner!
Magnificent Mile, Oak Street, State Street and a few more places provide you with the luxury of finest shopping experience you can have in Chicago, renowned for its fashion consciousness and shopping malls.
The facades of all the great hotels themselves are architectural beauties. Inn of Chicago, Avenue Hotel, Park Hayat, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, River Hotel are some of the top star hotels renowned for the luxuries and their ambience.
Transport is no problem in this city. For individual, small or big groups you have luxury cars, limos, omnis and choice alternatives to take care of your requirements.
A visit to Chicago will remain etched in your memory and kindle in you a desire to revisit the place again.