Chicago is the classic American city. It has been an important centre for industry and commerce since 19th century pioneers began expanding American ambitions in the West. This is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Spectacular examples line the Lake Michigan shoreline. You will discover buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry and Daniel Burnham.
The Art Institute of Chicago boasts one of the world’s most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. It has a magnificent new Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano.
There is plenty to do at night. Watch a baseball game at historic Wrigley Field, enjoy the city’s lively music scene, or relax by the lakeside in Millennium Park.