Chicago has always piqued my interest and finally I was able to understand what I was missing. Chicago ORD is the largest and busiest airport in Chicago. Most airlines fly into this airport as it is a major hub for connecting flights. The blue line train connects ORD to the city of Chicago. The trip time is roughly 75 minutes.
I stayed at the Wit Hotel, partly because it’s apart of the Hilton Hotel family. As a Hilton Honors Gold member, it comes with free upgrades (if available) and complimentary breakfast or extra points.
Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza and Giordano’s has the best in the city. It's located less than two minutes away from Millennium Park. Make sure you try the Chicago classic, you will not regret it.
Millennium Park is next to Giordano's and is filled with statues and other metalwork. The park is most famous for its Cloud Gate. There are also live concerts and other notable events that happen in the park throughout the year.
Another miraculous place to be in Chicago is the Navy Pier. A family-friendly area that is equipped with: carousels, Ferris wheels, and other rides. There is also a children’s museum. The boardwalk has a few restaurants and bars where you can relax and have a good time. Also, there's a boat dock to access to river cruises.
The Skydeck was by far the most impressive thing I did in Chicago. It’s a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you're afraid of heights. However, it's something you will be proud of that you did in the end. To reward yourself for your bravery, try a Chicago style hot dog at Max's takeout (Down the street from the Skydeck).
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