From food to sports teams, from the hugely vibrant arts and culture scene to politics, it’s virtually impossible to capture Chicago in a short trip. No matter what interests you, the Windy City has experiences to pique your interest if you’re ready to get out and explore.
Parking a car can be more difficult than it’s worth, so grab one of the city’s convenient rental bikes or scooters, take public transportation, or use a cab or cab service to enjoy to the maximum of your time. Better yet, allow some time to wander around the neighborhoods wherever you are if you want to feel the essence and energy of the city in your bones.
Walking and exploring the city is one of the best ways to discover new and interesting things to explore. Chicago is a predominantly pedestrianized city, and you never know when you’ll find a new piece of art or architecture, or even someone’s beautiful garden that looks like it was put there just to brighten up your day.
If you’re a creative person, it’s hard not to be inspired by the energy of Chicago. Be prepared to pick up your pen, sketchbook, camera, laptop, or other tools of the trade early and often. And schedule some time to breathe into your busy vacation schedule so you can dig a little deeper into what your heart desires as you find it. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep your headphones on at all times, take them off every now and then and listen to the sounds of the city.