February 3, 2015

#TravelTuesday - The Windy City

Location: IllinoisTop Cities: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, SpringfieldCity Spotlight: Chicago“Trendy Travelers tend to talkOf London, Paris, Rome, New York,Like only they were stylish and unique.But out in the MidwestIs the city I love the best:A town so smart it's spelling startsWith: C - H - I - C...Chic!” – From the musical Victor / VictoriaTop Food:The windy city boasts some of the best American style food in the country. Chicago style deep dish pizza has been known to rival New York pizza and Giordanos is one of the oldest and most well-known places in the city. It’s so popular; it offers frozen pizza to go for people travelling through and even has food truck roaming the city during spring, summer, and fall!Portillos – Portillos is American food down to its very roots. Although their signature dish is their hot-dogs and sausages, what they’re really known for is their decadent chocolate cake. No trip to Portillos is complete without it!Garretts – Garretts popcorn is much more than just puffy buttery popped corn. Garrett’s signature popcorn is a mix of savory cheddar popcorn and sweet caramel popcorn that makes the perfect snack as you explore the city!Top Entertainment:The Bean – Officially named “Cloud Gate,” this modern art installation, in Millennium Park, closely resembles a giant bean made out of chrome. Tourists and local alike gather around this mirrored sculpture to capture photos of the city and their friends.Union Station – Chicago Union Station is the convergence of all the major railway and bus systems throughout Chicago. 16 US Amtrak lines, 6 Chicago Metra lines, multiple bus systems and other regional train lines all connect at this 90 year old station. It is an easy and inexpensive way to get around the city!Shopping the Mag Mile – Michigan Ave is also known as the Magnificent Mile because it houses Chicago’s best shopping all within one mile of real-estate. From high-class designers to little boutiques, from the American Girl Doll store for the kids to the craft beer shops for the guys, the Mag Mile has it all! Fun Fact: During the holidays, Michigan Ave storefronts are lit up with some of the brightest and most ornate window displays in the country.Top Adventures:Willis Tower Skydeck – Formally known as the Sears Tower, the Willis tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Chicago. Though most of the building is used as offices for Chicago’s top businesses, you can also learn quite a bit of history. Up at the very top, the Skydeck offers a 360 tour of Chicago history as well as a breathtaking aerial view of the city. And we mean that quite literally because the Skydeck offers two 3-D viewing windows that extend beyond the building itself and allow you to look down through the glass at the city below. It may mess with your head, but it is a one-of-a-kind view of the city!Lincoln Park Zoo – This metropolitan zoo is not just a great place to see wild animals, it is also a beautiful haven in the middle of a busy city. Whether you’re visiting the lions, tigers, and bears, or just taking a peaceful stroll through the gardens, the zoo is a perfect attraction for any age.Navy Pier – Navy Pier is a fantastic evening attraction with games, rides, restaurants, and a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and Lakeshore Drive. Navy Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Chicago!Interested in working in Chicago or somewhere else in the United States? Apply HERE [gallery ids="eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvR2lvcmRhbm9zLVJlc3RhdXJhbnQuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJHaW9yZGFub3MgUmVzdGF1cmFudCIsImNhcHRpb24iOiJHaW9yZGFub3MgUmVzdGF1cmFudCIsImFsdCI6IiIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiaHR0cDpcL1wvZ2lvcmRhbm9zLmNvbVwvYWJvdXQtdXNcLyJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvcGhvdG8tMTEuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJwaG90byAxIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IkNoaWNhZ28gTWl4IHBvcGNvcm4iLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvRGViLURvd25lcy1DaGljYWdvLmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoiRGViIERvd25lcyBDaGljYWdvIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IkNsb3VkIEdhdGUgLSBha2EgdGhlIEJlYW4iLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvcGhvdG8tNDEuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJwaG90byA0IiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IlVuaW9uIFN0YXRpb24sIENoaWNhZ28iLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvcGhvdG8tMjEuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJwaG90byAyIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IlZpbnRhZ2UgQ2hpY2FnbyBXb3JsZCdzIEZhaXIgUG9zdGVyIiwiYWx0IjoiIiwiZGVzY3JpcHRpb24iOiIifQ==,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvcGhvdG8tMzEuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJwaG90byAzIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IkJlYXV0aWZ1bCBEb3dudG93biEiLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvcGhvdG8tNTEuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJwaG90byA1IiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IkRvd250b3duIGF0IG5pZ2h0IiwiYWx0IjoiIiwiZGVzY3JpcHRpb24iOiIifQ==,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvcGFzc3BvcnR1c2EuY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wMVwvV2lsbGlzLVRvd2VyLXdpbGxpc3Rvd2VyZG90Y29tLmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoiV2lsbGlzIFRvd2VyIC0gd2lsbGlzdG93ZXJkb3Rjb20iLCJjYXB0aW9uIjoiV2lsbGlzIFRvd2VyIC0gU2t5ZGVjayIsImFsdCI6IiIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiaHR0cDpcL1wvd3d3LndpbGxpc3Rvd2VyLmNvbVwvYnVpbGRpbmctaW5mb3JtYXRpb25cL2hpc3RvcnktYW5kLWZhY3RzXC8ifQ=="]

Start Your Journey to the USA!
Stay Connected

Signup for our newsletter.

Signup for our newsletter and stay on top of all things PassportUSA!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Recent Posts