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Tremendous Chicago

Chicago is a city where I would love to live

sara grr
by sara grrAbout Me:Hi, im Sara a 21 year old girl, im from Colombia and I like to travel and discover new places. read more

North AmericaUnited States15 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

Stan's Donuts are the best

Chicago is an expensive city

Itinerary Overview

This was the first time I visited Illinois, I came from Atlanta Georgia so the flight was only 2 or 3 hours long. I was traveling with my sister and her husband had some family in the city, so I stayed with them for 15 days. The weather in the summer is sunny and hot. My first trip was to see Lake Michigan. The lake is available for everyone and the water is very clean. There is a cycle path on the outside of the lake and that's how I arrived there.  Once you get there, you can see there are always people playing volleyball or other sports at the beach. The day I visited there were some restaurants opened at the beach so I had some amazing cheeseburgers and ice-cream. 

Chicago is a very safe place and the 5th Avenue has everything a city needs. In midtown you can easily find guides who can give you information about the city and tips about places to visit. I also went to try various places to eat. The first one had some delicious donuts, the other one had popcorn and the last one had some delicious pizza. I also went shopping for clothes. There's a variety of cheap and expensive stores so everyone can find something for their budget. You can also visit some places to learn about the history of the most representative buildings of the city, as well as some cathedrals and churches.

There is a public zoo at the center in Chicago. It's located about 15km away from 5ft Avenue. It was about a half an hour walk from the place where I stayed. Since it was a beautiful summer day, we decided to walk to the zoo from our apartment. On the way there, we visited some parks and look at the boats and yachts that anchored to the shores of the lake. As it's a public zoo so the entrance is free.

  • 15 Nights: Lake Michigan
    It's the most representative lake of Chicago
  • Day trip: The Bean
    Iconic figure of the city
  • Day trip: Lincoln Park Zoo
    The animals!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Try to visit more places outside of the city

  • How was the food?

    Stan´s Donuts

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    I got around on a bike