Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the US. Located on Lake Michigan, it has all that a big city can offer as well as those Midwestern values that take a little of the elitism away from it all. It should come as no surprise that is this large and diverse that it is also a city that is steeped in history. So, what are some of the must see historic spots in the Windy City? Island Trader Vacations invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at 3 of the most historic must see sites here in Chicago.
If you’ve never been to Wrigley Field, you have to put it on the top of your list of historic Chicago. This after all is the birth place of America’s favorite past time. The Chicago Cubs have played here since 1913, and nothing beats an afternoon at the ballpark with a Chicago style hot dog and a cold beer. If you can’t make it for a game, come and take a tour of the stadium when they are offered.
It might have been almost a century since the mafia held the reigns in this city, but the stories are still amazingly interesting to here. You can visit Chicago’s Roaring 20’s Museum to see how grandly the gangsters of this city and their lady loves lived. To see where John Dillinger made his last stand take one of the Untouchable Tours that tell his story in great detail. You will also visit the site of the now infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Chicago has a stunning skyline but more than that, it helps tell the story of the history of the city as well. You can walk up and down the streets and simply be in awe of the architectural styles that are throughout the city. They range from Gothic style temples, to stunning masterpieces of Art Deco, as well as modern style architecture. One of the best ways to view this city’s skyline is by taking a river tour.
Whatever you choose to do you will be immersed in the grand history of this lively, exciting, Midwestern city. Pick one, or pick them all and revel in what made this one of the greatest cities not only in the U.S. but in the world.