The perfect 3-day Chicago itinerary for first-time visitors. This guide covers the top attractions in the city, including the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park (aka the bean) http://www.mintnotion.com/travel/3-day-chicago-itinerary/
Winter in Chicago...been there, done that on one of the coldest days in Chicago history when I was high school! Not sure if it was one of the most beautiful places, but it was def an experience of a lifetime!
The 3rd largest city in the USA was founded by a Black man. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first settler in Chicago, arriving from Europe in 1770s. He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area. The Town of Chicago was organized with a population of 350, August 1833. Born in Saint-Marc, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), he built the first permanent settlement at the mouth of the river just east of present Michigan Avenue Bridge on the north bank.
Chicago at night, spent several times in Chicago with my husband and by granddaughter. Spent our 20th anniversary trip a couple of days and evenings. Beautiful views from Hancock Building, spectacular night views while enjoying chocolate cake.