Chicago January 12, 2018
11 Undeniable Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Chicago
When you think of the number one city, it’s undeniably Chicago. While there are millions of things to love about the city, this list condenses them into 11 main reasons why we’re the absolute best. You can’t help but fall for the Windy City! Read on to be blown away.
1. Our lakefront.
Lake Michigan is one of the most wonderful things about Chicago. In addition to boating and diving, residents also enjoy running and cycling along side it or relaxing along its shores.
2. The artwork.
There's art to be found around just about every corner in this beautiful city. Statues, murals, and much more will keep your eyes off the ground as you explore Chicago's streets.
3. The diverse attractions.
There's something for everyone in the Windy City. Spend a day at Navy Pier or learn something new over at Museum Campus. There are also countless theatres, sports stadiums, unique tours, natural attractions, and much more to enjoy. Our list of things to do and places to see is always expanding.
4. The best festivals.
One reason many people love Chicago is for its gigantic festivals. From Taste of Chicago to Lollapalooza, summer is the season for great music and even better eats.
5. We're a "city in a garden."
Chicago is all about conserving green space, and it can be found all over the place. From numerous parks and nature preserves to botanic gardens and conservatories, there are astounding natural attractions to be found throughout the city.
6. The friendly people.
Chicago is a great place to live (and visit) due to the nice people you encounter here. Most are incredibly kind and willing to help in just about any situation. We're true Midwesterners at heart.
7. The views.
Whether you love taking pictures or just enjoy surrounding yourself with gorgeous landscapes, Chicago is the place to be. From our amazing skyline to our lovely lake, there are a wealth of places around the city that will make your Instagram shine.
8. The ease of getting around.
Due to our public transportation, most of Chicago is very accessible even if you don't have a car. You may even prefer to use the bus or train, depending on where you are going, as it is often quicker than driving. Trains drop off at most major tourist spots in the Loop, as well as many other major neighborhoods.
9. The location.
Being in the middle of the country, Chicago is an easy place to get to no matter where you live. This helps make it a popular vacation destination, as well as an ideal city for your kids to move to so you can still visit them! Our location also makes it quick and easy for us to travel just about anywhere in the country when we need a little change of scenery.
10. The diversity.
People with roots from all around the world call Chicago home. We even have special neighborhoods where some ethnic groups have formed communities bursting with their own unique cultures. We're definitely a melting pot here, and the diversity certainly enriches our lives and expands our worldview.
11. The history.
If there's anything to love about Chicago, it's the crazy stories that come out of our past. From life-changing inventions to famous figures (and a few serial killers), we've been home to a slew of fascinating people and a hub for incredible events since day the city was founded.
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What else do you love about Chicago? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!