Heart Of America
Windy And Cold, Yes, But Also Cultural And Beautiful
Chicago residents defend every aspect of their city fiercely, and rightfully so -- some consider it the crown jewel of America from a cultural/shopping standpoint. Visit Magnificent Mile (stopping to nosh/drink along the way), then pop in to the Art Institute and Field Museum. If it's summer, take in a Cubs/White Sox game and grab a drink in Wrigleyville afterwards.