Hot Dogs and Pizza

Any attempt to really come to appreciate the amazing sightseeing that is possible in would have to include stops in some of the countrys truly great cities. For some reason when we think of outstanding cities of , we tend to drift to the . And to be sure from Los Angeles, and Seattle to the west to New York, and to the east, there are some amazing n cities on those two .

But to neglect the Midwest entirely and not include some of the great cities in the center of the country would leave out some of the most amazing experiences you might have on your sightseeing tour. In fact, of all the , Chicago Illinois can give any city on the a run for their money.

But Chicago is very much its own kind of place, unlike even the urban cities of the . Chicago has its own lore, perpetuated by movies and television just as much as LA or New York. But the thing to remember about that kind of lore is that the movies didnt invent that kind of excitement. It was already very much a part of Chicago and just like making that part of their movies.

When we think about Chicago, it is easy to think of the great food there. The famous Chicago Style or Chicago Pizza has become such a renowned taste treat that it is imitated often, but never repeated. That is because a big part of the great tastes of Chicago comes from actually BEING in Chicago when you eat these delicious meals. So if you include Chicago in your sightseeing plans, you may want to put the diet on hold for a few days so you dont miss some tastes that can only be had there.

But there is so much more to see and enjoy in a big international city like Chicago. Of course if you are a baseball fan, to catch a Cubs game in season is an experience of a lifetime. In addition to that experience, Chicago has many world class things to see and do not the least of which is an art museum that can stand its own next to the great museums of New York or .

But if you put in a full day of sightseeing all around Chicago, you might need to rest up because the Chicago night life is not to be missed. The music of this great city is world renowned. The famous movie The Blues Brothers is based on the wonderful diversity of Jazz music that grew up in the Chicago music scene. In fact, in the world of Jazz aficionados, Chicago is put right up there with New Orleans as one of the great spawning grounds of the uniquely n music of Jazz.

And while we are on the subject of entertainment, there is a little improvisational comedy group called Second City that has made its home in Chicago for some fifty years. Second City can boast some of the biggest stars in comedy that got their comedic training in Chicago. In fact, to a large extent the Saturday Night Live troupe drew and continues to draw extensively from the talent developed in Second City. Some of the alumni include , Billy Chrystal, , John Candy, Eugene Levy and many, many more.

Chicago is very much a melting pot of great n culture. From the architecture to the food to the museums to the jazz and comedy, there are few cities in the country, even in the world that can give you as great a sightseeing experience as the great city of Chicago, Illinois.


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