A short but sweet time in Chicago! A stunning, arty city.

I arrived in Chicago (from Niagara Falls, Ontario) around 2pm. I had to have a 2 hour long nap before I could explore! (My trip from Ontario took about 18 hours because of coach delays!) I strolled around my guesthouse for a while, taking in the stunning architecture of the city.

I stopped by my local supermarket to pick up a few things and then headed to a well-known pizza restaurant (recommended by Lonely Planet etc.) for their famous ‘Stuffed Deep-Dish Pizza’. It certainly didn’t disappoint. I asked for their smallest pizza…a simple cheese one and it was absolutely delicious and not at all small…I ended up taking half home with me!

The following morning, I walked to the Chicago Cultural Center (including more than 1000 programs, exhibitions covering a range of the performing and visual arts) and I spent well over an hour there, I found it so interesting!

I then took a short walk to Millennium Park to see the Cloud Gate, also know as the ‘Bean’. (Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by an Indian artist, I learned that it was constructed between 2004 and 2006)

I then headed to the Art Institute of Chicago (my favourite stop of the day, I’m very passionate about art!). It’s located in Grant Park and is apparently one of the largest and oldest museums in the United States.

Last but not least, was the Buckingham Fountains. Also located in Grant Park, the landmark is apparently one of the largest fountains in the world and is absolutely jaw-dropping!