I had a wonderful opportunity to visit my childhood best friend who's in a doctoral graduate program in Illinois. So she, of course, showed us all around Chicago.
I really enjoyed Chicago...much more than NYC. It felt so much cleaner, maintained, and less crowded. Plus, the pizza. Oh my gosh! It was amazing!
Heart attack on a plate, I'm sure, but oh so good!
We did some sightseeing, saw the Bean...
and the Fountains
We also went to the Field Museum and saw "Sue," the largest, most complete T-Rex.
One of my favorite parts of the trip, though, was the view from the Skydeck at the top of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).
My other favorite part was the gorgeous architecture downtown and in the Sheffield/Lincoln Park neighborhoods.
I would definitely recommend Chicago!