There it rises before your eyes: the famous skyline of Chicago on the seemingly endless shores of Lake Michigan. This close symbiosis of city and nature will be a constant feature of your forays through the third largest city in the USA.

Chicago is located in the heart of the Midwest and boasts huge skyscrapers, 77 colorful neighborhoods, a 42 km long lakeshore with 26 sandy beaches and 580 parks and green spaces. No less impressive are the culinary offerings - 7,300 restaurants and over 65 craft breweries -, art and cultural facilities, riverside recreation, world-famous events and the dynamic LGBTQ+ scene.

The cosmopolitan city with its playful flair offers something for every taste. Famous green spaces such as Millennium Park with its famous sculptures and fountains alternate with venues and world-class architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan.

Get an overview from above from The Ledge, a glass balcony on the skydeck of the Willis Tower, or from the panorama deck of 360 Chicago on North Michigan Avenue, whose latest attraction TILT lets you float 300 meters above Michigan Avenue in a tilted position.

At the Chicago Riverwalk you can eat well, have a drink and enjoy the view of the city and the river. The boat trips on the Chicago River are highly recommended, where you can learn more about the famous architecture of the metropolis.

Keep your kids happy with trips to Lincoln Park Zoo, the Navy Pier or the Wrigley Field baseball stadium. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles and explore the 29 km Lakefront Trail.