Wednesday, 27 November 2013

DAY 27 – Chicago

It’s called the ‘windy city’. And they are not exaggerating. It was a cold day in February when I spent the day in Chicago; and the piercing wind literally feels like a slap on your face. I think at one point my face froze for several minutes, causing my words to lose their flow and come out as a stutter instead. So my advice? Layer up.

Since I was barely in Chicago for a day, I followed the tourist trail.

Millennium Park
Art installations, open-air concerts, cultural programs and an ice skating rink, Millennium Park is always buzzing with activity all-year-round. They have new activities every week, check out their monthly schedule here.

Willis Towers
Undoubtedly one of most popular attractions in Chicago, the observation deck—also called the Skydeck—lies on the 103rd floor. This Skydeck has a glass ledge balcony that extends 4.3 feet, where you can look straight down 1,353 feet. Aside from the view that is incredible from such a great height, it’s the excitement of standing on transparent glass looking at the world below. Do not miss this thrill when in Chicago. Touristy or not, it’s absolutely worth a visit.

Museum of Science and Industry
Opened way back in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry is home to more than 35,000 artifacts. The exhibits are detailed and easy to comprehend even for children, making it a great source for learning for both, kids and adults. You'd be surprised at the things you can learn even at the age of 28. They even have LIVE science experiences too that you can participate in. Find our more before you visit: click here.

NEXT: DAY 28 – Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

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