What are the 10 Best Things About Chicago?

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Chicago is a city steeped in rich history and culture, and you're missing out on something special if you've never been to this Midwestern American melting pot. While it does have a lot in common with New York City, many claim that Chicago is their favorite big city in the United States. Not convinced? Then read on to discover the 10 best things about Chicago!

First and foremost, one of the best things about Chicago is the unmistakable skyline. This city is a breathtaking combination of steel, concrete, and light that combines the best of modern and classic architecture. You'll spend much of your first visit to the city with your neck craned up into the air as you gaze in wonder at the collection of skyscrapers. Don't forget about looking down as well because the Willis Tower (previously the Sears Tower) features a terror-inducing glass floor balcony.