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Three Perfect Days: Chicago

Nicknamed “The City of Big Shoulders,” Chicago sets the bar pre y high.But with its strollable neighborhoods, sunny lakefront parks and thriving food scene, America’s third-largest city more than carries the load

Author Layla Schlack Photography Bob Stefko

Chicago lines its lakefront with miles of urban beaches

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CHICAGO’S A TOWN OF MANY MONIKERS — Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, Second City and, as poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “hog butcher for the world.” While each speaks to the city’s history as an industrial powerhouse led by fast-talking politicos, none of these nicknames does justice to Chi-town’s cleanness, greenness or top-notch culinary scene. Exploring the patchwork of neighborhoods and expansive outdoor spaces will give you a sense of the city’s past, present and future. It’s an understated—and quintessentially American—megalopolis, where Midwestern hospitality meets big-city worldliness. Spend a few days wandering around and you won’t just want to stay longer—you’ll probably want to move here.

One Response to “Three Perfect Days: Chicago”

  1. Dave Says:
    April 3rd, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    On my first visit to Chicago, I did spend a few days there and you were right! I wanted to MOVE there. I have since been back more than 20 times and each time is a new adventure. I love it there!

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