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Vacation Homes in Chicago Have a Lot to Offer

Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and the third most populated in the entire nation. As you might expect from a city with hundreds of years of history and nearly three million current residents, there is a wealth of activities and attractions available to those staying in Chicago vacation rentals. In an average year, Chicago attracts more than 30 million visitors from inside the United States alone; together, such tourists spend almost $12 billion per year in the city.

One of Chicago's great claims to fame is its shopping district. The "Magnificent Mile," well named for its hundreds of stores, provides upscale shopping for the discriminating traveler. The Chicago Cultural Center, which dates from the late 1800s was once the city's public library but now serves as the central Visitor Information center. Here, tourists can see a 38-foot wide dome made of Tiffany glass in the heyday of Chicago's glory days.

Each year, the Taste of Chicago festival attracts restaurateurs and gourmets to the city, long famed for its thousands of fine restaurants. A popular attraction all year long is the Art Institute of Chicago, along with Grant Park, which features the Buckingham Fountain, first installed in 1927. Winter visitors will be delighted to enjoy the outdoor ice rink in Millennium Park, which also hosts the Cloud Gate sculpture, famed for its reflections. Also in the park are two tall sculptures of glass. Known as the Crown Fountain, the towers display not just water effects but also LED imagery literally representing the "face" of Chicago.

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Lakeview / Wrigleville Area of Chicago

Posted by Kate Goldenberg on Monday, December 01, 2008
The North side residential area of Chicago is well-established area of the city with large amount of local restaurants, boutique shops, galleries, bars, clubs, theaters. The Southport corridor is an area with stylish European markets and cafes, movie theaters and eclectic restaurants. Wrigley is a section in the heart of the Lakeview area. The very east end of Lakeview is the lakefront - Public Park managed and maintained by the city of Chicago. The park goes along the lake front (lake Michigan is so large it feels like an ocean or sea). The park area by the Lakeview neighborhood has golf course, many open free tennis courts, bike trails, and bike rental, open space with beautiful Chicago skyline. The yacht club at the Belmont harbor is filled with boats - large and small. It is a great pleasure walking by the lake and being in one of the most beautiful recreation areas in the world, and at the same time feel the vibrant modern city near by. The skyline view is unbeatable!