Illinois
Chicago
Highly recommended
Chicago The Essential
Highly recommended
Brawny and muscular, the commercial center of the American Midwest occupies a strategic position on the southern end of Lake Michigan at the point where the heartland meets the Great Lakes. Residences, office towers, commercial structures and industrial installations crowd Chicago's shorelines along with some of the inland US's loveliest beaches and parks. Architectural gems, both modern and historic, punctuate the uban skyline, and the "Second City" boasts numerous world-class museums and performing ensembles along with professional sports teams and leading universities, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the US.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Despite some grumbling about its cost
120 minutes
Magnificent Mile
Magnificent Mile
This promenade along North Michigan
60 minutes
Field Museum of Natural History
Field Museum of Natural History
This world-class natural history
120 minutes
Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry
This noisy hall of wonders and widgets
180 minutes
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
The AIC is one of the great museums of
180 minutes
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
Crowned by a metallic proscenium arch
60 minutes