Chicago, incorporated as a city in 1837, is the third largest city in the United States and also one of the most dynamic. It is densely populated by residents with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and abounds in historical sites, art galleries, restaurants, theaters, beaches, and lakefronts. Boredom is not an option in this ever-transforming city.
Compelling Chicago has something for every mood and interest. The Art Institute of Chicago and The Chicago Cultural Center are a must for art lovers. History buff shouldn’t miss Lincoln Park, home of the Alexander Hamilton Monument and the Alfred Calwell Lily Pool. Beaches and lakes await sun-worshipers while the Burnham Nature Sanctuary and Columbus Park Lagoon and Woodland beckon nature-lovers. Sports fans, eco-tourists, and the academically inclined will find something to love in Chicago, too.