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Easy Escapes: Chicago
Nigel Tisdall recommends a short break to President Obama's hometown
Nigel Tisdall recommends a short break to President Obama’s hometown
Why go?One of America’s great metropolises, Chicago has given the world all manner of wonderful things including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, mail order catalogues, the Pill, the beehive hairdo, house music, Oprah − and, unmissably, the skyscraper.
When?Set on the southwest corner of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a city of climatic extremes with sub-zero winters and baking hot summers. It’s worth a visit any time but your experience will vary considerably according to the season.
Pictured: Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park
You really must…Take the high-speed elevator to the Skydeck of the super-tall Willis Tower (theskydeck.com) then step out onto a transparent ledge set 1,353 feet above the street. Too scary? Then whizz up to the equally panoramic Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center (signatureroom.com) where, thank goodness, there’s a bar… Be sure to ride on the city’s rattling old ‘L’ (elevated) railway − the Brown Line offers a cheap scenic loop. For an introduction to the many great buildings join an expert-led tour run by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (architecture.org), or for something more off-the-beaten-track check out chicagodetours.com.
Stay at:If you want to do things in style, the 339-room Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (trumpchicagohotel.com, doubles from £287) is set beside the Chicago River in a gleaming building that soars to 92 storeys and offers knockout views, faultless service, a lavish spa and huge rooms.
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