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Quick Immersion City Guides: Chicago, USA!
Why: Set in Lake Michigan, Chicago is renowned for it's architecture, museums, public art, food and sports teams. "Choose Chicago" urges their tourism board and indeed, why not. With a downtown waterfront, world class dining, shopping, modern skyscrapers and landmark buildings, Chicago is a bustling, dynamic city for a getaway.
What: Start with three totally free activities that are ranked as much-loved local favorites. Check out the Lincoln Park Zoo with stunning skyline views without spending a cent, it's always open and always free. Head over to Millennium Park with extensive public art installations, free concerts, films, a wading pool and in winter an ice rink, either bring your own skates or rent a pair for a nominal fee. Be sure to save an afternoon for Navy Pier, set in 50 acres of parkland with a boardwalk, amusement park, shops, restaurants and firework displays every Wednesday and Sunday throughout summer.
Where: The Drake Hotel, located close to Navy Pier is an historic, classic Chicago landmark and experience. Ideally located in a prime downtown location, the Drake is ideal for exploring all the city has to offer while soaking up the atmosphere and history of this beloved hotel, all without breaking the bank. The Drake is a grand old lady with fabulous views of Lake Michigan and daily afternoon tea in the Palm Court, complete with a harpist. They don't make hotels like this anymore!