Chicago was by far my favourite place. Seattle was very close, (see my Seattle post) but I fell in love with Chicago the minute I got there. I stayed in the area of Wicker Park and found this really cool and quite a hipster area. I was here on the last week of September, yet for some reason this year, it was about 30 degrees!! Which was soooo nice, but also really uncommon for Chicago. So
I visited the famous “Bean” on my first day. This was actually much cooler than I expected it to be! It was designed by a famous architect and reflects the city. This was in a cool area, it wasn’t too far from the Chicago River, and is surrounded by restaurants and many other attractions too, it’s just over all a good area to start off in.
This is honestly the most beautiful river I have seen. It’s so unusual seeing a river in the middle of a city. (I know that sounds stupid because I live in London and am right next to the River Thames – but the Chicago river as you can see is a gorgeous colour and it just looks so peaceful. So I decided to go kayaking with an Australian girl I met there! It was so much fun!!
This is another place that I found breath taking. It looked incredible and I really think the weather helped. I went right up to the edge of the water and you can just see water forever.
Chicago was overall just a really interesting place. And had so much culture too. I would massively recommend visiting here in the summer. I’m definitely going back and I’ll go in the other seasons too!!!