Chicago has been called many things over the years — the Second City, the Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, Gem of the Prairie, and so on. You might also call it Paradise. How else to describe a city where you can see some of the country’s greatest architecture, scarf gooey deep-dish pizza, hear a blues concert or an opera, thrill at the sight of a tank full of sharks, and cheer on a baseball team all in one day? And that’s just scratching the surface!
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Want to experience the city like a local. Try this fun walking tour from the Chicago River to Lake Michigan cuts across the Loop, the city’s historical heart and home to its greatest buildings and parks.