I visited Chicago in Sep’15 on a business trip but managed to see the sights too.

Chicago is all about food, architecture, culture, history and design. Located on Lake Michigan It has something for everyone.

The skyline is amazing! I took a boat trip out on Lake Michigan which gives you a great perspective of the city from the water.  The boat then heads up the river where you get breath taking views of the city’s architecture.

During my stay I passed through Millennium Park most days the home to one of the cities iconic landmarks the sculptor Anish Kapoor’s 110-ton Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”), it is quite something to see.


Formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, 360 Chicago offers dining, sights and an interactive tour far above the city streets. From 1,000 feet up on the 94th floor, you can see up to 55 miles out and four states—you’ll feel as if you’re along for the ride as you watch airplanes whiz by. A recent addition is the Tilt attraction, which allows visitors to step onto an enclosed platform that extends from the building at a 30 degree angle.

The Navy Pier is worth a walk along.  It is very touristy and features shops, restaurants, a cinema and a lots of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park is home to a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, plus an old-fashioned swing ride and 18-hole mini-golf course. You’ll also find the Chicago Children’s Museum and a rotating roster of live entertainment on the Family Pavilion Stage. Most offerings may not turn locals on, but the seasonal events, indoor activities and great people-watching provide plenty of entertainment, no matter what the weather.

Getting There
United Airlines fly direct from Edinburgh.