S.J.WI still reckon Chicago is the coolest city in America.
i live in the burbs of chicago, yeah the city is cool and all, but theres much better shit to see elsewhere than a fucking metal bean and a starbucks on every corner.
that being said, if you do happen to wander into the city of chicago...
in the summer time, the boat tours off of Michigan Ave. that deal with architecture are always full of some pretty neat facts and give you a different look of the city. also, if you enjoy shopping at expensive designer stores and also like to get fucked by a ridiculous sales tax, Chicago has that too. The air and water show is coming up soon, and that is always pretty fun. and yes, there are beaches if you are unfamiliar with geography and don't know this fine city sits on one of the great lakes. and trust me, it gets hot as all fucking hell here, just a heads up. Navy Pier is also a fun place to visit.
The city is always a treat to go to in the winter as well, ice skating in Millennium park is fun and just walking around and taking in the sights of holiday decorations along Michigan ave and State street is cool as well. The Building formerly owned by Marshall Fields puts up a nice set of holiday displays, as well as the massive tree in Daley Plaza.
visiting the Sears (Willis) and John Hancock towers is a pretty common yet cool attraction as well.
not to mention we have some pretty cool museums here,
The Field Museum is SUPER COOL, they are geared towards more biology/earth sciences but also have a great deal of cool artifacts from humans as well. I was lucky enough to tour the entire facility and got to go into the basement and they have a great deal of stuff not on display to the public and man was that an experience.
The Museum of Science and Industry is a lot of engineering and industrial sciences but also have some earth science/human biology portions as well if i recall correctly. They have a ton of neat things there, definitely a place i would recommend visiting.
The Art Institute is also another great museum, its no Louvre but its pretty damn close. They have some really cool pieces of art in all different forms from many different artists. Many of the artists featured are very well known and its another neat place.
We also have the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, both really cool places but i'd be lying if i said i've been to either recently enough to share my experiences.
our sports teams are also half decent, the hawks are the fucking 2016 Golden State Warriors of hockey every goddamn year and it is awesome, the cubs don't suck and the sox are on and off in terms of suckage. the bulls are a half decent first round of playoffs team consistently every year, but my beloved bears just aren't up to par just yet, im sure Jay Cutler will get things turned around eventually.
aaaaannnnddddd there is a restaurant called 'BadHappy' or something like that that specializes in poutine. owners were pretty chill if i recall correctly. we also have 1000s of other world class restaurants too.
aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnddddd goose island makes a special beer only available in chicago if
you're into that.
i love the city and if you do ever wander into chicago you can definitely keep busy.
sorry if something doesn't make sense, i'm tired right now.