Landing in Chicago, you'll soon find yourself immersed in the largest city in the Midwest, alive with commerce, packed with great architecture, laden with the arts, and topped off with the Magnificent Mile, one of the world's glitziest shopping boulevards. Start with breakfast at Lou Mitchell's where the original Route 66 began, before you take a trip with the Chicago Trolley Company to familiarize yourself with the city. The more than 300,000 masterworks at The Art Institute of Chicago are a must see. The Museum of Science and Industry lets you get up close and personal with a coal mine or a German U-boat. Before you leave the windy city, be sure to eat a meal at McCormick & Schmick's.
Chicago's premier Museum Campus of world class facilities includes the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum, home of the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered. You can get a great view of the city from the Sears Tower, the Skydeck Chicago and The John Hancock Observatory with it's sweeping views spanning the 4 states of Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois.