City Design Tour
City Design Tour
The third most populated city in the United States,
Chicago is famous for its architecture, art and — do
we even have to say it (deep dish pizza – scroll down
for more on that). A few things you might not know: it’s home
to the world’s most completeTyrannosaurus Rex skeleton (The
Field Museum. It’s named Sue.), their rapid-transit rail system
is not the subway but the “L,” and it’s where Route 66 begins
— or ends, depending on what direction you’re coming from.
Traveling to the Windy City? We’re here to help! Read on.
The last Mies van der Rohe-designed office building, this is the youngest building in the city to receive landmark status.
A 52-story tower, the hotel features sleek interiors and a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Guests who stay in this
luxury location are minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, and the Magnificent Mile.
Art Institute of Chicago
With over 300,000 works of art, the institute’s Director, James Rondeau, says that they have stayed true to the
founding mission from 1879: “to collect, preserve, and interpret works of art of the highest quality from across
the globe for the inspiration and education of our visitors.” It’s one of the most visited museums in the world and
is famous for being featured in the 1986 movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” artic.edu
Julius Meinl Coffee Bar
The 150-year-old Vienna-based coffee roaster gives patrons get a taste of European refinement. True to Viennese
coffeehouse culture, the bar promotes socializing and sharing of ideas. They want you to feel at home — and write
some poetry while you’re at it. meinlus.com instagram.com/meinl_america
Once an industrial wasteland, the idea to transform the land into a city park sprang up in the late 90s. The
result is a 24.5-acre urban oasis with world-class architecture, landscape design and art pieces. When you’re in
the neighborhood, check the park’s website for a list of free events, including concerts, exhibitions and tours.
Serving up authentic, Northern Mexican fare, the restaurant’s interior also pays homage to Mexican culture.
Exposed brick walls, custom-made wrought iron chandeliers and open kitchens with wood-burning grills create a
warm, comfortable and chic space that you won’t want to leave. moescantina.com
Founded in 1985, Blue Chicago is where you can go to hear real Chicago Blues — an electric style of Blues music
that was primarily developed from the migration of African Americans from the South to the Midwest. Located in
the heart of the River North entertainment district, put this legendary spot on your must-see list.
Best Deep Dish Pizza Places
The Art of Pizza
Louisa’s Pizza & Pasta
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: +1 (312) 644-9881
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