Why We Love It
Will the Windy City blow you away with its global feel and exquisite Chicago shopping experience? We think so.
Why? As the third most populous city behind New York and LA, Chicago is huge. So it goes without saying there’ll be plenty to eat, see, do, and buy.
Named “The World’s Best City for Having It All” by Time Out, it truly has a little something for everyone. Sports fans will revel in the fact that Chicago has a professional sports team for every major professional sports league. First-timers will love checking out Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, some of which give off a quintessential small-town feel.
Chicago shopping is known around the country, and one of its best shopping districts is located right in the heart of the city. The Magnificent Mile has over 450 retailers and is nestled downtown amongst the skyscrapers and tourists that visit the city every year, all year, no matter the weather.
And if you’re in need of a slower pace, it’s all about the city’s iconic neighborhoods. There’s a European feel and a thriving small business community in Lincoln Square and the Ravenswood corridor. While a more specific taste of Sweden—including neighborhood festivities, sidewalk sales, and tons of locally owned businesses—awaits in Andersonville.
Shop and dine amongst the Victorian row houses in Lincoln Park, head to River North for art and home furnishings, and delve into the world of indie boutiques and eclectic finds in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, and Roscoe Village.
Chicago is very much a go-where-the-wind-takes-you kind of city. With so much to do, so many indie shops to support, and so much culture to take in, it’ll be hard to keep your feet on the ground.
- The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backwards.
- Chicago is home to 26 miles of lakefront with 25 beaches.
- The city of culture and festivities Chicago hosts more than 30 food festivals, 400 neighborhood festivals, 40 film festivals, 9 downtown parades, and 18 neighborhood parades all annually.