Lives in United States
Since Feb. 2010
I am the founder and owner of http://MomsGuideToTravel.com where I write about family travel and provide concierge services to family travelers. I'm slightly obsessed with wanderlust. I have been traveling on my own since I was 13. I'm from New York but have lived in several different cities and states: Florence, The Hague, Atlanta, Maryland, Palo Alto, San Diego, just to name a few. I visit other cities like Chicago, London, D.C., and Charleston often.
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Biking Trails, Hiking Trails
Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Buckingham Fountain is impressive in size yet still maintains artistic beauty. Located in the heart of the city, it’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, with the backdrop of the lake and several other attractions promising a good view. Its timed water displays, complete with lights, are a particularly romantic crowd-pleaser.
The Lakefront Trail is one of the best locations in the city to take in Chicago’s picturesque skyline and architecture. Runners, bikers, and walkers populate the trail in search of fitness or just a leisurely time outdoors. Enjoy fireworks displays as you cruise along the lakefront by boat, or simply stroll along the trail, arm in arm.
The opera bellows romance and this is an amazing venue in which to enjoy it. The Lyric Opera House is a stunningly beautiful piece of architecture with pitch perfect acoustics, and its classical atmosphere is a real city treasure, made to be shared.
Arguably the best restaurant in Chicago for deep dish pizza, Giordano’s has been serving its delicious version of this local favorite for 40 years. The crust on the deep dish pizzas are flaky, buttery and absolutely perfect for sharing.
For a 360 degree panoramic view of Chicago, carve out some time to visit Skydeck. A movie prior to your journey will educate you on the history of Chicago, before you're promptly whisked up 103 floors to the top of the Willis Tower — enough to sweep anyone off their feet!
For a fine dining experience that you'll always remember, dine at Alinea's. Although you'll pay a premium to dine here, it's an experience not to be missed. Dishes are plated beautifully and the chef takes you on a journey of new discoveries through his many unique menu offerings.