Chicago

Chicago #2: Millenium park and a cruise by night !

If there is one place not to be missed during a trip in Chicago, it’s definitely the Millennium Park! I spent the all morning there! A real green lung, as Central Park is to New York. I wandered from south to north, first along the waterfront of Michigan Lake, then on the inside trails. Many things to discover: sculptures, the Buckingham Fountain, a beautiful view with the buildings, the impressive architecture of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the famous “Cloud Gate” (aka “Bean,” but this nickname is less charming…) from Anish Kapoor.

Then, as a sports fan, I decided to spend the afternoon at the United Center (where the Chicago Bullsbasketball team is playing) where I went using a Uber taxi (about $ 10-15, from the Millemium Park). After a few pictures of Michael Jordan statue, which is outside the stadium, I joined the city center by walking. I wanted to discover how life was in residential areas, but there isn’t that much to say.

No more walking, instead I took a boat (my feet said thank you)!!! I waited for the twilight to enjoy the cruise on the Chicago River … and it was a great idea! Indeed, I discovered the city from a different perspective and with a different light. I highly recommend this attraction because the boat team is giving many information regarding architecture, and the view is really stunning at night (you have to go to the Navy Pier to book the cruise “75-Minute Cruise Architecture” it will cost you $35 per adults).

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