Chicago, Illinois came about as our destination for our Spring Break in 2018 because of Rani. Rani plays cello in her school orchestra and they were participating at the Chicago International Music Festival at the beginning of their spring break, so we decided to stop by Chicago to see her orchestra perform and combine it with a weekend visit to the Windy City.
The best way to see the sites in this city is walking and exploring all that Chicago has to offer. Downtown, the Chicago River north area, the theatre district, and the area known as the Magnificent Mile are all perfect for a walking tour.
Here is a look at the sites we saw as we walked and explored the city of Chicago.
Chicago River North
Walking over the bridge is cold and windy as ever 🌬💨
The Theatre District
Spring Festival at Macy’s Department Store
To bring a splash of spring to wintery Chicago, Macy’s department store had a flower show with spring flowers on display at their flagship store in downtown. Most of the Chicagoans we talked to were complaining that even they were tiered of the cold winter and were ready to put away their winter coats.
The entire first floor was decorated with springtime color and splashes of flowers to urge spring to arrive!
A grand spring scene welcomed visitors to the open and airy atrium at the center of the department store.
The ceiling of this gorgeous atrium was made of turquoise and pearly mosaic tiles. Just beautiful!
Showers of butterflies dangled from the beautiful atrium ceiling to usher in spring.
Walked by Millennium Park and the Bean
Checked out the American Writers Museum
Stopped by the Art Institute of Chicago
Last stop, the Chicago Symphony Hall to see Rani’s school orchestra perform.
Chicago on foot is a wonderful way to see the windy city.
Next blog post: The American Writers Museum.