Once again, the remarkable city of Chicago was rewarded the designation of Best Big City by Conde Nast Traveler.  The list is compiled from the Reader’s Choice Awards and in 2020, by a record setting 750,000, adventure-seeking travelers.  This not only means Chicago is a great city to visit now, but that it holds a long-standing recognition of sustained tourism, outstanding attractions and the development of new and creative things to do, to keep people coming back.

What makes Chicago shine and stand out from the rest?  While we can’t cover every reason, here are some of the notable features that makes this metropolis so extraordinary.

The Extensive Food Scene

Deep dish pizza bubbling with cheese, hot dogs topped with celery salt, onions and pickles, and fragrant sweet and salty popcorn, are some of the most iconic of the legendary “Chicago – Style” offerings.  We also find some of the top-rated Italian restaurants in America, serving up the timeless classics, in addition to having the prestigious honor of being home to 25 Michelin star restaurants.

Outdoor Parks & Attractions

The extensive number of outdoor activities and experiences available makes the city very appealing. Explore the beautiful Riverwalk, paddle a kayak down the Chicago River or snap photos at the famous Cloud Gate (The Bean) located in Millennium ParkTake in first class concerts and events held in the memorable Jay Pritzker Bandshell Pavilion or shop along Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile that is packed with over 45 historic landmarks.

World Renowned Museums & Art

There are over 65 different museums in Chicago that satisfy a wide variety of interests.  Many have unique event space and feature a wide range of exhibits that showcase historical information about the city and also history from around the world. The windy city is home to one of the top 40 Best museums of the world in addition to the famous Art Institute and exciting Museum of Science and Industry that sits on 14 acres of lake front land.


Chicago is recognized for its iconic skyline and bold skyscrapers.  The dramatic views from street level are definitely one of the reasons many people want to experience Chi-Town.  The world’s first skyscraper was constructed in the 1800’s in Chicago.  Now demolished, it still gives Chicago the status of being a highly innovative space for design.  There are at least 10 “history-making” buildings, that puts this award-winning city on the list as a strong leader in architecture around the globe.

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