Located in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is the nation's third largest city, yet it retains a reputation for Midwestern hospitality. Culturally, Chicago has few equals, with an amazing combination of music, museums, sports and recreational opportunities.
Musical opportunities include the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera and free concerts in Grant Park and the new Millenium Park on the shore of Lake Michigan. Summertime in the city includes a variety of neighborhood festivals, activities at Navy Pier and events such as the Taste of Chicago, the Air and Water Show, Blues Fest, and Jazz Fest. The city's network of museums and zoos include the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium and the Lincoln Park Zoo. As for sports, Chicago is home to numerous professional teams, including the Bulls, Bears, Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawks. Chicago also hosts numerous athletic events including the world famous Chicago Marathon and Chicago Triathlon to name a few. Lake Michigan, with its 29 miles of shoreline and variety of water activates, is also nearby.
Visit the official City of Chicago website.