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Chicago, Illinois, USA

A weekend in the Windy City

There's way more to Chicago than a murky mafia past and a city center packed with skyscrapers. A weekend trip to Chicago gives you plenty of time to explore what this historic and interesting destination has to offer. Get your bearings in the city by taking the elevator to the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, where a viewing platform provides a stunning 360-degree panorama. There's even a glass wall that tilts you out over the city streets, 1,000 feet in the air. If you don't have a head for heights, take to two wheels and explore the Lakefront Trail by bike. Leave time for stops at the city's green spaces, especially at Lincoln Park with its free zoo, as well as famous Millennium Park with the even more famous Cloud Gate aka "Bean" sculpture. Sports fans can catch a game with the NFL's Chicago Bears or the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Finally, all that exploring will help you work up an appetite for Chicago's classic deep dish pizza. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria serves the best pizza pies in town, and it's the perfect place to round off your Chicago getaway.

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