The Votes Are In – Chicago Takes All.

Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards were ranked earlier this month. Over 300,000 readers voted on the best big city for 2018, and Chicago came out on top. This is a big deal for Chicago. It’s the first time in the 30 years that Chicago has ranked as the top city. Chicago residents are proud that their town has earned its long-awaited for recognition. If you have yet to visit Chicago, now is the time to do so.

Chicago earned traveler attention because of the increasing number of new hotels and hot foodie spots. They are anticipating over 54 million visitors in the coming year.

Chicago Ranks - Windy City

Check out these traveler favorites in the Windy City.

The Art Institute of Chicago is in central Grant Park and a true fine art experience. It’s one of the United States’ biggest and oldest art museums. You can walk through displays of 20th-century Japanese paintings or modern Indian artwork all under the same roof.While you are here, also be sure to try some of their famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza. We’d vote Chicago as the top city for their pizza alone. Trust us, it’s that good.

Ride to the top of the Willis Tower, overall a 110-story skyscraper. Also known as the Sears Tower, this building offers unsurpassed views of the city. Afterwards, visit the Cloud Gate, a popular tourist attraction. This bean-shaped sculpture was inspired by liquefied mercury and offers an unconventional reflection of the city skyline. Cloud Gate is the best spot to take the traditional tourist pictures.

Make the trip to Chicago soon to explore all of these sights and more. There are endless activities found in every corner of this city. Enjoy the fast-paced energy and the diverse population.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.


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