Merry Christmas from Inspire Flyer! Today’s destination is Chicago, which has a wealth of things for visitors to see and do. With an iconic skyline facing out over Lake Michigan, the legendary gangs of the prohibition era and a thriving cultural scene, there is something for every taste.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best art museums in the USA, with big hitters by Seurat and Hopper. Download the app to select a bespoke audio tour based on your own interests. Afterwards, hit the shops on Michigan Avenue for classy boutiques, high-end designers and huge department stores. If the weather is good, hop over to the Oak Street Beach for glorious sandy beaches, volleyball, and sunbathing. On chillier days, go over to Navy Pier instead, where you can enjoy funfair rides, IMAX movies, and great views over the lake and the city from the Ferris wheel. The pier is also home to several cruise boat companies which can take you around Lake Michigan and along the Chicago river.

Chicagoans are fanatical about sport and you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid getting caught up in the excitement surrounding a big game. Find out more about the history of the city’s baseball team, The Cubs, with a tour of the Wrigley Field baseball stadium. It’s one of the oldest baseball grounds in the USA and has kept many of it’s more retro features, such as a hand-cranked scoreboard and ivy-covered walls. Dedicated fans can even book on a tour hosted by former players to get the inside gossip on life behind the scenes of Major League Baseball.

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