WRITTEN BY: MOHNA VAID
Visiting Chicago in April is a gamble because the city switches weather more than the catwalk changes clothes. Mother Nature blessed us with a sunny weekend that had the windy city skyline gleaming. If you’re in town do your self a favour and hop on the boat cruise. You’ll snake through the Chicago river as a Chicago native let’s you in on the history of the mid-west metropolis. It’s one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the U.S and it smells like nature’s perfume.
The marvels of engineering can be found along the river as numerous buildings were erected on top of a fully functioning railway line that makes it’s way throught the city. Being first timers you know a deep dish pizza was in order. A small pie at Lou Malnati’s was a dinner for 2 but I devoured that whole thang like a famished Michael Phelps. Garfield Park conservatory is a must if you’re a fan of lush environments.
The lush flora and fauna create an aromatic and evergreen environment which is much appreciated when the weather outside is brisk and chilly. End the tour off with going up the Hancock tower, skip the Willis as it has a $26 visitation fee. As you shoot up the Hanock, get seated and order some bubbly at the restaurant while you take in the Chi-town skyline.