Facing Lake Michigan, the third largest city in the United States will impress you with its density, skyscrapers, beaches and cosmopolitan population. Industrial city, financial center, major communication center, Chicago attracts millions of visitors each year. No wonder why! On all levels, it fascinates, captivates and strikes the imagination. Whatever your passions and tastes are, you will certainly find something to satisfy your curiosity in the economic capital of the American Midwest.
Visitors from all over the world come to Chicago, the hometown of modern buildings, for its cityscapes and architectural wonders. From historic monuments to masterpieces of contemporary technology, Chicago will certainly blow your mind. You could visit the Cloud Gate, nicknamed "The Bean", an urban stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor, located at Millennium Park, which appears in many movies. Get your cameras!
With over 7,500 hectares of park space, two magnificent gardens, Garfield Park and Lincoln Park, 42 km of shoreline and over 600 hectares of natural areas, Chicago lives up to its motto "a city in a garden". All this nature gives it a magical and romantic touch! Whether you are traveling alone, with your partner or with your family, there are many places to recharge your batteries and have fun within the Windy City.
Chicago is home to over 400 fashion designers and 375 independent boutiques. This is the shopping capital of the United States! All the big brands have a foothold there. There really is something for all tastes... and all budgets! So, after you've strolled the Magnificent Mile, the city's main tourist artery, and spent some time at Navy Pier, by Lake Michigan, drop by the shops to pick up a little souvenir for your loved ones. You will make people jealous!
Chicago is world-renowned for its museums - there are over 40 throughout the city. Two are particularly impressive: the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. The first explores art dating from 1945 to the present with a strong emphasis on surrealism, minimalism, conceptual photography, and local artworks. The second is one of the most important art museums on the planet with more than 300,000 artworks. It presents an imposing impressionist and post-impressionist collection. There you can admire Van Gogh's and Seurat's artworks, among others. The museum has even around thirty Monet masterpieces! It’s a must-see.
The country's official currency is the U.S. dollar. It can be obtained at any ATM. Remember to notify your banking institution of the dates of your stay if you plan to use your cards in the United States.
Electrical outlets used in the United States are the same as in Canada.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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