The city with an exciting history!! Blues and Jazz was the emerging music scene in the 1920's and is still a huge part of Chicago today. Gangsters and prohibition was also a large part of the city's history, 17 of the most notorious mobsters were from Chicago! Al Capone and John Dillinger being the most infamous!
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 almost destroyed the historic buildings except for a famous few that survived - the most notable the "Water Tower".
Time has mellowed this historic city as well as the reconstruction after the fire had produced some of the most beautiful architecture in United States. Today you can wander the downtown area and witness the architectural wonders first hand, as well as have fun visiting the historic "hang-outs and speak-easy's" of days gone by. Chicago is word renowned for its museums and what a diverse display of interesting things they have to offer!! I was lucky enough to recently visit Chicago and meandered the areas around the Magnificent Mile enjoying the history, sights and great food and now I cannot wait to showcase this city to our ladies on our group tour this September!!!