If you’re looking for a great American city break, then Chicago well and truly has it all. It’s got a rich and fascinating history (think Al Capone and the Prohibition era), plus world-class museums and galleries.
Foodies love it too – it’s famous for its many farmers markets and the quality of its restaurants (23 of them have Michelin stars!). But there are also a few surprises too: who knew that it also has 15 beaches where you can swim?
That last one is strictly for the summer however – in the winter Chicago gets bitterly cold, and we’d recommend visiting in the warmer months from May to late September.