While you may not see history in the making when Barack Obama gets sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, you can experience Chicago, the loveable metropolis he just left. Stay in this vacation condo to still be downtown but not pay downtown prices or any one of the many Chicago vacation homes available on our site.
The 45th-floor apartment is close to Grant Park, where Obama gave hundreds of thousands of people in this city a lump in their throats when he emerged victorious on Nov. 4. When you’re done getting a photo of that famous venue, hop in a cab to Manny’s, one of his old haunts, or if you like fine dining, Blackbird, for stylized eats.
At the end of the nights, sit by the floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the twinkling skyline that makes Chicago a world-class destination.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.