Friday is the grand reveal for the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and to call it early, I’m going to say Chicago.
Disclaimer: The author of Check-In, Check-Out is a full-time, almost decade-long resident of the Windy City, and damn proud of it.
Why wouldn’t I want to show off my adopted hometown?
While the games are years off, it’s a sure bet that Chicago vacation rentals will play a big part of housing. In fact, I predict a rush on Chicago vacation condos suddenly populating this site and others, thanks to folks seeking their piece of the rings. Travelers shouldn’t be discouraged if they don’t land a room downtown–our neighborhoods along the glorious Lake Michigan coastline are our best-kept secrets, brimming with any kind of ethnic food you could ever want, legendary sports teams and funky shops.
Wrigleyville. Edgewater. Hyde Park.
Ever heard of it? It’s a certain president’s former zip code.
And he’ll be in Copenhagen to lead the charge. Here’s hoping for gold tomorrow.