The carol “Silver Bells” surely must have been referring to Chicago–no offense Manhattan–in its lyric, “It’s Christmastime in the city.”
No big city does it better when it comes to holiday style.
And I’d like to see the economic slowdown as a plus for hardcore shoppers to take advantage of all the deals on the Magnificent Mile, what has to be the most sparkly, elegant thoroughfare during the season in the U.S. While the street is mostly mainstream stores that you would find in other American cities–everything from Saks to Eddie Bauer–its beauty is unmatched.
This Chicago vacation condo is within walking distance from Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, Millenium Park and a free trolley that takes tourists to all the downtown landmarks.
This two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental peeps out to the lake and the architechural gems that make the Second City an incredible getaway year-round.
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.