Another popular attraction when in Chicago is a visit to the Willis Tower, previously known as the Sears Tower. So why would a skyscraper be part of your itinerary while in the Windy City? It's because of the SkyDeck or Ledge, a glass balcony out of the 103rd balcony. Yes, it's all glass, even the floor you're stepping on.
I and Travel Buddy on the SkyDeck/Ledge of the Willis Tower.
Visiting Chicago wouldn't be enough without the customary selfie or photo opp with the art installation called Cloud Gate, or popularly know as The Bean. And that's coming from a traveler unless a local would say otherwise. It is but one of the many art installations in Millenium Park, located on North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It was somewhat of a walk, 15 minutes from where we were staying, not too bad if it weren't only from the frigid weather. We figured that walking would let us appreciate the beauty of the metropolis more than taking a taxi or Uber. So off we hiked 0.6 miles of pedestrian lanes.
Chicago has always been a possible vacation destination for me. For one, I have several physical therapy friends who work in The Windy City. Second, because of The Bean. Yeah, that large metallic art installation that has become synonymous of sorts when talking about Chicago. So in trying to get away from the cold, blizzard-like conditions about to wreak havoc in Maryland, Chicago became one of the two stopovers en route to my Hawaii getaway. My colleagues found it funny that I was going to the cold that was Maryland to the more frigid Windy City!