• It’s a sports-lovers paradise! We have the Cubs and the White Sox, the Bears, the Bulls and the Blackhawks. Plus, Chicago sports fans are awesome.

• For a land-locked city, we sure do have a lot of water! Take a stroll beside the Chicago River or on the bike paths along Lake Michigan. It’s like having an oasis in the middle of a bustling city.

• Our architecture is breathtaking. From the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station to the John Hancock building, it’s some of the best that America has to offer.

• We love our food here, both high end and low. Chicago is home to cutting edge restaurants like the award-winning Alinea and is also a great place to pick up a slice of deep dish pizza.

• There are so many cultural attractions, it’s hard to choose. There’s the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, just to name a few.

• Chicago is also home to a number of first-class academic institutions, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University and more.

• Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique identity. Explore Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, South Loop and a variety of others to discover which best suits your personality.

• Chicago loves animals! We offer an abundance of dog parks, as well as pet-friendly restaurants and bars. O’Hare International Airport even offers an AstroTurf park where dogs can relieve themselves.