Chicago, Illinois has an abundance of photo opportunities and limitless things to see and do. Lake Michigan is a gem. The skyline could be the most dramatic in the United States. Different architectural styles form a bold distinct character that make up Chicago. It's worth the price of admission to go up the Sears Tower and Hancock buildings for great views and good photos.
Don't miss Millenium Park and "The Bean" - a mesmerizing sculpture. There is no shortage of museums, theatres, sporting venues, shopping centers and restaurants in the Windy City. One could see much of downtown Chicago area by taking cabs, train or on foot.
The summer is a great time to visit as you can take a scenic boat tour down the Chicago River or spend the day at one of the zoos or Lake Michigan beaches. When the weather turns cold and windy, check out the Art Institute which has many famous pieces including "American Gothic" and "Nighthawks".