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*mode of transport- rental car, Uber, bigbus*Places visited- Architecture river cruise Chicago, Millenium park, Cloud gate, Navy pier, Adler planetarium, Buckingham fountain*Food- Navy pier food court, Giordano's pizzaThe first order of business for the day was to rush to Navy Pier for the architecture cruise. We parked the car same as the previous day and took an Uber to Navy Pier. We were lucky enough to reach just in time for the cruise to start.Shoreline architecture river cruise of Chicago is the best thing you can do in Chicago and you should never ever miss it. Chicago is a city built of the Chicago river which is basically a system of rivers and canals throughout the city and connected to lake Michigan. So the tour takes you through these canals and sails you through the history of the high rises that dot the river sides and make up the heart of Chicago. It was a pretty informative ride, plentiful with the past history of Chicago river and city, the architects behind the scenes of the tall buildings and the hidden facts about their works. The ride is almost 2 and half hours long but you never got once get bored as you are already busy marvelling the cityscapes. So after the cruise we roamed around Navy Pier for a while clicking pictures and had our lunch at the food court. Charred pepperoni pizza and lemon honey chicken! There are some spots at Navy Pier like the Ferris wheel and tall ship windy and a theatre which you can visit if you have time on your hands.From here we headed to Adler planetarium but found that it was closed by the time we reached. It closes pretty early 4pm to be precise. And seeing as the sun sets after 9pm in Chicago you are bound to lose track of time. But must visit for this place as it offers the best view of Chicago Skyline. After a photo session here we hopped onto the big bus and headed to the last stop for today- cloud gate and millennium park.Big bus tours run every half an hour or so and on selected routes and are a great way to go around the city and also if you don't get off they still take you around all the touristy spots with live commentary in the background. Hop on hop off couldn't have been easier.Now obviously Cloud gate is a landmark sculpture in Chicago made by artist Anish Kapoor. So it's bound to be crowded. Very crowded. So make sure you head up there early morning if you don't like crowds. Also in the same spot is millennium park and gardens where concerts and stuff are usually conducted. Also a 5 minute walk from here is the Buckingham fountain right in the middle of Grant park built after the Latona fountain in Versailles. It's one of the biggest fountains and one the artistic landmarks. Don't miss these places in your chicago itinerary. And they don't take up much time either.It was almost evening time so we headed to Giordano's to try the famous Chicago deep dish pizza. Even for take away you gotta wait for atleast half an hour for the pizza. Is that crowded. We opted for the Chicago classic deep dish pizza. And what came was a mouthwatering 2cm thick, 3 layered cheese pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms and topped with the most plentiful serving of house pizza sauce. Two slices of it and trust me it are done for the meal. Its that heavy on the stomach. But just the same titillating on the taste buds.#architecturerivercruise , #chicagoarchitecturerivercruise , #shorelinesmiles , #navypier , #cloudgate , #cloudgatechicago , #milleniumpark , #buckinghamfountain , #grantpark , #adlerplanetarium , #bigbuschicago , #bigbushoponhopoff , #giordanospizza , #chicagoclassicdeepdish , #windycity

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Best time to visit Chicago is from April to May and October

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