A shiny metropolis where complete strangers ask you if you need directions? Only in the Midwest. Take in loads of friendliness, not to mention cool architecture and major museums.
- It's a great view … if you're a girl. One of the best views of the city is from the ladies' room in the Hancock Building's Signature Lounge. Tough luck, gentlemen.
- You can make your mark, just don't use profanity. Gino's East Pizza bakes pies-to-die-for and features patron-placed graffiti all over its walls and tables.
- Fond o' fondue, are you? Us too. Visit Geja's Cafe in Lincoln Park, a romantically-lit grotto with an astounding array of dip-able dining that also features flamenco and classical guitarists.