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The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

Jill Hare, Kevin Powers | Monster Worldwide

May 13, 2011

#22: Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a great city year-round, but it’s even more perfect in the summer. When there’s no snow to shovel, the Chicago streets are fabulous for walking. Head to Millennium Park, a beautiful landscape sandwiched between skyscrapers and Lake Michigan. Take a blanket and sit on the huge lawn and enjoy many of the free concerts offered over the summer. Walk around an enjoy the outdoor art sculptures, including Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, a 110-ton elliptical sculpture with a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates that reflect Chicago’s skyline. If you get hot, head on over to the Crown Fountain. Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain showcases images of Chicago’s residents while water flows out from their open mouths. If you want some adventure by the sea, walk down to Navy Pier and ride the Ferris Wheel or just sit on the dock and enjoy the spectacular view.

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