COAST TO COAST DIARY: CHICAGO


The first city we stopped by on our USA trip was Chicago, the third populous city in US. To me, it's like a mini version of New York. It looks like NY, but there's less people on the streets, downtown is not dirty, and you don't need any kind of transportation, you can walk everywhere.
If you are visiting Chicago, I would recommend you to buy the City Pass which allows you to visit Museums, Sky Deck, Planetarium, Aquarium and all different stuff. The price is 90$ per person. BUT, be careful and first think if you really want to visit all of them. I'm telling you this because we bought the City Pass but we didn't use all the tickets, so for us, it would be cheaper if we were buying single tickets. And on their website, for example it says that the ticket for Skydeck is 40$ but it is actually 18$. So, calculate good before you buy Citypass.

If u ask me, places that I worth going to are:
SKYDECK  - This is so so exciting, one of the best things I've done in my life. I was so scared, I couldn't look down. I look calm on the picture and it seems I'm not afraid, but every time I was stepping on the glass, I was freaking out. So dope. And I heard that it is even better if you go there by night. 

SHEDD AQUARIUM - This was my first visit to a big aquarium and this is really nice. Especially the show with dolphins and whales. Loved it.

We also went to Planetarium, but I don't have any pictures from out there. It was SO boring, so uninteresting, so stupid. 
The only thing we wanted to visit, but we didn't is Museum of Science and History, because it was far, and you have to go by train. 

Other interesting things that you should see are Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, Michigan Ave, Millenium Bridge etc.
What's also very nice is taking a boat ride on Navy Pier so you can see the whole Chicago. We took a boat ride by night, and that was an amazing experience. 

Regarding hotels, I can't tell you anything special, because we were staying with our cousins from Chicago.


Prvi 'pit stop' na našoj mapi bio je Chicago, treći najnaseljeniji grad u Americi. Po meni, Chicago je kao mini verzija New York-a. Liči na NY, ali nema toliko ljudi na ulicama, centar grada nije tako prljav kao NY, i ono što mi se najviše svidja, ne treba vam prevoz, jer ceo downtown Čikaga možete prepešačiti.
Ako turistički posećujete Čikago, i želite da obiđete sve muzeje, Skydeck i ostalo, preporučujem vam da kupite Citypass, koji vam za cenu od 90$ omogućava ulaz na sva značajna mesta. Medjutim, pre nego što kupite isti, iskalkulišite dobro, realno sagledajte šta bi zaista želeli da posetite i koliko bi vas to koštalo. Govorim ovo zato što smo mi kupile Citypass, ali nismo iskoristile sve ulaznice, tako da bi nam bilo jeftinije da smo kupovale pojedinačne ulaznice. I još jedna stvar, na sajtu za Citypass cene pojedinačnih ulaznica nisu tačne. Npr tamo je pisalo da je ulaznica za Skydeck 40$, a kada smo otišle na Skydeck, videle smo da je ulaz ustvari 18$. Tako da, dobro se preračunajte pre nego što kupite Citypass.

Ako mene pitate, mesta vredna posetiti su:
SKYDECK - jedno od najuzbudljivijih iskustava u mom životu. Bila sam toliko uplašena, nisam uopšte smela da gledam dole. Možda na slici izgledam kul i neuplašeno ali svaki put kad treba ponovo da stanem na to staklo, nije mi bilo dobro. Strašno. Ali čula sam da je još bolji doživljaj ako odete uveče na Skydeck.

SHEDD AQUARIUM- ovo je bila moja prva poseta nekom većem akvarijumu i stvarno je mnogo dobro. Ovo je jedan od najpoznatijih akvarijuma u Americi. Posebno sam bila oduševljena show-om sa delfinima i kitovima. Divno.

Takodje smo bile u Planetarijumu, ali odande nemamo ni jednu sliku, jer je bilo toliko dosadno, neinteresantno, bukvalno smo ušle i izasle u roku od 10 minuta. Nemojte trošiti novac na to.
Jedino što smo htele ali nismo posetile je Museum of Science and History, zato što je bio daleko i morale bismo da idemo vozom. Nije to ni toliko daleko, verovatno smo samo bile lenje.

Ostalo što bi trebali da posetite u Čikagu su  Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, Michigan Ave, Millenium Bridge itd.
Takodje, dok ste na Navy Pier-u preporučujem vožnju brodićem, jer tako vidite ceo Čikago i to je stvarno prelepo. Mi smo išle na vožnju noću i to je vrhunski doživljaj, zaista.

Što se tiče hotela u Čikagu, tu vam ne mogu reći ništa specijalno, jer smo imale tu sreću da budemo kod rođaka, ali za ostale gradove ću vam reći u kojim hotelima smo bile. 

Shedd Aquarium

Skydeck


Cloud Gate



Buckingham Fountain

Chicago by night




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