Make Illinois Your Next Travel Destination

The city of Chicago is always one of the places that you should explore when you speak of Illinois as state. This city and this state are two of the top destinations whether you live within the United States or outside of the country as a tourist. For many tourists, this city in particular is one that tops their list of top destinations in the US. According to Illinois history, the Canadian explorer Jesuit Jacques Marquette was the first to discover Chicago in the year 1673. The first settlement, however, happened in the year 1781. These days, there are thousands of places to visit and things to see in Illinois that you will not be able to keep track of all of them. If you want to explore Chicago and Illinois landmarks, be sure to check this list out.

One of the recent Illinois landmarks that have gained popularity is the Millennium Park. It is a new attraction for many tourists worldwide. For fans of anything artistic, this park is a place of Illinois art for its range of fountains and sculptures. In this park is one of the biggest rooftop gardens you will see. Aside from these attractions, you can also enjoy some fun time at the bicycle center and ice skating arena. And what is best about being here is that you will not pay for any admission fees.

If you are bringing your children with you during this trip, you should give the Chicago Navy Pier a visit. In this place, you have several attractions to explore as well as shops, extraordinary rides, and restaurants. Such a place is found near Lake Michigan. Inside the location is a huge McDonald’s Ferris Wheel. If you are dying to see a panoramic view of the city, make sure to hop in and go for a ride.

If you want to learn more about Illinois history, you should give the Filed Museum of Natural History a try. You can find it located near the Millennium Park. You can find more or less six acres of exhibits. You will never run out of different environments and cultures to see with this much area to explore. From feeling the life of ancient Africa to exploring the secrets of Egyptian mummies, there is never a dull moment here. There is also a dinosaur collection present inside the museum. Just think about seeing the fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex inside the museum.

Another Illinois landmark worth seeing is the Sears Tower. It is one of the tallest structures out there in the Midwest. It has a height of 1,450 feet with 110 stories. Many tourists tend to go straight to the Skydeck. You get up to 50 miles of view for every direction you see up.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.