TravelPlex’s Destination of the Month takes you to the Windy City, a.k.a Chicago.
Founded in 1772 by an explorer from Haiti, Chicago is today the third largest city and the third largest metropolitan area in the United States. Like many major cities, Chicago can lay claim to introducing the first of many inventions, including roller skates, the steel frame skyscraper, the Hostess Twinkie, Cracker Jacks, the elevated railway, and pinball games. It was also home to the first mail-order business – Montgomery Ward (sorry Amazon).
Chicago has earned the nickname of The Windy City as the renowned winds that whip off of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River are a constant. Regardless of the season, Chicago’s weather is as predictable as a Cubs / Cardinals score. And speaking of sports, Chicago has teams in the four major sports – baseball (White Sox); hockey (Blackhawks); basketball (Bulls) and football (da Bears).
Chicago is well known for its shopping on the Miracle Mile; restaurants; parades (over 200 per year); and tall buildings. A few things to see while in Chicago include; Navy Pier; Millennium Park; Sears Tower; Second City Comedy; The Art Institute of Chicago; and one of this writer's favorite restaurants, Ed Debevics (640 N. Wells St.). If you like being insulted while eating some pretty decent diner food, THIS is the place to go. A LOT of fun!
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With the announcement by President Trump on March 11th banning travel to/from Europe starting March 13th (Friday) starting at 11:59pm, TravelPlex has already been reaching out to our clients who are affected by this announcement.
What we do know about the travel ban at this point:
► It only applies to Foreign Nationals, American Citizens are not included in this ban.
►American Citizens returning to the United States after March 13th (Friday) at 11:59am, may be rerouted to ‘select’ US airports for advanced screening. Which ‘select’ US airports has not been announced as of March 12th, at 7am. (We will update this as soon as they are announced).
Let the adventure begin at The Edgewater Hotel — Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. Enjoy amazing views of the Olympic Mountains, the sparkling waters of Elliott Bay and breathtaking sunset views from your room while still staying at one of the best downtown Seattle hotels. This package includes a 3-night stay in a Waterfront room with breakfast for two at Six Seven Restaurant.
I have been with TravelPlex since December 15th, 1997. My areas of expertise include Disney, the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Cruising, Honeymoon/Destination Weddings, Central America, and the South Pacific.