How to make the most of a break to the third biggest US city
People tend to fall in love with Chicago very quickly. Visually stunning, with some of the most impressive architecture on earth, the Windy City also does a nice sideline in hidden heritage, cultural heavyweights and laid-back but creative neighbourhoods. Imagine New York’s energy and wow factor, but with room to breathe. It’s become more affordable to visit, too; low-cost airline Norwegian launched direct flights from Gatwick last month.
Where to eat
The flamboyant Beatnik – full of giant plants, showpiece chandeliers and Moorish-style artwork – globe-trots around the Mediterranean in its menu. Confit chicken comes with chorizo iberico, and roasted Lebanese lamb with pistachio tzatziki.
By DAVID WHITLEY