Chicago; The Windy City!
Aside from right here in Brooklyn New York, there are few other cities that we have found to be as amazing and worthy of a lengthy visit. Among a couple of others, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas have their fair share of fun and unique traits to them. But out of all of the cities in the country (aside from New York, of course!), Chicago holds that coveted number 2 position on Greene Roofing‘s list of incredible cities.
Not only does Chicago have one of the most well-known and incredible skylines in the world, but it also offers some of the most amazing food, fun, and adventure that people of all ages can enjoy. If you are looking for a place to visit for your next vacation and have never been to this incredible city, then you owe it to yourself to spend some time and get to know a little bit about why it has become so famous!
Summertime is the Best Time
Needless to say for us New York locals, winter can be a pretty brutal time of year and this is no different in Chicago. It didn’t get the nickname “The Windy City” for no reason and this is very apparent during the brutal winter months. Being so close to one of the Great Lakes, the lake wind effect is very real and this is one of those cities that people make those memes about living in a place where it hurts to breathe. Alright, so it isn’t always this bad but you get the point.
If at all possible, the summer months are definitely the best times to visit Chicago and will open the doors to countless more opportunities to explore the city and enjoy the scenery outside. In addition to more things to do, everyone is always friendlier and much happier in general during these times which really does help set the mood.
The Chicago Locals
Many of my friends who do not live here have asked me about how the locals are. They have heard that everyone is crabby all the time and just mean in general. Unfortunately this is very much the case sometimes and every time I have visited Chicago I have been surprised at how friendly and willing to help the locals have been. I don’t know what it is, but I have found that out of all of the major cities, Chicago has to have the friendliest people of them all.
Being in the business that we are, we were captivated by the incredible architecture and development that Chicago had to offer but there are plenty of other things to see if you aren’t as interested in this sort of thing as we are. We were lucky enough to have these friends who are in the same flat roof repair business that we are as tour guides for our stay but even if you don’t have any connections, don’t be afraid to ask around for anything!