American Holidays

A home away from home for the Irish, America’s Windy City makes for the perfect city break.

The city is iconic, so make sure you visit the Skydeck at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) for an unrivalled panorama of the city. Step out onto the Ledge, a glass box that extends out and over the Chicago skyline at 1450 feet (412m) so you can see the sprawl literally under your feet. Prefer something a little more below sea level? Visit the Shedd Aquarium for a fun and educational day out for all the family where you can see penguins, dolphins, otters and more.

There’s so much to see and do in Chicago so make the most of it! Shop till you drop on the Magnificent Mile, relax on the beaches of Lake Michigan or catch a ball game with the White Sox. With many Broadway shows finding their second home in the city musical lovers will be right at home, while art buffs won’t want to miss the Art Institute of Chicago. After a long day of seeing the sights, stroll through Millennium Park, take a picnic to the Prizker Pavillion or stop off at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria for one of Chicago’s world famous deep dish pizzas.

Visit at St Patrick’s Day to watch the river turn green for the day and soak up the buzz from the diaspora and Chicagoans alike!