When you think of New York it is natural to think of only Manhattan but it is worth remembering the other four boroughs, Staten Island, Queens, The Bronx and Brooklyn, have plenty to offer. If you’re a nocturnal foodie then why not head for the Queen’s Midnight Street Food Crawl or if you have an interest in all things nautical then take the ferry to Staten Island and check out the Museum for Maritime History. Visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park and kick back, relax and gaze at one of New York’s most iconic structures. Or head north and enjoy the world famous Bronx Zoo.
Chicago…The Windy City. This is a town that is synonymous with two major things, gangsters and sport. And you can easily immerse yourself in both with the likes of the Untouchables Tour and the Cubs, Bears and Bulls sports teams. Get a taste of Al Capone or a ballpark hotdog in this amazing city. Chicago is a city that is steeped in some of America’s richest history and yet it maintains a lively, energetic atmosphere that attracts visitors from all over the world. Chicago is famous for its proximity to the water, thanks to its location on the banks of Lake Michigan. A great way to see the city is by boat; many river boats operate like tour buses with some fantastic ‘hop on, hop off‘ stops.
If you are on a family holiday to Chicago, the Six Flags Great America is a must visit for children of all ages. It features some of the most exciting theme park rides in America and the kids will love meeting their favourite comic book heroes!
New York-Don't be afraid to use the subway when shopping time is short - it's so easy and fast to get around the city. (USD2.50 per trip) Taxi's are great too its just the traffic can be a bit crazy sometimes.
Chicago-Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Tuesdays.
Day 1-3 New York
New York Stay
Day 4-6 Chicago