Known for inventing or advancing myriad performing arts, Chicago’s cultural legacy extends to improv comedy; architecture; literature and the visual arts. As for its museums, well, they’ve earned their rightful place on the world stage.
Not to be forgotten is Chicago’s literary history. It’s here that poets like Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg came to prominence and writers from Ernest Hemingway to Saul Bellow and Upton Sinclair lived and/or honed their skills.
When you’re in need of a culture fix, these iconic spots certainly fill the bill.