Getting to Know You: Big Cities

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Vacation is nearly here, but before we take the trip to Key West we’re popping into Chicago for a St Vincent concert. It used to be a four hour drive when I lived in Michigan, so day trips to Chicago weren’t a huge deal. One time in college some friends and I woke up and got on the road at 4am, made it downtown by the time the museums opened, and spent the day visiting with Sue the T-Rex and the Shedd dolphins before we drove back home late at night. Hubs and I had our first together trip there back in college as well (we also went to Shedd Aquarium – it’s my favorite aquarium and I’ve probably been there more times than some of the people who live in Chicago :P).

Of the big cities that I’ve visited (which is a rather pathetic five: Detroit, Chicago, DC, Atlanta and Portland) Chicago is my favorite. I love that you can walk from Navy Pier all the way to the Aquarium along Lake Michigan without anything to impede your view. I love the Sears Tower (it will always be the Sears Tower to me). I love the food, and the wind, and that it doesn’t get ungodly hot in the summer.

So tell me, what’s your favorite big city?

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

7 thoughts on “Getting to Know You: Big Cities”

  1. Each city has something special to offer and I enjoy many of them. If it’s not too hot San Antonio is a nice place to visit. Then of course New York City is usually pretty exciting, but I rather be there without a car and with lots of money. One of my long time favorites is Toronto–I have so many good memories of being there.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Oh, it’s been so long since I’ve been there that I completely forgot about Toronto! I loved it as a kid 🙂 Great pick!

      And I agree, they all have their certain charm. But Chicago can charm me like no other ;P

  2. Ironically enough, Sydney, Australia, would be my favorite. There are so many amazing things to see in such a concentrated area. You can go from the waterfront to a beautiful park with just a bike ride, and I love taking the water taxis.

    P.S. If you ever get back to Toronto, Becca, let me know and I’ll drive up to meet you in person 🙂

  3. Oooh, good question. Not sure that they’re anywhere near as big but I love Sydney, Melbourne and -my current home – Brisbane. Singapore city is awesome to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there!

    1. The Field Museum is awesome. I’ve been to the Science and Industry museum once, but you really can’t beat Sue 😉

      Have fun at Worldcon, and if you have a chance to eat at XOCO take it – that place has the best tortas ever!

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