Chicago is the popular city in the United States. Chicago has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates. Chicago has often been called a global architecture capital and is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. The city is traversed by Calumet rivers.
Chicago is the official training organization for the city. In January 2012, Mayor Emanuel launched Chicago’s new tourism organization. The Mayor’s vision was to restructure all tourism sales and marketing activities under a single, streamlined agency and outline clear and measurable objectives to track these efforts. Chicago saw 54.1 million visitors; a 2.9% increase from 2015. In 2015, it was estimated that 50.1 million visitors came to Chicago, which was a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. From 2010 through 2014, the tourism and hospitality industries have added 9,800 jobs, generating $13.7 billion in direct spending by visitors and $871 million in total tax revenue. In 2017, Millennium Park was the top tourist destination in Chicago and the Midwest and placed among the top ten in the United States with 25 million visitors that year.
Chicago is a major transportation hub for the Midwest. Surface transportation networks and public ways within the city are the responsibility of the Chicago Department of transportation. Operation of the city’s airport is the responsibility of the Chicago Department of Aviation. O'Hare International Airport, which is the second busiest airplane terminal on the planet by one measure, is a noteworthy air terminal serving various household and worldwide goals. It is a center point for United Airlines and American Airlines. Development is in progress for a noteworthy extension. This airplane terminal is measurably one of the busiest in the United States. Midway Airport serves essentially local goals.
Chicago, the "Windy City" as it is often called, lies along the shores of Lake Michigan. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping, and interesting architecture. The city enjoys a worldwide reputation as a focal point of 20th-century architecture and art, with architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, and artists like Picasso, Mirõ, Dubuffet, and Chagall having left their mark. The city also has much to offer in the sporting sphere, too, with the Chicago Bears in American football, the Chicago White Sox and Cubs in baseball and the Chicago Bulls in basketball. Last, but not least, are the beautiful beaches.