Happy St. Patrick's Day! Every year on this day, we scavenge through our closets, looking for the perfect shade of emerald green to wear, or are digging through our jewelry trying to find that single green obnoxious button with a little leprechaun (we don't even remember where we got it) to wear so that we don't get pinched. It's a day where Irish music, green pizza and beer is totally appropriate and where Irish pubs in the city are the place to be!
A couple of years ago, I had the chance to experience Chicago on St. Patrick's Day, and BOY! Does that city know how to celebrate!!! A day complete with parades, dying the Chicago River GREEN!!!, kilts, bag pipes, and pub crawls, it is definitely something you have to see to believe.
So how does this tie into our industry? Take a look at some of the architecture that lines the Chicago River. Rich in history, this city has some of the most beautiful sites worth seeing. And you can see a great deal of it
via river boat cruise! Docents interpret more than fifty buildings along the Chicago River and paint a picture of how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. Happy St. Patrick's Day!