Whenever we travel, we do try to live like the locals do. We try to eat at low key places and stay in local neighborhoods, but truthfully, we do also visit like tourists. We go see all the hot tourist locations and ride double Decker buses to see the city the way the city intended. It is true that both routes of exploration are fantastic, but I can’t say that one is better than the other. After all, we fell in love with Chicago from the top of the John Hancock and walking through a hidden park in Lakeshore East. There is no good way to see a city, but there is a good way to explore. Follow your nose, look up, read everything, and above all, make plans.