Travel Guide to the 2016 Olympic Bid Cities
Even though the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics, all the cities that were vying for the honor are worth a visit. CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg offers his guide to travel in each world-class city.
By Peter Greenberg
Original Content | September 29, 2009
Chicago is also quite a foodie city, and no visitor should miss out on the city's famous deep-dish pie from Gino's East or a perfect Polish sausage from Hot Doug's. But there's definitely plenty of high-end cuisine to be experienced here, including Rick Bayless' upscale Mexican joints, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo.
The city is easily navigable by public transportation and on foot, which is key for an Olympic city—meaning Chicago is one step ahead of some other bid cities to handle the crowds. One very cool feature is the free Greeter Tours, in which locals show visitors around—whether specific off-the-beaten path neighborhoods, ethnic foodie tours or public art walks—without ever stepping foot in a car.
Read Peter's guide to eco-friendly travel in the Second City.