The biggest city of the Great Lakes region, and the third largest in the United States. Chicago sits on more than 26 miles of uninterrupted lakefront, offering 15 miles of sandy beaches and hundreds of beautiful parks, all nestled within a skyline of architectural wonders. You’ll find world-renowned museums, theatre, nightlife and music of every style, and some of the best foodie hot spots in the States.
Chicago is known as a city of diverse neighborhoods, all with unique culinary, music, and shopping experiences to offer. The streets are wide, the buildings are tall, and it’s all easy to access via the city’s “L” public transit system, or 360 km of protected bike lanes. Chicago is known among many seasoned U.S. travelers as one of the friendliest, most aesthetically pleasing, and cleanest big cities in the States. Spend a city break here, and you’ll wonder why you ever did a city break anywhere else.
Known as The Windy City, Chicago is a melting pot of authentic jazz clubs, unique museums and futuristic skylines. From stargazing at the Adler Planetarium, to enjoying views across the city on a cruise or helicopter ride, there’s something for everyone. Just don’t leave without ordering one of their world-famous deep dish pizzas.
Chicago experiences a continental climate with four distinct seasons.
Fly to: The main airport in Chicago is O’Hare Airport (ORD), around 29km southeast of downtown Chicago.