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ChicagoUnited States of America

Dubbed the Windy City, this great American city is one of the world’s foremost centres for sport, music and modern art.

Located in the ‘Prairie State’ of Illinois, Chicago is the metropolitan giant of the Midwest and the third largest city in the States, standing tall and proud on the edge of Lake Michigan. Home of Willis Tower,, the nation’s tallest skyscraper, you can see the Great Lake and many of the other famous sights across the city from its viewing platform, which stands a dizzying 412 metres above ground.

One of the famous attractions you’ll be able to make out is Lincoln Park, a great place to spend many happy hours with beaches, sports grounds and landscaped gardens. To the south side of the park, you can pay a visit to the Chicago History Museum and find out more about the heritage of this legendary all-American city. In the heart of the park, meanwhile, take a stroll through the Lincoln Park Conservatory or explore the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is home to over a thousand animals. If this whets your appetite, head for Brookfield Zoo19 kilometres west of town, more than twice the size and home to dolphin displays, big cats and all kinds of primates.

In the downtown Loop district, head for Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile for some serious retail therapy, as well as to find plenty of great spots to eat and drink. To the south of the Magnificent Mile, you’ll find the Art Institute of Chicago, which plays host to a remarkable range of masterpieces from America and Europe, with works by Monet, Van Gogh and many other famous artists lining its walls. Nearby Millennium Park also makes a great place to while away some time with public art attracting the crowds – impressive open-air concerts are held here through the summer too.

Head for the South Loop to find Chicago’s Museum Campus, just a short journey from downtown by car or on the Chicago ‘L’ elevated subway, to look around the Field Museum where you’ll find a rich array of natural history exhibits, and the Museum of Science where you can see a mock coal mine and an aircraft among the showpieces.

Chicago has of course made a huge impact on American culture, with huge icons hailing from the great city. Go and see the Ernest Hemingway Museum and House where the famous author was born. In the elegant Oak Park district, you’ll find the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio where the great architect once lived. One of his greatest works Unity Temple stands nearby. As you return into town, take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory, a stunning urban garden with rare and exotic plants on display.

There are some attractions for which Chicago is world-famous. Head to Wrigley Field to take in a baseball game, or go and enjoy some blues at a historic venue like B.L.U.E.S. on Chicago’s north side or Kingston Mines near Lincoln Park. Check out Navy Pier with its great bars and restaurants. Perfect for relaxation during your tri

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Where to stay in Chicago

Downtown Chicago which includes a city

Downtown Chicago

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning river views, and gorgeous architecture, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Chicago. Top attractions like Chicago Theatre and House of Blues Chicago are major draws. Catch the metro at State Station or Clark-Lake Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Chicago
The Loop - Downtown showing a river or creek

The Loop

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Millennium Park and Grant Park are a few top attractions in The Loop. Hop around the city on the metro at Adams-Wabash Station or Jackson Station (Red Line) and check out the area's fascinating museums, popular shops, and acclaimed art galleries.

The Loop
Magnificent Mile - River North

Magnificent Mile

Water Tower Place and Chicago Water Tower are just a few worthwhile attractions to visit in Magnificent Mile. Travelers also love the fascinating museums, panoramic lake views, and popular shops.

Magnificent Mile
Gold Coast which includes street scenes as well as a couple

Gold Coast

The abundant dining options and lake views are top of the list for many visitors to Gold Coast. A stop by Michigan Avenue or Oak Street Beach might round out your trip.

Gold Coast
Lincoln Park featuring modern architecture and a city

Lincoln Park

Known for its ample dining options and fantastic lake views, there's plenty to explore in Lincoln Park. You can visit top attractions like Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Hall, and jump on the metro at Fullerton Station or Armitage Station to see more of the city.

Lincoln Park
South Loop which includes a skyscraper and a city

South Loop

Known for its fascinating museums, panoramic lake views, and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in South Loop. Top attractions like Soldier Field and Field Museum of Natural History are major draws. Catch the metro at Roosevelt Station or Cermak-McCormick Place Station to see more of the city.

South Loop

Top hotels in Chicago

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
The price is P6,253 per night from 13 Oct to 14 Oct

Located in The Loop, this luxury hotel is steps away from Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. Grant Park and Chicago Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Clark-Lake ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,429 reviews)

"Good location, next door Corner bakery cafe which is excellent place for breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
4.5 out of 5
20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL
The price is P6,937 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Near North Side, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of State Street, Water Tower Place, and John Hancock Center. Chicago Water Tower and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,778 reviews)

"Everything was perfect!!! The kids and I really enjoyed our stay...... we’ll definitely be back"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is P2,977 per night from 12 Oct to 13 Oct

Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,021 reviews)

"The staff is very helpful and friendly the room was tastefully decorated very well maintained and super clean. The hotel is centrally located and the rate was awesome you can stay somewhere else and pay more but why would you."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Best Western Grant Park Hotel

Vacation Rentals in Chicago

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
3 out of 5
The price is P3,298 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest College and Chicago Botanic Garden. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (489 reviews)

"Free upgrade when asked for new room because of loud music in nearby rooms"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
3 out of 5
200 Royce Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
The price is P3,868 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Oakbrook Center Mall and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Drury Lane Theater. College of Dupage ...

4.3/5Excellent! (715 reviews)

"It was clean with plenty of room. Staff was great. Not much parking so we did end up parking on the street 2 of our 3 nights but definitely not a deal breaker-we’d go back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
LEVEL Chicago – Old Town
LEVEL Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
The price is P15,948 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

This family-friendly Chicago aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of State Street, Second City and Michigan Avenue. John Hancock Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
#1 in Chicago

"It’s always very clean, quiet and very relaxing to stay at LEVEL"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

LEVEL Chicago – Old Town

Popular places to visit in Chicago

Navy Pier
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Navy Pier

A waterfront entertainment strip with fun diversions for both young and old, with shops, restaurants and even a Ferris wheel.

Wrigley Field
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Wrigley Field

Chicago’s world-renowned baseball ground, Wrigley Field is an iconic stadium where you can learn about the all-American sport and even catch a game.

McCormick Place
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McCormick Place

Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.

Millennium Park
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Millennium Park

One of Chicago’s main focal points, where locals and visitors flock to see the striking art, architecture and landscape on show.

Soldier Field
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Soldier Field

Events center, NFL stadium and historic landmark all in one, this waterfront field is one of Chicago’s most popular destinations.

Willis Tower
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Willis Tower

The Skydeck at Willis Tower offers the best place in Chicago for a bird’s eye view across the breadth of the city and Lake Michigan.

Top things to do in Chicago

360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)
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360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)

P1,223
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Chicago CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Chicago Attractions
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Chicago CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Chicago Attractions

P5,334
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Go Chicago Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 4 or 5 Top Attractions
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Go Chicago Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 4 or 5 Top Attractions

P4,072
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Chicago Mob Tour: Criminals & Gangsters Bus Tour
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Chicago Mob Tour: Criminals & Gangsters Bus Tour

P1,960
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Field Museum
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The Field Museum

P1,272
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

P1,321
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Chicago

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6 Aug 2019

It's a place good to visit every now and then. Love the architecture of its buildings especially along the river.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

19 Jun 2019

Downtown Chicago had several homeless and crazy people just like any big city. Just be aware of your surroundings and don’t go too far from the touristy parts of the city.

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