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

Where to stay in Chicago

Downtown Chicago featuring 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 featuring a river or creek

The Loop

4.5/5Wonderful!(187 area reviews)

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

Are you interested in fascinating museums, panoramic lake views and popular shops? A visit to Magnificent Mile might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Water Tower Place and Chicago Water Tower.

Magnificent Mile
Shops at North Bridge featuring street scenes, cbd and a city

River North

Known for its fantastic nightlife, stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in River North. Top attractions like House of Blues Chicago and Chicago Riverwalk are major draws. Catch the metro at Chicago Station (Brown Line) or Merchandise Mart Station to see more of the city.

River North
Gold Coast which includes street scenes as well as a couple

Gold Coast

The ample dining options and fantastic 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
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Lakeview

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Known for its lively bars and lake views, there's plenty to explore in Lakeview. Top attractions like Wrigley Field and Vic Theatre are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Addison Station (Red Line) or Belmont Station (Red Line) to see more of the city.

Lakeview

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
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs6,700 per night

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! (2,347 reviews)

"The property is in a great location and very nicely updated. Out bathroom was not the cleanest, but not terrible either."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs14,212 per night

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,785 reviews)

"Loved our stay. Hotel was in the middle of everything. Great food places near by & the stay was friendly. My plane"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs8,641 per night

Located in River North, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of State Street, Michigan Avenue, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Riverwalk ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,612 reviews)

"The hotel was nice and clean! Very nice hotel and walking or uber/Lyft ride to the city walk or navy pier. The Rooftop bar was really nice too!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Popular places to visit in Chicago

Navy Pier
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Navy Pier

4/5(125 reviews)

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

4.5/5(40 reviews)

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

4.5/5(36 reviews)

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

4.5/5(147 reviews)

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

Union Station
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Union Station

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Learn about the history of Union Station, a well-known monument in Chicago. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its entertainment choices.

Soldier Field
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Soldier Field

4/5(44 reviews)

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

Reviews of Chicago

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Lincoln Park area stunning.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

We’ve vacationed in 13 states and this was the first time in Illinois more specifically Chicago. I would go as far as to say this is now my favourite US city. I’d recommend to anyone thinking of making the trip and definitely choose the Godfrey.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Chicago was a fantastic City to visit, loads yo do for everyone

5/5 - Excellent

NickH

4 Feb 2020

An exceptional city that personally trumps NYC.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Jan 2020

A lot of homeless and beggars.

5/5 - Excellent

Christian

2 Jan 2020

Can get very busy, we explored a lot around Christmas, which helped a lot with the crowds.

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