Chicago

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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

The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs6,304 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Located in Near North Side, this romantic hotel is steps away from Water Tower Place, Michigan Avenue and State Street. John Hancock Center and Lake Michigan ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (3,402 reviews)
"I was able to check in early so I can do my Black Friday shopping without worrying about my luggage!"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

The Whitehall Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
4 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs8,016 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in Near North Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Michigan Avenue, Chicago Riverwalk and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Grant Park and State ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,698 reviews)
"Very nice comfortable stay."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
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 Rs7,491 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in The Loop, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue, and Chicago Riverwalk. Grant Park and Millennium Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,861 reviews)
"This property is located near everything. The views are breath taking and the comfort of our room to the decor was amazing. My family and I had dinner at the LH Rooftop and the food was amazing from their steak to their dessert. Staff were very nice and helpful. In another day we also had diner at ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
3 out of 5
110 West Huron St, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs6,809 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in River North, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park. Art Institute of Chicago and Navy Pier are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (851 reviews)
"El personal es muy amable y las suites están muy limpias"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
59 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs6,967 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in The Loop, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of State Street and Grant Park. John G. Shedd Aquarium and Columbia College Chicago are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (947 reviews)
"Staff friendly and clean hotel."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
40 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is Rs6,951 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Located in River North, this aparthotel is steps away from Michigan Avenue and State Street. Chicago Riverwalk and House of Blues Chicago are also within 10 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,052 reviews)
"Great location, suite was spacious. Pool still closed due to covid."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
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