Chicago

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Watch a baseball game at Wrigley Field, snap photos of your reflection in Cloud Gate and explore the Windy city’s fascinating museums.

Discover sightseeing, shopping and sports in Chicago. Illinois’ largest city has a cultural scene that is as impressive as its skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Within downtown Chicago’s Loop, visit galleries and restaurants. Snap a photo of Cloud Gate, known as The Bean, the iconic silver sculpture in Millennium Park. See the city unfold beneath you from the glass-bottomed ledge of Willis Tower.

Explore the neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Sunbathe on the namesake park’s public beaches, visit the animals in the Lincoln Park Zoo and discover exotic plants in the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Ride the Ferris wheel in the waterfront Navy Pier district. Go shopping along the Magnificent Mile, the city’s famed shopping strip.

At Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, tour the childhood home of one of America’s most enduring authors. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio for a peek into the legendary architect’s life and work. Nearby, see the self-proclaimed “jewel” that Wright designed, Unity Temple.

Team spirit is strong in Chicago. Watch the Chicago Bears play on their home turf at Soldier Field. Root for a home run for the Chicago Cubs at iconic Wrigley Field.

Visit Chicago’s many outstanding museums. See ancient Mesopotamian carvings and art by Claude Monet at the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn about the city’s past at the Chicago History Museum. Check out the Apollo 8 spacecraft and other fascinating exhibits at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. See dinosaur bones and Egyptian mummies at Field Museum of Natural History.

Transport yourself to an African savannah, the Australian outback and the Arctic tundra at the Brookfield Zoo.

Explore beyond Downtown Chicago and visit Shedd Aquarium. Farther afield, the North Suburbs, West Suburbs and Aurora offer a break from the city bustle. Visit LEGOLAND in Schaumburg or see a polo match in Oak Brook. Spin through dozens of roller coasters and rides at Six Flags America in Gurnee.

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Where to stay in Chicago

Warwick Allerton - Chicago
Warwick Allerton - Chicago
4 out of 5
701 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611
The price is €139 per night from 19 Oct to 20 Oct
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy WiFi, a 24-hour fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,528 reviews)
"location good. Lack of coffee shop or restaurant in the hotel"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2022

Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is €163 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,903 reviews)
Great clean hotel and easy walking downtown
"Very nice and clean hotel with many cool historic/antique features to it. Conveniently located and priced well for the location. The rooms were large with tall ceilings. We paid a little extra for Lake View and guaranteed non-smoking room and we loved it! Used SpotHero to find cheap parking a few ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2022

The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL, 60611
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €140 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in their ...
3.9/5 Good! (3,199 reviews)
"The room was hugh and clean. Ideal for 4 nights. The location is 25-30 min by foot or 15-20 by bus right to the very centre. Not the quietest area but what do you expect in a city like Chicago. Somehow I did not receive daily room cleaning but I was fine with that. As an adult you should have your ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
2.5 out of 5
55 E Washington St., Chicago, IL, 60602
Stay at this aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
2.6/5 (81 reviews)
"I was nervous to book this property after reading the reviews, envisioning being stranded in the lobby with some weird check-in process and no room. As it turns out, check in could not have been easier. I simply entered my 4-digit confirmation code, sent to me by the hotel, and our keys were quickly ..."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2022

Level Chicago – Old Town
Level Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
1140 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, 60610
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (87 reviews)
"Great space and very friendly building. Particularly loved the gym/amenity area that also has steam and sauna."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2022

Sentral Michigan Avenue
Sentral Michigan Avenue
3.5 out of 5
808 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL, 60605
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking and dry cleaning or laundry services. Popular attractions Millennium Park and Navy ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Really enjoyed the stay and the staff was great"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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