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ChicagoUnited States of America

Chicago is a modernmetropolis on Lake Michigan's shores with a pronounced fondness for art,baseball and blues. Stroll through the museums and parks during the day, andwhen the sun goes down, take in an evening of live blues in the bustling heartof Downtown Chicago. Or why not experience alively sporting event and check out the hometown baseball teams, The Cubs andWhite Sox or the Chicago Bulls basketball team.

In this metropolis, which is the third largest cityin America, public transport is efficient to say the least. It’s easy topinpoint exactly where you are at any time too using just the skyline - simplylook to the tallest skyscraper in the USA: Willis Tower. Its viewing platform,at 412 meters above the busy street level, offers an amazing view of LakeMichigan, Navy Pier and other major attractions.

In Lincoln Park, just north of downtown, offersbeaches, sports fields and landscaped gardens. On the south side of the park isthe ChicagoHistory Museum, which tells complete the history of the Windy City,including tales of notorious gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Strollthrough the gardens of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or spend the afternoon atthe Lincoln Park Zoo, which houses more than 1,000 animals. Then there’sBrookfield Zoo, 19 kilometres west of the city centre; it’s more than twice aslarge and houses big cats, several species of primates and even dolphins.

Head back toward Michigan Avenue's MagnificentMile and you’ll find the best shops in the city. It's a good placefor lunch or dinner, or to watch people while sipping a coffee or a beer. Justsouth of the Magnificent Mile is the great Art Institute of Chicago, which isdefinitely worth a visit. The collection includes European and Americanmasterpieces by greats such as Monet and Van Gogh. Nearby is the MillenniumPark, a meeting place with public art and spectacular summer concerts.

Chicago has been (andis) home to some very influential people. Visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum andHouse, where the famous writer was born. You’ll also find the first house of architectFrank Lloyd Wright in the beautiful district of Oak Park (Frank Lloyd WrightHome and Studio). He designed number of houses and buildings in the area,including Unity Temple which is considered one of his best designs. Stop at theGarfield Park Conservatory on your way back to the centre, a city oasis withrare and exotic plants.

A trip to Chicagowouldn’t be complete without a game at legendary Wrigley Field. In the eveningvisit the Navy Pier with its lively bars and restaurants, or opt for a night ofblues or jazz in one of the legendary clubs of Chicago. Try BLUES, just northof the centre of Kingston Mines a few kilometres to the north to Lincoln Park.

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Top hotels in Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
The price is €93 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb

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! (1,651 reviews)

"Fantastic Hotel Staff, especially Lauren at the Front Desk! She made our stay very comfortable and she was so professional and courteous! Thank you, Godfrey Hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
The price is €58 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in Near North Side, this romantic hotel is steps away from 900 North Michigan Shops, Water Tower Place and Michigan Avenue. John Hancock Center and State ...

4/5Very Good! (3,248 reviews)

"Free upgrade made the stay even better and the room is very clean as well."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

The Whitehall Hotel
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 €103 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

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! (2,712 reviews)

"Great hotel and helpful staff. Spacious rooms and clean, modern property."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
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.

Holiday Rentals in Chicago

WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
2.5 out of 5
991 E. Lake Street, Addison, IL
The price is €49 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in the heart of Addison, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bloomingdale Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of Odeum Sports and Expo Center and ...

3.2/5 (74 reviews)

"Overall nice — a bit noisy at times ... it felt like staying at a dorm at times with the “extended stay” vibe ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
LEVEL Chicago – Old Town
LEVEL Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
1140 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
The price is €212 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (46 reviews)

"The property was very nice and the staff communicated with me very well"…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

LEVEL Chicago – Old Town
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
3 out of 5
100 Barclay Blvd, Lincolnshire, IL
The price is €64 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan

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! (530 reviews)

"Entire property was clean and our room was a very nice size. Can tell the property was renovated a few years ago, as some fixtures and high touch points were worn, but everything has been well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2020

Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
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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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.