Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States with nearly 3 million people and is a dominant center of finance, industry and culture in the region.
Adjacent to Lake Michigan, it is the largest city located on the Great Lakes and among the world's twenty-five largest urban areas by population. The city was founded in 1833 and since the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, it has been regarded as one of the ten most influential cities in the world.
Home of the earliest skyscrapers, it boasts some of the world's tallest buildings, including Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), Aon Center and the John Hancock Center, plus the newly-constructed Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Before visiting this spectacular party city, learn more about where to stay, where to have fun in Chicago, the best Chicago restaurants and what to do in Chicago while you are there.
|Hotel Deals in Chicago
Some of the best hotels in the area are listed here as well as information on vacation home and condominium rentals. You can really put on a great party in Chicago at any one of these establishments.
|Best Chicago Restaurants
We have personally visited most of the restaurants on this list. From Giordano's, home of the deep dish pizza, to the quirky atmosphere at Bucca Di Beppo, find honest restaurant reviews here.
Chicago is known for its bustling downtown theater district. Find tickets and learn about venues including the Chicago Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre and the Drury Lane Theatre.
We visited some of the most popular Chicago attractions including, Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Navy Pier and The Art Institute. Learn more about each one and find out how to get discount tickets.
|Chicago Sightseeing Tours
Taking an organized tour around the city is a great way to relax and be educated at the same time. The tours are organized by season to make it easier to match them to your travel schedule. Coming in the Winter? How about a horse-drawn carriage ride?