Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States and the largest in the Midwest. It is located in the northern region of Illinois on the southern coast of Lake Michigan. For travelers who are planning a trip to Chicago, the best time to visit is in the summer or fall, though this will also be the time when there are the biggest crowds. The weather in the summer is very sunny, and the temperature get can quite high. In the fall when the leaves change, Chicago is gorgeous, and days are sunny as well. For travelers mostly interested in indoor sights, spring and winter are optimal travel times as lines will be shorter at museums and galleries.
Finding a hotel in Chicago is easy, because there are so many choices, but make sure to book well in advance, and look for deals online. Getting to the hotel will depend on where travelers are coming from. Chicago’s main airport and one of the largest and busiest in the nation is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Travelers who fly into O’Hare can get taxis into town or take the El (elevated train). The El is also the main form of public transportation in downtown Chicago, although there are buses and taxis as well.
Once in town, there are literally thousands of things to do in Chicago. Make plans ahead of time to optimize the visit. For families traveling together, the biggest attractions are the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The John G. Shedd Aquarium is another big attraction. Lovers of science and nature will enjoy the Museum of Science and Industry and the Botanic Garden. Sports fans may like to attend a Bulls basketball game or a Cubs baseball game at the famous Wrigley Field.
There is something for everyone in Chicago, and travelers from all around the world come to see and enjoy the wonderful sights that the city holds. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful city, do your research and make the best of it. Visiting and planning itineraries in Chicago is well worth the trip!