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Where to stay in Chicago

Exploring Chicago

Vibrant, sprawling, swaggering and famed as the home of the blues, the great, mid-western city of Chicago lies on Lake Michigan and welcomes visitors with genuine friendliness. Known for its culture, the city is America’s third largest, with its buzzing downtown district surrounded by its three vast ‘Sides’, the northern, southern and western regions. Huge parks, magnificent downtown architecture, great museums, theatres, miles of lakeside beaches and iconic sights are all here.


Accommodations in Chicago

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Chicago is the Harvey House Bed & Breakfast, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Lang House Bed & Breakfast in Chicago as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing in Chicago

Several months’ stay wouldn’t be enough to enjoy the city has to offer as regards museums, galleries, heritage and ultra-modern buildings, the glorious lakeside surroundings and endless entertainment options. Chicago’s multi-ethnic mix makes for diverse neighbourhoods still rich in immigrant culture and fascinating to explore after you’ve seen the highlights of the downtown district.

- Magnificent Mile


The Magnificent Mile is the true heart of the city, and holds a famous walking tour taking in the grandest buildings, museums, great views of the cityscape from below as well as above and the Chicago icon of the Old Water Tower, famous for its survival of the devastating 1871 Great Chicago Fire. Michigan Avenue’s blocks of upscale department stores are a wealthy shopaholic’s dream.


- Chinatown


Located in the city’s South Side district and bordering the old Irish neighbourhood, Chicago’s Chinatown is dynamic, authentic and the third largest Chinese enclave in the USA. From ethnic stores through Buddhist temples to an endless choice of Chinese restaurants, this vibrant local community and its Chinese Marketplace are must-sees for visitors.


Transportation in Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority runs a comprehensive network of public transport offering routes across the city via rapid transit subway and elevated rail, trams, overland commuter rail services and buses. The L rapid transit system is the most convenient for exploring, and for getting to Chicago from its international airport. The Blue Line train service runs 24/7, and all fares are paid with transit cards bought at all CTA stations.


Chicago travel guides

Chicago Travel Guides