Where to stay in Chicago
The heart of the Midwest’s glittering metropolis has many offerings, from shopping and dining to parks, museums and exciting contemporary public art.
A dazzling array of boutiques, luxury shops, famous department stores and pleasant cafés, where shopaholics can lose themselves for hours.
4.5/5Wonderful!(93 area reviews)
Striking architecture, urban park space and countless entertainment options all make The Loop one of the most memorable spots in the city.
5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)
Both a neighborhood and a park, this northern Chicago area has gorgeous scenery, residential streets lined with stately homes and extensive shopping and dining.
4/5Very Good!(1 area review)
South Loop is the place to go for jazz and blues, museums and some of the hottest new pubs and restaurants in town.
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Top activities in Chicago
360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)
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The Field Museum
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Places to Visit in Chicago
Preparing for your trip to Chicago? Need some info about what to see when you arrive? That's where we can assist! Take it from us, your bucket list will be heaps shorter after a trip to Chicago! Famed attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago and Willis Tower should be some of your first ports of call. The McCormick Place and the University of Illinois Chicago also draw in crowds of travellers from all across the globe. You're going to find yourself surrounded by terrific things to do and see, including Navy Pier and the Lincoln Park Zoo. If you're dying to get the most out of your stay, also check out Lincoln Park and the Chicago Cultural Centre. Millennium Park is an oasis amid the bustle of everyday life. Pull off your shoes and feel the cool grass beneath your feet or simply lie on your back and spot shapes in the clouds. Adventurers in this destination have heaps of options. Those who are a little queasy around heights might want to look away, but anyone who's curious about skyscrapers can't miss John Hancock Centre. Towering high above the ground, it's a beloved fixture of the area's skyline. Still have some time on your hands? Want to catch a sunrise among some spectacular scenery? Skydeck Ledge boasts glorious views that deserve to be photographed.
When we hark back to our travels, we usually remember experiences rather than our swish hotel room and its view of the pool. Are you ready to create some new travel memories? Your trip to Chicago is about to get a lot more exciting. There are heaps of activities available, such as:
- Small-Group Walking Craft Beer & Pizza Tour
- 1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Chicago (Lake View)
- Helicopter Flight at Night
- Secret Food Tours Chicago
- Chicago Modern Walking Tour
- Underground Donut Tour - Wicker Park Edition
To check out all the activities on offer, head to our Chicago things to do page.
With no less than 165 accommodation in Chicago, finding a place to stay won't be difficult. But why wait around? Book now via Expedia and kick-start your next cheap holiday or luxury getaway. Begin the quest for a dreamy Chicago base by looking into the latest offers at the Chicago Premier Suites (540 N State Street) and The Peninsula Chicago (108 East Superior Street). Alternatively, the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (401 N Wabash Ave) and the Old Chicago Inn (3222 N Sheffield Ave) are two properties well worth investigating if you're travelling on the cheap. If you'd rather stay nearby the Art Institute of Chicago, The Langham, Chicago and the JW Marriott Chicago are excellent options.
Nearest Airports to Chicago
We know the airport won't be the most memorable moment of your holiday, but there's nothing like the excitement of knowing that your well-deserved trip to Chicago is just a flight away! Once you unbuckle your seatbelt at Midway International Airport (MDW), you'll be 9 miles from the heart of town.