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ChicagoUnited States of America

Dubbed the Windy City, this great American city is one of the world’s foremost centres for sport, music and modern art.

Located in the ‘Prairie State’ of Illinois, Chicago is the metropolitan giant of the Midwest and the third largest city in the States, standing tall and proud on the edge of Lake Michigan. Home of Willis Tower,, the nation’s tallest skyscraper, you can see the Great Lake and many of the other famous sights across the city from its viewing platform, which stands a dizzying 412 metres above ground.

One of the famous attractions you’ll be able to make out is Lincoln Park, a great place to spend many happy hours with beaches, sports grounds and landscaped gardens. To the south side of the park, you can pay a visit to the Chicago History Museum and find out more about the heritage of this legendary all-American city. In the heart of the park, meanwhile, take a stroll through the Lincoln Park Conservatory or explore the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is home to over a thousand animals. If this whets your appetite, head for Brookfield Zoo19 kilometres west of town, more than twice the size and home to dolphin displays, big cats and all kinds of primates.

In the downtown Loop district, head for Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile for some serious retail therapy, as well as to find plenty of great spots to eat and drink. To the south of the Magnificent Mile, you’ll find the Art Institute of Chicago, which plays host to a remarkable range of masterpieces from America and Europe, with works by Monet, Van Gogh and many other famous artists lining its walls. Nearby Millennium Park also makes a great place to while away some time with public art attracting the crowds – impressive open-air concerts are held here through the summer too.

Head for the South Loop to find Chicago’s Museum Campus, just a short journey from downtown by car or on the Chicago ‘L’ elevated subway, to look around the Field Museum where you’ll find a rich array of natural history exhibits, and the Museum of Science where you can see a mock coal mine and an aircraft among the showpieces.

Chicago has of course made a huge impact on American culture, with huge icons hailing from the great city. Go and see the Ernest Hemingway Museum and House where the famous author was born. In the elegant Oak Park district, you’ll find the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio where the great architect once lived. One of his greatest works Unity Temple stands nearby. As you return into town, take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory, a stunning urban garden with rare and exotic plants on display.

There are some attractions for which Chicago is world-famous. Head to Wrigley Field to take in a baseball game, or go and enjoy some blues at a historic venue like B.L.U.E.S. on Chicago’s north side or Kingston Mines near Lincoln Park. Check out Navy Pier with its great bars and restaurants. Perfect for relaxation during your tri

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Where to stay in Chicago

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 AU$131 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.

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! (1,661 reviews)

"I liked the restaurant.... Good food, good facilities, good service"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2021

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
4 out of 5
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$166 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in The Loop, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Michigan Avenue and Chicago Theatre. Chicago Riverwalk and House of Blues Chicago are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,476 reviews)

"I absolutely loved our stay here. We were on the 26th floor and the view was phenomenal. The room was spotless and the customer service exceeded my expectations. They even let us keep our belongings in the room until after checkout till we were leaving."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$102 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.

Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. Chicago Riverwalk and Cadillac Palace Theatre are also within 10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,010 reviews)

"Great location,Great place and nice staff. Will definitely book again."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
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 AU$81 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 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 ...

3.3/5 (77 reviews)

"Very best rates i have seen so far! Our stay was great and amazing! This place is so clean!"…"

Reviewed on 21 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 AU$365 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 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 AU$94 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 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! (531 reviews)

"Everything was good... we enjoyed it all. No complaints"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

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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Reviews of Chicago

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16 Feb. 2020

A great place to visit, love all difference architectures.

5/5 - Excellent

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1 Feb. 2020

Great architecture, and a lovely walk by the lake

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Jan. 2020

Great city lots to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

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1 Jan. 2020

Clean, well laid out city with lots great attractions and amenities. Excellent nightlife and shopping.

5/5 - Excellent

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27 Dec. 2019

Reminded me of New York except more relaxed and Chicago sleeps

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Dec. 2019

Andy's Jazz Club. Awesome night.

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