Chicago

Travel Guide
Chicago which includes street scenes, a high-rise building and a city
Watch a baseball game at Wrigley Field, snap photos of your reflection in Cloud Gate and explore the Windy city’s fascinating museums.

Discover sightseeing, shopping and sports in Chicago. Illinois’ largest city has a cultural scene that is as impressive as its skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Within downtown Chicago’s Loop, visit galleries and restaurants. Snap a photo of Cloud Gate, known as The Bean, the iconic silver sculpture in Millennium Park. See the city unfold beneath you from the glass-bottomed ledge of Willis Tower.

Explore the neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Sunbathe on the namesake park’s public beaches, visit the animals in the Lincoln Park Zoo and discover exotic plants in the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Ride the Ferris wheel in the waterfront Navy Pier district. Go shopping along the Magnificent Mile, the city’s famed shopping strip.

At Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, tour the childhood home of one of America’s most enduring authors. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio for a peek into the legendary architect’s life and work. Nearby, see the self-proclaimed “jewel” that Wright designed, Unity Temple.

Team spirit is strong in Chicago. Watch the Chicago Bears play on their home turf at Soldier Field. Root for a home run for the Chicago Cubs at iconic Wrigley Field.

Visit Chicago’s many outstanding museums. See ancient Mesopotamian carvings and art by Claude Monet at the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn about the city’s past at the Chicago History Museum. Check out the Apollo 8 spacecraft and other fascinating exhibits at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. See dinosaur bones and Egyptian mummies at Field Museum of Natural History.

Transport yourself to an African savannah, the Australian outback and the Arctic tundra at the Brookfield Zoo.

Explore beyond Downtown Chicago and visit Shedd Aquarium. Farther afield, the North Suburbs, West Suburbs and Aurora offer a break from the city bustle. Visit LEGOLAND in Schaumburg or see a polo match in Oak Brook. Spin through dozens of roller coasters and rides at Six Flags America in Gurnee.

Chicago Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Chicago

The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL, 60611
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$246 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
3.9/5 Good! (3,299 reviews)
"Staff was very polite and efficient. Clean room, quiet stay"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022

The Whitehall Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is NZ$261 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (4,003 reviews)
"Location is great. And that was our main objective with our stay. Hotel is dated but kind-of cool. Staff (front desk staff) was pretty rude. The guy in the luggage storage room was great, though!"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022

Congress Plaza Hotel
Hotel Saint Clair- Magnificent Mile
Hotel Saint Clair- Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5
162 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, 60611
The price is NZ$246 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,337 reviews)
"The service itself is good and the location amazing. Elevators BARELY worked, had to go up and down 14 floors at least 4 times during my 4 night stay"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Hotel Saint Clair- Magnificent Mile
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.
WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
2.5 out of 5
991 E. Lake Street, Addison, IL, 60101
The price is NZ$172 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Addison. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.1/5 (122 reviews)
A marvelous near-city stay!
"The hotel felt more like a nice studio apartment. Clean, spacious and well accomidated. The staff was extremely friendly and made sure I got checked in with everything I needed. The area around the hotel has plenty of beautiful nature trails as well as fountains and ponds that are very peaceful, ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2022

WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
2.5 out of 5
55 E Washington St., Chicago, IL, 60602
The price is NZ$212 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
2.6/5 (75 reviews)
Thank you for a great stay!
"My friends and I came to celebrate my best friend’s bachelorette weekend. I want to thank the staff and especially cleaning staff that were professional and friendly. We encountered zero problems and really enjoyed the location."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2022

The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
Level Chicago – Old Town
Level Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
1140 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, 60610
The price is NZ$580 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (79 reviews)
"My stay here was absolutely amazing, I’d definitely consider going back."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2022

Level Chicago – Old Town
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.

Popular places to visit

Activities

Cities near Chicago