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Where to stay in Chicago
Travelers to Chicago give high marks for the popular theater scene, interesting architecture, and fascinating museums. Vibrant and scenic, this city will delight tourists with its art, monuments, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.
- There are 1741 hotels and other accommodations in Chicago
- The closest major airport is in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center
- The next closest is in Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Chicago
Known for its theaters, museums, and art, the city's cultural venues include Chicago Cultural Center, Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre, and Chicago Theatre. Attractions like Skydeck Ledge, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Navy Pier are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Willis Tower, Chicago Riverwalk, and Buckingham Fountain.
In Chicago, you'll be able to select from 1741 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Harrison House Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and comfortable beds.
- Sophy Hyde Park - Our customers like the overall value and room size at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel in Hyde Park features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center.
- The Guesthouse Hotel - Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Uptown can enjoy access to a fitness center and a rooftop terrace, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and helpful staff.
Other favorite sights in Chicago include Millennium Park, Merchandise Mart, and Wrigley Building.
Getting Around Chicago
With so many ways to get around, seeing Chicago is simple. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station (Red Line), Monroe Station (Blue Line), and Adams-Wabash Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.
Dressing for Chicago
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 53°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 18°F
- From April to June, the average is 84°F during the day and 36°F at night
- July through September sees average temperatures of 85°F during the day and 51°F at night
- In October-December, you can expect 69°F as the daytime average and 19°F as the nighttime average
- About 39.09 inches of rain falls on Chicago each year
- July and June are usually the hottest months averaging 83°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 20°F
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