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Travel Guide of Chicago in United States by Influencers

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States.

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Discover our travel guide of Chicago in United States made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Chicago:

  🌆 Skyline     🗼 Landmark     🛣️ Road trip     🏘️ Town     🏖️ Ocean     🏘️ Cottage  

Travel Tips for visiting Chicago

Chicago is the third biggest city in America.

Swept by the wind from nearby Lake Michigan, the capital of 1920s gangsters and jazz is also the cradle of modern architecture with skyscrapers competing with creativity in the Loop district. A stay in Chicago is a cultural getaway with nearly 40 museums including the Art Institute, the second largest museum in the U.S. after the Met in New York. Chicago also has many green spaces, including the newest, Millennium Park, which hosts summer jazz concerts in its open-air auditorium

The largest city in the Midwest is not even the capital of its state, Illinois.

But America's third-largest city holds a special place in the United States and the world. The world capital of architecture in the first half of the 20th century, bordered by a lake that looks like the sea, Chicago is at the forefront of American history and culture. Strongly marked by industrialization and prohibition, the city offers a masterful courtyard on the skyscrapers in the Loop, its hyper center surrounded by the aerial metro. The quintessential urban landscape of the last century, full of remarkable buildings and works of art. Its 46 museums and more than 200 theaters are the other faces of this cultural mecca also synonymous with jazz and blues but also soul and house music.

Far from the bling of California or the elitism of New York, Chicago is the bastion of culture in the northern United States.

If the massive arrival of immigrants with the industrialization of the late 19th and early 20th century forged the soul and prosperity of the city,
it has subsequently become a metropolis with a powerful economy and international cultural influence, diversifying and offering an increasingly pleasant living environment.

Chicago, the old industrial city, has become since the end of the 20th century one of the most innovative cities in America, a pioneer in the protection and management of green spaces and urban biodiversity.

Strolling among the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, climbing to the top of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), taking a break in Grant Park and Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan, shopping on the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue, going to the show, the theater or the countless concert halls, getting lost in the museums
Chicago offers travelers an urban tourism experience of rare intensity and diversity.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Chicago

What to visit in Chicago ?

Here are the top 10 to visit in Chicago :

  • The Willis Tower
  • Marina City
  • The Field Museum 
  • The John Hancock Observatory
  • The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)
  • The Loop
  • The Millennium Park
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • The Music Box Theatre
  • Fly over the city in a helicopter

Several airlines offer direct flights from major European capitals 
 It takes about 7h30/8h to reach Illinois crossing the Atlantic

. It is relatively easy to reach Chicago from New York for example or from other North American cities. Compare the best offers on Skyscanner.

  • To visit Chicago, the easiest way is to stay downtown, at the corner of Michigan Avenue, because it is very central and there are dozens of hotels.

  •  However, you should avoid the Loop on weekends because it is the business district and it is completely deserted on weekends and in the evening.

  • You should also avoid the west and south sides of the city because they are not the best places to stay in Chicago.

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