Chicago Holiday Guide

Chicago Travel Information

The city of glass and steel buildings, Chicago features a number of impressive skyscrapers including the Sears Tower and the Hancock Observatory, which dominates the skyline offering incredible views of the city below. However, Chicago isn't all about buildings; the city has some very impressive museums, top-class art galleries and a vibrant shopping scene, Chicago is an ideal holiday location.

Kick off your day with a visit to Chicago's historic centre, one of the most popular areas among tourists where you can find the famous Art Institute, which features stunning collections of art and Chicago Cultural Centre, which hosts a wide range of exhibitions, galleries and exquisite interior design. If walking isn't really your thing, fret not. Enjoy a free ride on the famous train that runs on the elevated rail tracks around the historic centre to observe some of the city's most remarkable buildings.

Chicago Tourist Attractions

Those travelling with children will be delighted to know that Chicago is home to several child-friendly spots. Lincolm Park Zoo has a variety of animals and reptiles that will impress your little ones such as Galapagos turtles and huge monitor lizards. Another venue for kids worth stopping by is Santa's Village, a theme park. Magic shows, rides at Coney Island and a children's zoo are on offer here.

A great idea is to explore the neighbouring areas of Chicago. If you are a history buff and want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, visit Lincoln Home, located a short drive away from downtown Chicago. Optionally, you can also hire a car and explore the neighbourhood along the Illinois and Michigan Canal with its charming scenery and lush landscapes.

Chicago Nightlife

Just like other thriving cities in the USA, Chicago offers an exciting nightlife and plenty of options for a good night out. With Chinatown and Greek town located in the city, food connaisseurs are sure to find something different to please their taste buds. Shopping in Chicago is a fun experience. Check out the Magnificent Mile, the biggest shopping area in town that runs along North Michigan Avenue.

Taking out travel insurance for you and your family before your visit is strongly recommended.