Plan Your Trip
If you’re planning to fly into Chicago, you’ll have two different options for your arrival: O’Hare and Midway. Both are large international airports that sit just outside of the city. Public transportation does run to each airport, and taxis to and from downtown Chicago to either one will cost you between $30-$45.
Read more about Chicago’s airports here:
CityPASS — Discount Attractions
The Chicago CityPASS is a great way to explore Chicago’s best museums and attractions while saving a bundle. With Chicago CityPASS, visitors skip lines and save nearly half off regular admission prices. Valid for nine days, starting with the first day of use, Chicago CityPASS costs $69 for adults (a value of $134.60); $59 for kids, ages 3-11.
The CityPASS gives you access to the following sights:
Field Museum of Natural History
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
Skydeck Chicago OR John Hancock Observatory
To learn more about the Chicago CityPASS or to order yours, click here.
Where to Eat & Drink
Wanna try some local tastes? Check out some of Chicago’s favorite foods:
Unique Chicago Attractions & Activities — For the “Non-Tourist”
Chicago’s Local Craft Breweries
Kayak the Chicago River or Lake Michigan
Chicago Botanic Garden
Promontory Point Park
The Bookstores of Hyde Park
National Museum of Mexican Art
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