Chicago

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Chicago showing street scenes, a skyscraper 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.

Where to stay in Chicago

Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $124 per night from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10
CA $124
per night
Feb. 9 - Feb. 10
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! (3,931 reviews)
"This was a weekend stay. What I was most impressed with was the cleanliness of the room and hotel. The place is old. The shower was hard to get going. The latch was tricky to get to stay in place. The bed was comfortable. There are smoking rooms so the whole building smelled like weed but our room ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2023

Congress Plaza Hotel
Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, a Marriott Hotel
Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, a Marriott Hotel
3 out of 5
243 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL, 60611
The price is CA $142 per night from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23
CA $142
per night
Feb. 22 - Feb. 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,444 reviews)
Great Hotel and Great location
"This was a much nicer hotel than I expected and in a great location. The only negative I had and why I didn't give it 5 stars was due to the noise in the hall way. People were not being load or rude, it just seemed like the doors were paper thin and you could hear every word people were saying in ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 6, 2023

Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, a Marriott Hotel
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
The price is CA $148 per night from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20
CA $148
per night
Feb. 19 - Feb. 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,414 reviews)
"Amazing!"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2023

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
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The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
2.5 out of 5
55 E Washington St., Chicago, IL, 60602
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 our reviews. ...
2.6/5 (106 reviews)
"The property was good location, but the scaffolding aroudn the building was little inconvenient. Overall, wonderful stay but got stuck in elevator first night."

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2022

The Chicago Hotel Collection - Millennium Park
Sentral Michigan Avenue
Sentral Michigan Avenue
3.5 out of 5
808 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL, 60605
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Navy Pier and Art Institute of Chicago ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (86 reviews)
"I loved the view and the apartment was amazing to the point I added another day . But the only thing I didn’t like was I got charged 150 twice for adding a day but other than that I love it"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2023

Sentral Michigan Avenue
Level Chicago – Old Town
Level Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
1140 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, 60610
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (104 reviews)
"I really enjoyed my stay this place was nice and clean."

Reviewed on Jan. 29, 2023

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.

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