Chicago Pocket Guide

Images Of Chicago

With its lake shore location, countless skyscrapers and bundance of iconic traits and characteristics, Chicago is one of the great American cities. Along with skyscrapers, the windy city (a nickname which has nothing to do with the weather incidentally) is famous for hot dogs, pizza, sports teams and more. It possesses a big city feel similar to that you'd find in New York, but boasts a landscape that's far more open than its east coast counterpart. One minute you're in the middle of a thriving city when walking down Michigan Avenue, while the next you're enjoying some peace and quiet overlooking Lake Michigan. Even though it's not as accessible as other North American cities, it's ultimately worth the effort to get to as Chicago is unlike any other city in the country.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Chicago.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Chicago... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Chicago.

Chicago City Reviews

  • 80%


    Chicago, a perpetual delight lakeside

    The spirit of Chicago and its friendly citizens create a city form of living, a leitmotif of sentiment and purpose, a mid-west canvas of human spirit unlike others.

    Insider Tip:Enjoy the ambiance of your favorite neighborhood.

  • 80%



    a lot to see in chicago, but better to go there in the spring or in summer cause sometimes there were construction at my visited places.

    Insider Tip:Gray line tour - expensive but worth it!

  • 100%


    Second City no more.

    I just love Chicago. Summer or winter, it matters not, as the city has so much to offer. I come back every year, sometimes twice a year.

  • 100%



    I loved Chicago, its a busy city but much less tiring than NYC. The people are so friendly and its got a great historic story. I recommend visiting the Sears tower, the zoo and the aquarium!

    Insider Tip:try a Chicago Dog from America Dog - they are the shiiiit ! :)

  • 90%


    I think everyone should really consider doing a sight seeing bus. The guides are really great, really enthusiastic and clearly love their city. Plus they give you great tips for places to eat or things that we should see. Maybe even consider doing the architecture cruise. That was really amazing!

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