Chicago Pocket Guide

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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

  • 70%


    Chicago review

    It was my 3th time in Chicago - this time for couple days because of a wedding. Like the city, like the parks and sightseeing places. There is a lot of nice places to eat out and for shopping.

    Insider Tip:Remember Chicago is always windy so have always extra warm clothing witgh you!

  • 90%


    Chicago is wonderful!

    Chicago is very tourist-friendly city with a lot of opportunities for fun. Enjoy nice architecture and water channels in downtown, lovely shore of Michigan Lake, and Millennium Park. Get to the top of John Hancock Observatory and Willis Tower (both are recommended). Do not forget to visit Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and The Art Institute. Have fun in Chicago pubs!

  • 90%


    Two days in Chicago

    Chicago is a great city to visit, even if you only have a few days. There are wonderful museums and great food. I particularly like the Art Institute. The metro system is fairy easy to navigate. A one day Ventra card will run $10 and will work on buses and trains.

  • 90%


    Chicago- an amazing city!

    There is so much to do on this beautiful city. I recommend a walking tour, seeing some baseball at wrigley field and a walk along the lake/navy pier.

    Insider Tip:Try garrets popcorn. G mix is caramel and cheese! Hersheys chocolate world is near the water tower.

  • 80%


    Incredible city for architects!

    Chicago is an incredible city. Compact, made for people, everything is at walking distance. Great food, amazing parks, Music and culture, breathtaking skylines. It´s a paradise for architects.

    Insider Tip:Don´t miss a walking tour from Chicago Architecture Foundation. For about $15 you can see regular buildings become incredible engineering challenges, wonderful terracota sculptures, giants made of glass and steel. That´s because it was here the Skyscraper was invented!

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