What’s There

Chicago has a number of attractions and whether it’s your first time or not, there’s always something to see and do. Some of the top things to see in Chicago include seeing Millenium Park where you can view some of the city’s amazing architecture and take a pic with the famous Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”), taking a stroll down to Navy Pier and a ride on the Ferris wheel, hitting up Willis Tower (the tallest building in the western hemisphere) and going up to its Skydeck, biking along the lakefront or soaking up the sun at the city’s beaches along Lake Michigan, and being sure to eat some famous Chicago deep-dish pizza, Italian beef, and classic Chicago-style hot dogs!

Who’s There

Chicago has a mix of people living here, which is no surprise given that it’s one of the biggest cities in the US. Home to many people of Hispanic, African, and European descent, there are tons of festivals celebrating their culture, so you really get a feel for the blended background of Chicago. And they also boast the title of the third-largest LGBTQ population in the US (Pride is lit!). While the summers are lovely (despite the humidity), the winters are cold and windy. If you do go in the winter, you’ll want to bundle up (and maybe grab some hot chocolate to hold in your gloved hands for heat). Luckily, this city is very tourist-friendly and casual/comfy clothing is totally fine for site-seeing! Although, you should pack something nice for a fancy night out since some of their upscale restaurants do have a dress code.

Getting There

Chicago has two International Airports namely – O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. Midway is a little closer to downtown than O’Hare and is a smaller airport, so you usually move faster through it. Porter Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, AirTran Airways, Delta and many other airlines serve Midway Airport. You can get flights to Chicago from almost any part of the world to be it Cancun or Manila, Bali or Glasgow.