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Dubbed the Windy City, this great American city is one of the world’s foremost centres for sport, music and modern art.

Located in the ‘Prairie State’ of Illinois, Chicago is the metropolitan giant of the Midwest and the third largest city in the States, standing tall and proud on the edge of Lake Michigan. Home of Willis Tower,, the nation’s tallest skyscraper, you can see the Great Lake and many of the other famous sights across the city from its viewing platform, which stands a dizzying 412 metres above ground.

One of the famous attractions you’ll be able to make out is Lincoln Park, a great place to spend many happy hours with beaches, sports grounds and landscaped gardens. To the south side of the park, you can pay a visit to the Chicago History Museum and find out more about the heritage of this legendary all-American city. In the heart of the park, meanwhile, take a stroll through the Lincoln Park Conservatory or explore the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is home to over a thousand animals. If this whets your appetite, head for Brookfield Zoo19 kilometres west of town, more than twice the size and home to dolphin displays, big cats and all kinds of primates.

In the downtown Loop district, head for Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile for some serious retail therapy, as well as to find plenty of great spots to eat and drink. To the south of the Magnificent Mile, you’ll find the Art Institute of Chicago, which plays host to a remarkable range of masterpieces from America and Europe, with works by Monet, Van Gogh and many other famous artists lining its walls. Nearby Millennium Park also makes a great place to while away some time with public art attracting the crowds – impressive open-air concerts are held here through the summer too.

Head for the South Loop to find Chicago’s Museum Campus, just a short journey from downtown by car or on the Chicago ‘L’ elevated subway, to look around the Field Museum where you’ll find a rich array of natural history exhibits, and the Museum of Science where you can see a mock coal mine and an aircraft among the showpieces.

Chicago has of course made a huge impact on American culture, with huge icons hailing from the great city. Go and see the Ernest Hemingway Museum and House where the famous author was born. In the elegant Oak Park district, you’ll find the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio where the great architect once lived. One of his greatest works Unity Temple stands nearby. As you return into town, take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory, a stunning urban garden with rare and exotic plants on display.

There are some attractions for which Chicago is world-famous. Head to Wrigley Field to take in a baseball game, or go and enjoy some blues at a historic venue like B.L.U.E.S. on Chicago’s north side or Kingston Mines near Lincoln Park. Check out Navy Pier with its great bars and restaurants. Perfect for relaxation during your tri

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Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is SG$173 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in The Loop, this hotel is steps away from Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Auditorium Building and Theatre. Fine Arts ...
3.7/5Good! (4,641 reviews)
"Very cool hotel in a great location with amazing staff"

Reviewed on 14 Jun,2021

Congress Plaza Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
The price is SG$251 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Near North Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Michigan Avenue, Chicago Riverwalk and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Ann and Robert H. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,337 reviews)
"Loved this hotel! Amazing location, close to Mag Mile, Navy Pier, Riverwalk, Millennial Park. Had a cool pool area and outdoor recreation space, just wish it were open past 9pm."

Reviewed on 14 Jun,2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is SG$303 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in The Loop, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue Bridge. Grant Park and Chicago Theatre are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (3,220 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 14 Jun,2021

Hyatt Regency Chicago
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OP3 Enjoy Oak Park, Walk to Shopping, Dining & Transpo
OP3 Enjoy Oak Park, Walk to Shopping, Dining & Transpo
207 922 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL
Situated in Oak Park, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and within 6 miles (10 km) of Brookfield Zoo and Garfield ...
OP3 Enjoy Oak Park, Walk to Shopping, Dining & Transpo
OP6 Oak Park 2BR Apt Near Transit, Shops and Bistro
OP6 Oak Park 2BR Apt Near Transit, Shops and Bistro
Apt 804 922 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL
Situated in Oak Park, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and within 6 miles (10 km) of Brookfield Zoo and Garfield ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
"Didn’t like the entrance process. It was confusing and had given us the wrong code"

Reviewed on 7 May,2021

OP6 Oak Park 2BR Apt Near Transit, Shops and Bistro
Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
3 out of 5
171 Hickory Bend, Hickory Hills, IL
Situated in Hickory Hills, this cabin is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall and within 6 miles (10 km) of SeatGeek Stadium and Water's Edge Golf ...
Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
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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