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Travel guide for Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is famous for the Chicago Cubs; the Chicago Bears, Super Bowl Champs; the “EL,” fast transit elevated trains; the Art Institute; Lakeshore Drive, the Lake Michigan Shoreline Park and the Chicago Zoo. In addition, Chicago is home to Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil and President Barack Obama and his family. Perhaps you will be among those whose Activity Holidays will include the 2016 Olympic Games in Chicago.

Chicago claims the title as the city with the best restaurant food in the land. It has always had the best ballpark hot dogs and is fast becoming the city with the best gourmet hot dogs. You can find great hot dogs at stands in downtown Chicago, the ballpark and local restaurants.

Chicago has two main airports, O’Hare International Airport one the world’s busiest and Midway International Airport serving mainly domestic destinations. The Chicago Transit Authority provides buses, El trains, diesel electric buses, trolley cars, taxis and rental cars

Making travel arrangements Direct through Local Tour Operators, assures you get low airfares, accommodations and entrance tickets to events. Local Tour Operators plan Tours through groups and agencies charged with Direct planning of main events in the city. For travel arrangements contact Local Tour Operators.

A 15.4%, hotel tax on accommodations maintains parks and public buildings while causing exorbitant prices in comparison to the rest of the country. Chicago is a convention town and convention goers receive reimbursement for expenses. There are owners in Chicago’s hospitality industry who believe cost is not important to visitors.

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Among the main attractions in Chicago are Sears Tower, the highest building in the world; Millennium Park; the Shedd Aquarium from 1930; Adler Planetarium; Astronomy Museum and Navy Pier. A Chicago CityPass lets you visit five different attractions including the Tommy Guns Garage Dinner, (a musical comedy including Gangsters, Flappers and you as participants); The Medieval Times Dinner with knights and a four- course meal; several bicycle Tours and trolley Hop on/Hop off Tours.

You can attend the Oprah Winfrey show or visit Magnificent Mile, the high-end shopping district. Chicago offers Kid Friendly museums, Lincoln Park Zoo, Guy Getaways, festivals, parades, concerts and special events. Other attractions include Shoreline Drive; Boat Tours; Lakefront Cruises, the Wrigley Building, Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs and Harpo Studios. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art; River North Gallery District; Oak Street Beach; The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and more.  

Restaurants abound in Chicago and there is more than one to suit everyone’s taste. Fast food restaurants and sit down restaurants offering Mexican, Italian, French, Chinese, Cuban, American cuisine and more. Whether you want casual, romantic or elegance personified, you will find it all in Chicago.

Economy Tours can be fun-filled Activity Holidays. Travel savings add up when booking Activity Holidays through Local Tour Operators.  Some Worldwide travelers suggest it is cheaper to book Tours through Local Tour Operators. Packaged Tours include the lowest airfares and accommodations for Activity Holidays. Chicago Tours offer fun-filled Activity Holidays visiting main attractions and events in Chicago.

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