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Chicago, Illinois, USA

48 hours in Chicago - see the best of the Midwest in a weekend

Perched on the edge of enormous Lake Michigan, Chicago’s size and famous skyline mark it out as the undisputed “King of the Midwest”. The Windy City is full of iconic sights and its closely-packed and distinct neighborhoods mean a visitor can see a huge amount in a weekend. Here is our recommended itinerary for getting the full Chicago experience in 48 hours.

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How to plan your holiday time

Whether you want to pre-book transport tickets or devise a city break itinerary, make the most of your holidays with our top tips on how to plan your holiday time.

Top 10 historic things to do in Chicago

Book your Chicago hotel for hot dogs in one of baseball’s oldest parks, a river tour through a century of architecture, and authentic Chicago blues in a legendary club. Time travel to the past with this guide to the best of historic Chicago.

Top 10 food and drink things to do in Chicago

Meat-and-sauce-stuffed, deep-dish pizza. Creamy fettucini Alfredo. Or a prime, Chicago-cut steak. Please your palate in a different way every night in Chicago. Book a Chicago hotel and indulge in its hearty meat-and-potatoes pleasures with this guide to the top 10 food and drink things to do in Chicago.

Summer vacations in Chicago

A summer vacation in Chicago sizzles with sunny days spent strolling art-filled street fairs, cruises on the lake and alfresco dining under the city lights. Book a summer hotel in Chicago and visit when music fills the air and the sun shines on the Windy City.

Short getaways in Chicago – a 48-hour tour of shopping, sightseeing and deep dish pizza

You can get only a glimpse of the city on a short getaway in Chicago. With just a few nights in a Chicago hotel, follow our exciting itinerary and see the city’s best.

Where to stay in Chicago - a travel guide to Chicago's neighbourhoods

Choosing where to stay in Chicago is the key to a relaxing visit. Book the best Chicago hotel using this guide to the city’s main neighborhoods.

A Chicago travel guide – iconic architecture, deep-dish pizza and miles of shopping

Take a Chicago vacation to find a potpourri of world-class museums, parks and beaches, rocking blues clubs and scenic streets. Book a Chicago hotel and discover the richness of this diverse city on Lake Michigan’s sandy shores.

Top 10 hotels in Chicago

Stylish spa retreats, grand Victorian mansions and roomy tower suites with lake views – find the right hotel with this guide to the top 10 hotels in Chicago.

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