About Chicago


Let's have a look around into background of Chicago
  • County: Cook County
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 41.8781136
  • Longitude: -87.6297982
  • Time zone: America/Chicago
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Chicago

  • Climate:  Humid Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to May and September to October

Location

Chicago of Illinois is the third most populated city of the United States of America with a population of about 2.7 million.

Distance from Chicago center to Airport

The city is catered by both O’Hare International Airport (2nd busiest Airport in the world) and Midway International Airport for Northwest and Southwest region respectively.

  • Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km
  • Driving Time: 27 Minute
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish and Polish

Modes of transport

  • Airport: O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – Pace by RTA; Taxi – Flash Cabs

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill

    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day

    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2  

Nearby Tourist Cities

Indiana Dunes, Bloomington and Madison (Wisconsin)

Emergency Contact Numbers in Chicago city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 312- 322-6777 (Metra)
  • Cab: (773) 561-4444 (Flash Cab)
  • Airport: +1 800-832-6352 (O’Hare International Airport)
  • Hospital: 383-3313 (Carle Hospital Emergency Room)

Events

  • Taste of Chicago
  • Lollapalooza – Music Festival
  • Chicago Auto Show

Tourist Attractions

  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Cloud Gate
  • Marquette Building

Theatre & Concerts

  • The Chicago Theatre
  • Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

Visit Top Restaurants in Chicago

  • Alinea
  • Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Top Shopping Centers in Chicago

  • Macy's on State Street
  • Water Tower Place
  • American Girl Place

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Glessner House Museum
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Jackson Park's Japanese Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Poppy Seed Bun – Portillo's
  • Smoked Trout – Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
  • Au Gratin Potatoes – Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Sports Club

Home of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox (Major League Baseball); the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals (National Football League); the Chicago Bulls (National Basketball Association) and the Chicago Blackhawks (National Hockey League).

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $1.73 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $3.25 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $1,952.84
  • Cheap meal: $15.00
  • Gasoline: $0.71 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $60.00

Information about Detroit

Nearby Tourist Cities

Windsor, Toledo and Cleveland

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – RelfeX ; Taxi – Detroit Cab Services

Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the main commercial airport of Detroit with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport handling the general aviation requirements of the city.

Driving Distance: 23 miles / 37 km

Driving Time: 25 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish and Arabic

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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