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

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 Miami

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

Miami is a major transportation center. Direct passenger rail service is available to the U.S. Interstate bus lines also serve widely and is connected with the Florida Turnpike and the interstate highway system.

  • Airport: Miami International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines

Airport

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood FLL is the nearest and one of the cheapest areas to fly to in all of the U.S. Besides FLL, another nearby airport is West Palm Beach PBI is 62 miles and there always seems to be some sale or other going on

Among U.S. airports, MIA handles second-highest number of international passengers and is also one of the busiest airports in the world especially suitable for flights to Latin America and Europe, as well as to cities in the United States.

Driving Distance: 7 miles / 11 km

Driving Time: 14 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Customs and Tipping

Tipping is not obligatory in Miami and is often included in the check. It is discretionary and if completely unsatisfied, one can ask the manager to remove the tip from the check and when the service it is satisfactory, one can add 15-18% to the check.

To Sommelier or Wine Steward it is 15% of the bottle price.

For doorman calling the cab, it proper to pay $2, for concierge $5-10 and for the valet parking, $2 is enough

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