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 New York

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

 

Most popular airlines that fly to New York are Virgin Atlantic, United, Air Canada, Delta, Lufthansa, KLM, Qatar, Norwegian, and WOW air. Being a popular destination all major airline fly to New York and the route is always busy with flights ticket getting more expensive in November and December. January and February are the quietest months and airlines come up with attractive offers during the slack period to boost the sales.

New York’s subways cover most of the Manhattan and nearby areas. Buying a metro card solves the purpose of commuting in the metro and utilizing the large network of bus routes.

  • Airport:  John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport
  • Rail: New York City Subway.
  • Road: Bus – MTA Regional Bus operations (RBO); Taxi – Yellow Taxicabs

Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (Busiest Airport for International Passengers of North America), Newark Liberty International Airport (4th Busiest US Gateways), and LaGuardia Airport.

  • Driving Distance: 19 miles / 31 km (JFK)
  • Driving Time: 38 Minutes (JFK International Airport)
  • Languages: Of 800 languages spoken in New York City English is followed by 51 percent followed by Spanish and then Chinese.

Customs and Tipping

Tips in New York are greatly expected and appreciated as well. There may be an increased number of restaurants that are implementing a no-tipping policy however they add a service charge in the bill itself.

  • 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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