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 San Diego

Nearby Tourist Cities

Eastern San Diego County has a wide variety of things to see and do. It’s the size of the state of Connecticut and there are a wide variety of things to see and do here. Other places to visit nearby are the Cleveland National Forest, Indian Casinos, Outlet malls and small towns such as Alpine and Julian.

Because they share an international border with Mexico, Tijuana and San Diego are together grouped as an international metropolitan area. Also try out the tour of the 7 caves, a trip to Disney which is a 2-hour drive from here and it operates at peak during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Universal Studios Hollywood is also a 3 hours drive from here. Drive to the forested Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and the nearby Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Modes of transport

The most convenient way to get around everywhere in San Diego is to use a car. The freeway in Mexico is easy to navigate with manageable traffic. Once the flight reaches the SAN airport, visitors can find a reliable vehicle for rental easily as San Diego is the home to many car rental companies that are national brands besides other local and independent ones that are all available at a central location. 

Bus tickets are cheap in San Diego and the trolley system is also a great way to travel around. A Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is quite popular for exploring the region with complete flexibility. Get down wherever you like and explore more or just sit and travel at a luxury pace without worrying about driving or parking.

Cheapest flights from San Diego to Las Vegas on Spirit airline is $77 for a return ticket, Allegiant air is offering a $107 return ticket to Stockton Metropolitan Airport. There are similar prices offered by airlines such as United, Alaska and Delta airline.

  • Airport: San Diego International Airport and Tijuana International Airport 
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and San Diego Trolley.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound; Taxi – San Diego Taxi Service

Airport

San Diego International Airport - SAN is located in Baja California, Mexico 4.8 km from the central business district. The airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from the downtown, serviced by 22 major airlines like American, United, Frontier, Hawaiian, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin. The airport receives 20 million passengers a year.

Tijuana International Airport - TIJ is also directly adjacent airport located at the USA-Mexico border and connects with major cities of Mexico. Nearly 500 daily flights operate their nonstop and connecting services to major domestic destinations and across the globe from San Diego.

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km
Driving Time: 9 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Vietnamese and different Asian languages

Customs and Tipping

While planning a trip to San Diego, it is important to know about the tipping estimates.

For the bar at least 10% (or try for 15%) of the bill and if you are fetching your own drinks at the bar and you pay each time then 1 or 2 dollars is ample, who knows they may offer you a drink on the house.

For taxi its 10% and for the room service you can hand them or leave it on the nightstand while checking out. A couple of dollars per person per night is suffice.

  • 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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