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Chicago

North America
25+

Rank in USA

32

Rank in North America

160+

World Rank

Currency
US Dollar(USD)
Weather
Time
10:25 AM (GMT -05:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Chicago

Chicago, the bustling, happening and forever-busy city of America has to its credit a host of monikers like the 'Phoenix City', '2nd City', and 'Windy City', to name a few. Officially designated as the 'Emerald City' it is considered to be the city that metaphorically and literally rose from the ashes like the 'Phoenix' after the great Chicago fire in 1871, to be reborn and become a story of resilience and courage. By 1893 'The Columbian Exposition' proclaimed that Chicago was ready to take its place on the global economic and cultural stage. This indomitable spirit ensured that within two decades the population had nearly doubled and today it is the most populous city in Illinois according to the 2017 Census. The city is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and witnessed a collective sense of purpose in evolving into the city having the most prestigious urban planning and zonal standards. The city today boasts of uber-savvy infrastructures, spellbinding architectural marvels, beautiful scenery, swanky malls, cozy and welcoming coffee shops, technology giants, captivating culture, and nightlife to drool over. Identified as a sports hub, the city boasts of an internationally-renowned,  National Football League, and National Basketball Association. It is also famous for having top international-level universities. When one is in Chicago don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the all-exclusive Chicago-style hot dogs and pizza joints. Blend in with the hustle and bustle of the windy city and get down and dirty with all things Chicago, a city with a personality where every moment spent is never deemed boring or bland.

Continent Country
North America USA
Airport Name / IATA Code
O'Hare International Airport ORD
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
MDW Chicago Midway International Airport


Chicago
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
May, June, August, September, and October are some of the best times to visit because the weather is pleasant and averages between 12 to 21-degree Celcius. There are also seasonal facilities that are provided here.
Moderate time to visit
November, December, January, and February are moderate times of the year and also when prices dip in hotels. and restaurants. Theater week is also celebrated during these months.
Worst time to visit
March, April, May, and July are when the season is really cold with the temperatures sometimes below 0-degree C, which decreases chances for any form of outdoor activity.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) -6 -4 1 6 12 17 21 21 17 10 4 3
Maximum temprature (℃) 0 2 7 13 19 25 28 27 23 17 10 3
Rain fall (mm) 39 35 68 93 84 96 93 107 97 61 74 63
Population
2.72 (Millions)
Official Language
English
Spoken Language
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Police
911
Ambulance
911
Taxi
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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.00
Cup of Coffee USD 4.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.00
Rice/Kg USD 4.00
White Bread USD 3.00
Eggs (12) USD 2.00
Combo Meal USD 15.00
Fine Dining USD 65.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.00
Domestic Beer USD 5.00
Imported Beer USD 7.00
Bottle of Wine USD 14.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 13.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1825.00
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences

Activities to do:

  • Be prepared to get enthralled once you watch the live show of the world-renowned Israeli dance and percussion troop Mayumana.
  • It is good to visit Millenium Park at the heart of the city.
  • Grant Park with its notable attractions is a happening urban park right in the central business district.
  • Chicago Riverwalk is another exhilarating and fun activity involving dining, fishing, kayaking, and wine.
  • The lakefront trail is a good thing to enjoy for walking, jogging, and cycling.
Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Memory Game: Fans of Wright, young and old, will enjoy the Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Memory Game, which features 36 pairs of cards showcasing various shapes and designs Wright used in his art glass windows, carpets, skylights and more.

  • The average Chicago winter generates 38 inches of snow, but you can make it snow year-round on the city’s skyscrapers with a snow globe.

  •  Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bean Pendant for all those into the extravagant.

  • 1930 Al Capone Special Edition Armored Cadillac Model

  • Chicago Ties for their quirky designs.

  • Garrett Popcorn in a multitude of flavors and packed in very interesting boxes.

  • Pick up some Muddy Waters or a compilation album, or sample some Chicago Jazz CDs at local stores.

  • Take back some Half Acre Beer Company beer.

  • Sue gold-plated ornament for its Hollywood-inspired designs.

  • Wild Blossom Mead, a honey wine, which has a very unique taste.

  • Sports jerseys of various Chicago-based teams.

Tourist attractions in Chicago

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