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.
Rail, Buses, Metro, Uber, Taxi, Bike, Cab
Cleanliness:High; Efficiency: High
By bus, the fare cost is $10 to $12.
By taxi and cab
By taxi and cab, the fare cost is $12 to $14.
|Water Bottle||USD 2.00|
|Cup of Coffee||USD 4.00|
|Milk Carton Pack||USD 1.00|
|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|
The nightlife in Chicago is just perfect for a night owl's nocturnal rendezvous and is not restricted to bars and night clubs. It is also a hub for Jazz clubs, laugh-a-minute comedy shows, swanky speakeasies, sultry Blues, and craft breweries. The clubs are the best place to enjoy music. It is a good idea to invite one's friends to the party as Chicago is all about kicking back and hanging out. There are also sophisticated piano bars here. In the comedy circuit, Chicago is one of the top cities for entertainment and does not fail to disappoint with people like Marlon Wayans having his sold-out shows there. One can also enjoy the Thirsty Ears Festival and the Chicago Drinking Play. It is one of the most popular games revolved around drinking and laughing. Feel like some exciting dance music with the best DJs? Then the smart bars are for you. Check out the Berlin Club, a true gay club for a taste of something unique and out-of-the-ordinary.
Activities to do:
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.
O'Hare International Airport - ORD
MDW - Chicago Midway International Airport
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