Chicago, United States Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Chicago is sometimes overlooked, but in spite of that it’s one of the world’s great cities and very worth a visit. It’s classic America combined with an amazing combination of recent foreign influences.

Why Visit Chicago

Chicago Facts

Population 2,800,000
Area 9,800,000
Timezone UTC-6
Currency US dollar
Airports O\'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Where to eat and drink in Chicago

Budget breakfastDepending on location you might have cheap coffee shops nearby or almost nothing. $7.00 - $10.00
Budget lunchPlenty of great ethnic meals and even good fast food options are available if you seek them out here.$8.00 - $12.00
Budget dinnerAgain, plenty of great budget options if you seek them out. Hotels in the main district can be pricey.$11.00 - $16.00
Beer (pint)Domestic beers are often on good specials in neighborhood bars. Trendy places will be more expensive.$5.00 - $8.00
Cocktails (glass)Prices for mixed drinks can vary widely, depending on the type of place.$6.00 - $10.00
Deep dish Chicago pizza (large)Pizzeria Uno is the most famous place serving these filling and unique pizzas.$28.00 - $35.00
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When to visit Chicago

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Chicago Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:52am7:04pm
21 Jun5:16am8:29pm
21 Sep6:37am6:50pm
21 Dec7:15am4:23pm

Where to stay in Chicago

Chicago Hotel Seasons

Chicago Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar65.00 - 78.00
starstarstarstarstar130.00 - 160.00
starstarstarstarstar156.00 - 285.00
starstarstarstarstar163.00 - 332.00
starstarstarstarstar307.00 - 614.00
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Chicago Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed25.00 - 42.00

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