You’ve long known of Chicago’s reputation as the “The Windy City,” and now that you’re here, wise wanderer, walking amid the fountains, bike trails, and art installations of Lake Michigan’s waterfront, you’ve certainly found yourself blown away. As one of the most storied cities in the U.S., Chicago overflows with history and culture around every corner, and there’s no shortage of exciting adventures awaiting you here. And by choosing one of the Chicago vacations featured here on Travelocity, you can sink your teeth into the Chi-Town’s iconic deep-dish pizza, root for the World Series-winning Cubs, and shop along the Magnificent Mile.
Embarking on your first adventure in this one-of-a-kind city? Where you choose to stay makes a big difference when it comes to vacations in Chicago. To ensure you make the right choice, here are four hotels you’ll fall in love with:
Choose one of our vacation packages in Chicago based around the attractions or activities you’re most looking forward to. In Near South is the sprawling Museum Campus, which consists of three large museums. Stargaze at the Adler Planetarium, pay a visit to the infamous Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History, and finish the museum hop at the Shedd Aquarium. Architecture aficionados will be drawn to the gorgeous buildings found in the Loop, including the Fine Arts Building, The Reliance Building, and the Rookery. Use the city's popular public transportation system to get around, but if you want to explore beyond the city limits you may want to rent a car in Chicago.
Every year, the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day, which is celebrated with a parade the Saturday before the holiday. This popular event is only one item in a crammed calendar of city events. Head outdoors to listen to classical music during the 10-week Grant Park Music Festival or sip on favorite beers while discovering new ones at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival in July. Live music, food, and the arts are the focus of most of the festivals. Let the festivals guide you when you plan vacation package in Chicago, IL.
Travelocity makes it easy to find a cheap vacation in Chicago at any time of year. Take a look at our unbeatable Chicago package deals today, and you’ll be on the trip of your dreams in no time.
So you've unpacked your suitcase and you're starting to feel weary after your flight — what do you do? Curl up in bed? Not a chance... getaways are about one-of-a-kind experiences and extraordinary adventures! (Besides, you can always have a rest when you get home.)
Looking forward to some thrilling activities while you're in Chicago? We recommend trying out some of these experiences: