Chicago is an exciting place to visit. As one of the major cultural and financial center of America, Chicago has more to offer than most any other city in the world. From ethnic restaurants from hundreds of countries, to art museums displaying fine and modern works of art from around the world, Chicago has something for everyone.
To make your travel to Chicago special, it is important to start with an easy entrance into the city. Many choose to fly into Midway Airport for this reason. As the smaller airport of the two major ones, Midway makes for quick and easy arrivals. And, Midway is connected to all of Chicago via the world famous elevated train. There are many hotels near Midway Airport, however it is the Carlton Inn Midway that is the only one that is within the city limits of Chicago and is just one block from the elevated train. Offering outstanding service and reasonable prices, this hotel is surely the best bet for Midway travellers.
Once you get comfortable in your hotel you will have the opportunity to explore the city. Hop on the train, and in just 15-20 minutes you’ll be in downtown Chicago. Downtown is the cultural and financial center of the city. Although relatively few Chicagoans live in this district, it still has so much to offer. From the famous parks and museums, to the theaters and restaurants, Chicago’s downtown is mind-blowing. One favorite is to go to the top of the Hancock Building, to the 96th floor, for a drink at the lounge during sunset. It is a truly spectacular experience!
Many come to Chicago not for tourism but for business. McCormick Place Exhibition Center is the main meeting space in Chicago. Conventions at McCormick Place often host over 40,000 attendees. A “small” convention has 10,000 people! These conventions range from the world famous automotive show, to more industry specific conferences such as for bulk handling systems.
With millions of visitors every year for both leisure travel and for business, Chicago has earned the position of being one of the worlds most interesting travel destinations. Next time that you have the chance to enjoy leisure travel, keep in mind the amazing choices that Chicago has to offer. From world-class zoos to Second City improve theater, Chicago has something to fit you and your needs.