Breeze through the Windy City with flights from Moncton to Chicago.
If you’re looking to explore Chicago, there’s no better place to start than the shores of Lake Michigan. Stroll along the Chicago Lakefront Trail for fantastic views of the Chicago harbour and access to the quiet public parks. You’ll pass many popular Chicago points of interest on this 18-mile route, stretching between the Northside and Southside neighbourhoods.
Within the scenic space of Grant Park stands the magnificent Buckingham Fountain. Step off the Lakefront Trail for a break in this peaceful setting. Grab a seat near the fountain, one of the largest in the world, and watch the magnificent water display.
For a similarly out of this world experience, drop by the Adler Planetarium. This Chicago landmark on the waterfront boasts exhibits that the entire family can enjoy. Here you can get a peek at the galaxy from the Doane Observatory.
On display in Millennium Park is a stellar collection of public art. Cloud Gate or “the Bean”, a towering 110-ton sculpture, stands out as a local favorite. Snag a photo of the Chicago skyline perfectly reflected on the Bean’s mirrored surface.
The annual Grant Park Music Festival is also hosted in Millennium Park. Dating back to the 1930s, it is one of the longest running classical music concert series. You’ll hear masterful performances from the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Grant Park Chorus at this free Chicago event.
Move indoors to the Art Institute of Chicago, curating both classic and modern works of art.
See the early masterpieces of the ancient Byzantine Empire and the contemporary works of Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Get lost in time browsing the museum’s exhibits when you fly from Moncton to Chicago.
Travel to the quaint hideaways in Hyde Park with flights from Moncton to Chicago.
Surrounding Hyde Park are the green spaces of Washington Park, Midway Plaisance, and Jackson Park. These parks all present a peaceful retreat from the bustling Chicago streets. However, each has a different set of activities for you to enjoy.
Designed by renowned landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Washington Park is a neighbourhood gem. Forming the border of Hyde Park, it hosts a wide variety of recreational facilities. Shoot some hoops on the basketball courts, or dive into its swimming pools for a bit of exercise.
The DuSable Museum of African American History is located near the park. Inside you’ll find over 15,000 artworks and artifacts from the African American community. The museum gets its name from African American fur trader, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, considered to be the founder of Chicago.
The Midway Plaisance provides a scenic route to Washington and Jackson Parks. Marvel at the Gothic Revival architecture of the University of Chicago that lines this green corridor. In winter, you can glide across the ice on the park’s skating rink, its most popular feature.
On arrival in Jackson Park, make your way over to the Museum of Science and Industry. Packed into this museum is a World War II submarine, and replica coal mine. Relive the glory days of the American military and unearth a few precious gems during your visit.
The Chicago Lakefront Trail conveniently winds through Jackson Park, past the museum. Go for a walk or bike ride on the trail for a picturesque view of the Chicago skyline. You can capture this spectacular scene at Promontory Point, which extends into Lake Michigan. The green lawns in this area are perfect for spreading out a picnic.
Fly from Moncton to Chicago for an amazing outdoor excursion in Hyde Park.
Visit the momentous enclave of Streeterville when you fly from Moncton to Chicago.
The highlight of Streeterville is Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile. This small section of Michigan Avenue is lined with some of the best shopping in the city. Wander down the row of high-end fashion houses and chic boutiques that earned the street its moniker. After a long day of shopping, refuel by grabbing a slice of deep-dish pizza, one of the many things Chicago is famous for.
Adding to the grandeur of Streeterville’s most popular district are the towering skyscrapers. The 100-storey John Hancock Center stands as one of the tallest buildings in North America. Climb up to the 360 Chicago observatory on the 94th floor for a fantastic view of Chicago.
Lake Shore Park offers a green escape from the busy Michigan Avenue. During the day, watch the locals engage in friendly games of softball and tennis at the park’s facilities. You can relax on the lawns to an outdoor movie or concert in the evening.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is nestled near the edge of the park. Founded as an alternative to the Art Institute of Chicago, sift through the nearly 2,500 works of art from the 1920s to present day. Pop into a touring exhibition for a look at the contemporary pieces of current artists. You may even watch art come alive in the museum’s Edlis Neeson Theater.
Check out the even livelier scene on the Navy Pier. The 50-acre leisure area is filled with fun things to do in Chicago. Bring the entire family to the Chicago Children’s Museum where you’ll encounter dinosaurs and amazing play spaces. The wonderland of Pier Park provides ample amusement for older crowds with its iconic Ferris wheel and musical carousel.
No trip to Chicago is complete without roam the enthralling streets of Streeterville following your flight from Moncton.
Fly from Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), with a stop in Ottawa and a connection in Toronto. Moncton to Chicago flight time is 5 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Moncton to Chicago is around 1,910 km / 1,185 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 9 km / 5 mi from downtown Moncton.
The Maritime Bus provides shuttle service to the airport from downtown.
Taxis from downtown cost about $20 CAD. Car service costs about $80 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is about 9 km / 6 mi from downtown Chicago.
Take the Chicago Transit Authority orange line from the Midway stop. The fare is $2.25 USD.
The Go Airport Express shuttle bus provides service from the airport to downtown. The fare is $27 USD.
Car rental services are available at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). Take the shuttle to the rental car area from the pick-up location at door 3 of the lower level, near the baggage claim area.
Taxis to downtown cost about $20 USD per person. Car service is available.