Chicago is home to an endless line up of live music events and a thriving theatre scene. Book your flight to Chicago and discover a city that’s sure to entertain while satisfying your appetite for both architecture and fine art.
When it comes to entertainment, Navy Pier is peerless. Enjoy a cold one alongside lakefront views from the beer garden or the top of the 196 foot Ferris wheel. If you’re heading over with the whole family, there are lots to do. Set sail on a boat cruise or skate by the lake at Chicago’s outdoor summer ice rink. In between adventures you’ll spot public art, sculptures, galleries and gardens.
Step right up with the little ones, who will love the carnival rides on the pier and three floors full of interactive exhibits at The Chicago Children’s Museum. Here kids can dig for dinosaur fossils, splash around at an indoor waterpark, paint, build skyscrapers and more.
Bring along your camera for a close-up at Millennium Park. This popular park hosts free concerts on summer evenings and is full of famous attractions and art displays, including Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate, more widely known as “the Bean.” There’s fun to be had year-round at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and the Lurie Garden.
The pedestrian-only Nichols Bridge leads right to the third floor sculpture terrace of another noteworthy attraction, the Art Institute of Chicago. This museum, founded in the late 1800s, is the second largest in the country and boasts beautiful collections of international art, contemporary photography, and architecture.
With thousands of works and world famous art, this top tourist attraction is sure to keep even the most casual art lovers enthralled for hours.
Visit Shedd Aquarium and you’ll find yourself marvelling at the architecture as well as the colourful marine life. Opened in 1930, Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Dive in deep with thousands of freshwater and saltwater species from around the world. All of these aquatic wonders are accented with beautiful neo-classical architecture.
Experience more of Chicago’s architectural wonders through its endless venues, expansive, and eclectic music scene. Annual lakefront jazz and blues festivals beautifully capture Chicago’s musical history, but there are always tons of choices for fans of every genre.
Book a flight to Chicago to start tapping your feet to the rhythms of this culture packed city.
Whether you’re shopping for your wardrobe or record collection, Logan Square is sure to have something in store for you. From the shelves of book and record shops to the racks of streetwear stores, explore this neighbourhood and you’re likely to find a decent deal on some unique boutique goods.
When you fly to Chicago, there’s plenty more to do other than shopping. Exploring this area is extra easy with restaurants, shops, and attractions all within walking distance.
Take a dip at Humboldt Park Beach or indulge in the food trucks, gorgeous gardens, and frequent festivals surrounding the lagoon. The Barrio Arts Festival attracts visitors each year with culture-focused lectures, food vendors, public workshops, and live performances.
At the heart of Logan Square is the neighbourhood's pulse where Milwaukee Avenue, Kedzie Avenue, and Logan Boulevard intersect. Milwaukee Avenue is dotted with dive bars with local charm and vintage arcade games, gourmet coffeehouses, and cocktail lounges. Around this area you’ll also discover intimate music venues and beautiful tree-lined boulevards.
Foodies, gamers, musicians, and music fans will all love discovering all the sides of Logan Square. Book a flight to Chicago and start exploring.
Wicker Park is named after the four-acre park at its centre. It became a part of Chicago in 1837 and has grown and diversified greatly over the years. When you fly to Chicago, come and see what makes this park a local favourite.
The park itself is a perfect sunny day hangout. Here you’ll find indoor and outdoor movie screenings and an ice rink.. You may even catch locals pitching a game of 16 inch softball, a Chicago invention dating back to the late 19th century.
Back on Wicker Park’s main streets, art buffs will find a few gems with Wicker Park’s collection of prestigious and innovative art spaces. Corbett vs Dempsey, established over a decade ago, is an absolute must for art lovers. This creative space is a proud display of American modernism, abstract, and contemporary art.
Wicker Park is also a great place for chowing down. With over 100 restaurants in the area, every hungry visitor is sure to leave happy. Japanese, Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern cuisine, and French fusion feasts serve up something to satisfy every craving.
To top it all off, Wicker Park is an easy train ride away from The Loop, an area featuring some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks and attractions. When you fly to Chicago, stop off in Wicker Park for diverse food, culture-focused fun, and a pathway to other amazing attractions.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in concourse A.
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is about 9 km / 6 mi from downtown Chicago.
Taxis from downtown cost about $20 USD per person. Car service is available.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
The Go Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from downtown. The fare is $27 USD.
Take the Chicago Transit Authority orange line to the Midway stop. The fare is $2.25 USD.