Home of the world’s first skyscrapers, Chicago is undeniably modern. Book a flight from Québec City to Chicago to witness modern architectural feats in person, along with a city thriving in arts and culture.
Millennium Park is a great example of the city’s contemporary factor. It’s packed with Chicago attractions, futuristic architecture, and public art. Cloud Gate, affectionately known as “The Bean”, reflects the soaring architecture of Chicago’s skyline off of its shining elliptical surface.
Art aficionados will find countless things to do in Chicago. Right along the western border of Millennium Park is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the US, the Art Institute of Chicago. From its halls lined with masterpieces, to artifacts spanning thousands of years, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must visit for every art lover.
A short trip south brings you to Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, a Chicago landmark that has dazzled visitors since 1927. During warmer months, hourly light shows illuminate the giant fountain, which is especially picturesque when lit up at night against the skyline.
Not all Chicago attractions are devoted to man-made wonders. For some natural marvels, splash around at the Shedd Aquarium. A visit to the largest indoor aquarium in the world provides fun for the whole family. Here you’ll find over 8000 aquatic animals from all over the world. Kids and even adults are sure to love the seal, dolphin, and penguin habitats.
The whole family will love exploring the Field Museum of Natural History, one of the largest natural history museums in the world, as well as the Museum of Science and Industry. This popular Chicago attraction is dedicated to interactive exhibits including a U-505 submarine, virtual reality travel, mathematical mirror maze, and even indoor storms.
Navy Pier is gallons of family fun by the lake with shopping, dining, cruise tours, and fireworks. You may even conquer your fear of heights at the top of the Centennial Wheel, where you’re sure to be rewarded with breathtaking views.
No matter which way the wind blows in the Windy City, flights from Québec City to Chicago are a gateway to great fun.
East of the river, a sprawling Lakeview attracts visitors to some of Chicago’s best bars, comedy clubs, theatres, shops, and music venues. Book flights from Québec City to Chicago and get a view of Lakeview for yourself.
This huge neighbourhood is a great hangout for music lovers in search of things to do in Chicago. Lakeview hits all the right notes with small bars, intimate venues, basement dance floors, hosting everything from underground local garage bands to hip-hop stars on the rise.
During the day, trendsetting boutiques, comic book stores, and record shops keep locals and tourists entertained, but after regular store hours Chicago shows off its rich musical history that comes to life in Lakeview.
Get ready for an island getaway right in the Windy City. Laid back vibes and authentic Jamaican permeate the speakers at Exedus II Lounge. The atmosphere within Exedus is a true testament to Chicago’s diversity. This small club has brought dance contests, live reggae bands, and dancehall nights to Chicago since the 1980s.
A night out here is the perfect way to experience another side of authentic Chicago. In true Lakeview style, you’re also likely to find a Chicago Cubs game playing on flatscreens around the bar.
Closer to Wrigley Field itself is Metro Chicago, one of Chicago’s oldest and most famous clubs. With live DJs entertaining crowds downstairs at the Smart Bar, the club boasts a variety of genres. It’s also the proud home of the annual Chicago Rocks Festival.
In Lakeview rock n’ roll dive bars with vintage pinball machines and extensive selections of whiskey and beer are friendly neighbours with cozy, dimly lit wine bars with prime charcuterie choices.
Fly from Québec City to Chicago to hit up these historical venues and intimate live shows. You’ll probably be asking for an encore performance from Lakeview.
Chicago’s Chinatown has its share of restaurants, tea houses, and affordable souvenirs, but this area sets itself apart from other Chinatown districts with its museums and cultural centres.
Each institution is dedicated to Chinese American heritage, and more specifically the history of Chinese immigrant communities in Chicago . Fly from Québec City to Chicago and discover what makes this Chinatown one of the top ranked in the United States.
Historically, Chinese immigrants faced many hardships both during and after the construction of the Transcontinental Railway, and the community was forced to relocate multiple times. Today the area acts as a supportive cultural community, tourist attraction, and heritage site for Chinese Americans.
You can learn more about the journeys and culture of Chinese labourers and immigrants to the Midwest at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago. Throughout the neighbourhood, impressive imperial-style structures elegantly decorate the streets while paying homage to Chinatown’s heritage.
The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute is devoted to cultural exchange between China and the United States. The Institute offers unique and interactive cultural activities like Tai Chi classes, concerts, dumpling making lessons, and kite-making for kids.
Once your feet are weary from cultural wanderings, try some delicious dim sum, dumplings, and incredible Chinese cuisine at restaurants throughout the neighbourhood. Won Kow Restaurant is the oldest in Chinatown. It was opened in 1928 and stands out with a sign you can’t miss boasting Chinese food and cocktails. Tourists rave about the high-quality dishes and friendly service.
The Ping Tom Memorial Park is not only a laid back centrepiece of life in Chinatown, it’s also a popular spot for kayaking in the city. The park is perfect for taking a break from walking back-and-forth between Chicago attractions. The pagoda-style pavilion and other Chinese style landscaping features set this park apart from others throughout the city.
Book a flight from Québec City to Chicago and embark on a cultural exchange trip of your own.
Fly from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), with a quick connection in Toronto. Québec City to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Québec City to Chicago is around 1,435 km / 890 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is about 16 km / 10 mi from downtown Québec City.
Take the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale 78 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
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.