Chicago Visitors Guide
Chicago, located on vast Lake Michigan, is one of the largest cities in the United States and a favorite among travelers looking to experience big-city sports, shopping and sights—all in the heart of the country. Chicago is a diverse metropolis with 77 distinct neighborhoods. The city bursts with arts and architecture, shopping districts and incredible eats. From its iconic skylines to its renowned museum exhibitions, and plenty of Chicago Country Inns & Suites hotels to choose from, visitors can always find something to do in the Windy City.
Reasons to Visit Chicago
Chicago Attractions by the Water
Best Bets: Get to a Festival
Once the weather in Chicago starts warming up, the streets fill with people and the festival season kicks off. If you get here in June, don’t miss the Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free blues festival in the world, which brings living legends and local 12-bar regulars to Grant Park for three days of music.
When to Visit Chicago
November through March, temperatures can vary wildly: expect cool and crisp to downright freezing. Chicago weather can change instantly, so pack accordingly. If you can get to the city during the summer, anticipate heat and crowds. It’s when the city comes out to play.
Chicago Travel Tip
Drop off the car after leaving your Chicago hotel. Chicago’s public transport system is sophisticated and easy to navigate. Plan your visit by neighborhood, grab a map and mark your route.