Travel guide to Chicago

Facts

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Local name
Chicago
Inhabitants
2.700.000
Timezone
When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 06.00 in Chicago.

Best time to visit

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Chicago can be visited all year, but winters can get very cold with lots of snow. Summers can be hot and sunny but quite humid as well. The best time to visit is in September, where it is sunny with pleasant temperatures.

Literature

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Chicago Access Chicago Chicago Walking Guide

Culture and entertainment

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Chicago is known for its jazz and blues festivals, and in June they have the Chicago Blues Festival. Shortly after they have the Chicago Gospel Festival, and in August the Chicago Jazz Festival takes place. Furthermore they have the German-American Festival in October.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In Chicago there are good accommodation possibilities. There are expensive hotels as well as medium-priced and cheaper ones. Furthermore there are quite a few motels, guesthouses, B&B's and hostels. In the summer, because of the many festivals, it can be a good idea to book in advance. Book your hotel in Chicago here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in town. They can easily be hired in the street and all use a taximeter.
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