Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.
Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city’s most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.
The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.
Things to See & Do
* Downtown area
* Museum Campus * Navy Pier * Chinatown * Millennium Park
Cruise Season – May – October Currency –
United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 588.4 km²
Population – 2,853,114 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.
Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).
Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.