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Chicago Travel Planner and Basics

Chicago, the nation's third largest city, can be a little intimidating to a first time visitor. Here's where I've provided the information and basics you'll need to help get around the city, plan your Chicago travel and clue you in to some facts about this great city. Follow my lead and you'll feel like a Windy City native.
  1. Chicago Airports/Airlines (47)
  2. Chicago Calendar (26)
  3. Sightseeing and Tours (85)

September in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago during September.

Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza

October in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago during October

August in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a good time during your stay in Chicago in August.

July in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in Chicago in July.

April in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in April, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in May, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

American Junkie
California-Based Team Introduces Successful Brand To Chicago

City Pass Chicago - Save Money and Skip Long Lines
The Chicago City Pass is a great way to save some money if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions. At most of them, the City Pass also allows you to skip long lines.

Tom Mullaney - Bio
About our guest author, Tom Mullaney

How to Not Act Like a Tourist in Chicago
Tourists in Chicago can be spotted from a mile away, and most travelers are OK with that--which works in Chicago, as generally the locals are happy to help out the lost visitor. But when I travel I actually prefer to try and somewhat blend in, know a little bit about the city I'm going to, and get more of a feel of the local color. So if you're like me, here are my tips for how not to stick out.

Trains to Chicago
Trains to Chicago come from all parts of the country -- Amtrak considers Chicago a main hub, and if you look at a national Amtrak map you'll see the lines all feeding into a central spot, Chicago.

Driving to Chicago
Driving to Chicago from north, south, east, or west is very easy given that Chicago is a Midwestern hub and several major interstates connect right in Chicago's downtown. Here's how to get to Chicago by car depending on which direction you're coming from.

Getting to Chicago -- How to Travel to the Windy City
The first part of a vacation to Chicago is getting here in the first place. Here are the main ways to travel to Chicago.

Go Chicago Card - Save Money and Skip Long Lines
The Go Chicago Card is a great way to save some money if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions. At most of them, the Card also allows you to skip long lines.

Search for Chicago Hotel Availability and Rates
Here you can search hotels for availability, compare prices, and check out reader reviews.

Find a Flight to Chicago
Looking to book an airline flight to Chicago? This flight aggregator is a great place to start. Search for fares and flights for United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, and hundreds of others.

June in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in June, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Chicagoland Area in Detail
Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, this handy directory provides profiles and overviews of Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs.

December in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago in December

Best of the Year Guide To Chicago
Here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2014.

March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide for 2014.

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