Chicago is a great destination: a vibrant city full of iconic sights, world-class cuisine, local tastes, annual festivals, and a creative culture all situated waterfront on beautiful Lake Michigan. No matter what you plan your tip for - a romantic getaway, group trip, family vacation or one of Chicago's great events - you will fall in love (again) with the Windy City.
Chicago is a destination in itself, but it can also be your gateway to lake vacations just outside the city and in nearby Indiana and Michigan.
Sightseeing in Chicago
Chicago preserves a rich part of America's industrial and cultural history. Immerse yourself in the architecture, museums and cultural venues; stroll the vast public parks and enjoy the iconic sights that make Chicago a favorite place to stay, see and play. Some of America's favorite sports teams call Chicago home, and even if you don't see one of them in action, you can tour the venues. Don't miss seeing Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs for almost 100 years. (Read more on things to do in Chicago.)
In the Heart of the Midwest
The official starting point to the Historic Route 66 is Grant Park, and Chicago is still a great hub for road trips of all kinds. After spending a few days taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of the city, hit the road for a week at a lake house or a fall leaf peeping tour of the Midwest. Whatever brings you to Chicago, you'll find tons to do and see here.